Canterbury Choral Society

Performing since 1952

Announcing the 2016-17 Season 



Te Deum Concert, with works by Lully, Haydn, Matthias, Vaughan Williams, Britten and Stanford.

November 20, 2016

The Passion According to St. Matthew by Johann Sebastian Bach

 March 5, 2017

Elijah by Felix Mendelssohn

May 21, 2017





About the first Performance 

With works by Lully, Hayden, Matthias, Vaughan Williams, Britten and Stanford. “We Praise Thee, God” is our thematic concert covering multiple reiterations of this beautiful text from composers of the 17th century to 20th century. Performed with small orchestra and organ, this concert will offer beautiful material for everyone in our audience.

J DeVries

Jonathan De Vries

Jonathan De Vries is the Artistic Director and Conductor of The Canterbury Choral Society in New York City. The 2015-2016 season marks his eighth year of collaboration with the Canterbury Choral Society and the second year of his leadership. Mr. De Vries is honored to be the successor to his mentor and founder of the Society, Charles Dodsley Walker.


Welcome New Voices!

Canterbury is always interested in adding new voices.  Previous choral experience  and an audition are required. The audition will include vocal exercises for range, a brief sight-reading piece, and a prepared piece— anything which demonstrates the singer's vocal quality, diction skill, and musicality.  Rehearsals are open to prospective singers, and  are held September-May on Monday evenings at the Church of the Heavenly Rest, Fifth Avenue at 2 East 90th Street, New York, NY from 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm.

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