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Folk and Fervour

A delightful collection of folk songs with a jazzy treatment by the jazz pianist George Shearing, set to words by Shakespeare, form the core of the programme. In addition, a choral setting by John Rutter of a suite of folk songs in "A Sprig of Thyme" with a sparkling piano accompaniment features traditional songs of the British Isles, drawing together long-standing favourites such as 'Willow Song' and 'The Miller of Dee' with lesser known gems as 'O Can Ye Sew Cushions' and 'The Sprig of Thyme'.

Works by female composers, Sarah MacDonald and Anna Semple are also being introduced as Cantata Choir feature sacred music by women composers.

Local pianist Helen Crayford provides the stunning , rhythmic accompaniment and the small , auditioned chamber choir of Canterbury Cantata Trust is conducted by Emily Renshaw-Kidd, local soloist and head of music at Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys.

The trust has at its heart the ambition to provide "Caring through Singing" and offers many opportunities for singers to participate in groups run by the charity from those with Parkinson's and other conditions such as Long Covid. Recently celebrating its tenth anniversary as a charity, it is now collaborating with a centre for integrated therapies in Canterbury to offer singing there, the first in the country to offer many therapies all under one roof.

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Event date: Saturday, 10 June 2023 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Ticket Prices: Adult £10, students £5

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