Past Concerts

Concert Series 2014-15

PAST Music for a Summer Evening
with Kathryn Jenkin, soprano and Ian Crowther, oboe

kathryn-jenkinSunday 14th June 6.00pm

Handel Oboe Concerto in G minor,
Handel Silete Venti,
Morricone La Califfa for oboe and strings,
Bach Magnificat Aria for soprano and oboe d’amore
Purcell Bid the Virtues

Bayle Music, St Eansythe Church, Folkestone CT20 1SW,

PAST A Musical Celebration
Saturday 18th April 7.30pm

A Halsted
In celebration of Anthony Halstead’s 70th year, the Canterbury premiere of his composition Concertino Elegiaco and a wonderful programme of chamber music featuring soprano Kathryn Jenkin.

Mozart Exsultate Jubilate,
Handel Silete Venti,
Salieri La Veneziana   

Colyer-Fergusson Hall, University of Kent

Music for a Sunday Afternoon  
with Paul Young , tenor

Paul youngSunday 1st March 4.30pm

Warlock The Curlew,
Mozart Flute Quartet in D,
Quantz Sonata in C minor, Vaughan Williams Blake Songs

International Study Centre, The Precincts, Canterbury
Tickets £15, £8 students, £5 under 12s, £13 Friends of FCO

David Rees-Williams

Bach & Handel, with a Twist with David Rees Williams

Saturday 11th October  7.30pm
St Peters Methodist Church, Canterbury CT1 2BE

Corelli, Concerto grosso op 6 no.1
Handel, Concerto grosso op 6 no.12 in Bb
Bach, Adagio (oboe & piano) Bach, Jesu Joy (oboe & piano)
Mozart, Eine Kleine Nacht Music

Click here for the Press Release: Press Release – 11th October 2014 – Festival Chamber Orchestra with David Rees Williams

Concert Series 2013-2014

PAST Passion & Celebration ‘A Concert for Jake’




S Barlow

FCO with Michael Chance, John HarleParrecelli & Sarah Leonard
Conducted by Stephen Barlow

Friday June 6th  2014 7.30 pm
Canterbury Cathedral Quire
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Profit  donated to Teenage Cancer Trust in memory of Jacob Barnes.

Musical Magnificence!

download (1)FCO with Camilla Pay (harp)
Rosemary Rathbone (flute)
Saturday, 26th April 2014  7.30 pm

Colyer-Fergusson Hall, University of Kent, Canterbury



Fridays@7 with the FCO

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Friday 21st February 2014,  7.00pm
 St Peters Church in the centre of Canterbury.









FCO with Paul Young (Tenor)
Saturday November 30th 2013 – 7.30pm
St Mary Bredin Church, Canterbury




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Sunday Mornings at the Spiegeltent with the FCO
Sunday, October 20th 2013 at 11:00 am
Kent Cricket Club, Old Dover Road, Canterbury 

Concert Series 2012-2013

John Harle 2Summer Timbre
Saturday 14th September 2013
With John Harle

Silencium in Rehearsal




A Teale squareGala Anniversary Concert
Saturday 20th April 2013 -7.30pm
With Alison Teale and The Crowther Wind Quintet.
Premiere of 21 Years by Dario Marianelli




The English Soul
With Dame Felicity Lott
Saturday 9th February 2013 – 7.30pm





St Mary Bredin, Canterbury
Friday 2nd November, 7.00pm 2012
Premiere of Paul Patterson’s Two Grooves

Friday 28th September – 7.00pm
St Peters Methodist Church, Canterbury

Concert Series 2011-2012


 Music to Feed the Soul‘ with Michael Chance
11th February 2012
Shirley Hall, King’s School, Canterbury



 Movie Classics’ with John Harle
22nd October 2011 

Shirley Hall, King’s School, Canterbury



Autumnal Colours with Carol Basden & Ian Crowther
24th September 2011 

Wye Church, Wye, Nr Ashford

Other Past Concerts

26th August 2011 – Nocturne with Ian Crowther
Turner Contemporary – Margate
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August 5 2011 –  The Fairy Queen, Opera by Henry Purcell
Festival de Lacoste, Lacoste, France
In partnership with the Musicales du Lubéron. Performed by the Deller Academy, under the direction of Mark Deller, Charles Daniels (tenor) James Bowman (countertenor) Lynne Dawson (soprano)
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The orchestra has many guises, from performing with soloists to choirs. Recently the orchestra has worked with Whitstable Choral Society and The Seventy Choir, giving performances of Bach’s St Matthew Passion and Vaughan Williams’ Sea Symphony. For the last three years, the orchestra has also played for the Garden Opera which takes place in the Dean’s garden of Canterbury Cathedral.


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