Saturday 6th July 2019 at 12.00

Rehearsal at 11.15

St Peter’s Anglican Church, Canterbury CT1 2AT

Come and celebrate Canterbury’s Medieval Pagent day by trying out Gregorian Chant. We are running on open rehearsal and taster session at 11.15. We are confident anyone will be able to learn enough to join in with us at the 12.00 service. If you just want to listen come at 12.00, even then you may be surprised by joining in with things you already know.

(lasts approximately 15 minutes)


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The Jews of Canterbury

with Jonathan Butchers

Saturday 29th June 2.00 for 2.30

The afternoon begins with an illustrated talk about Jews in Canterbury from medieval times to the present day. An ample break for afternoon tea follows. The an hour’s practice for Vespers. The afternoon concludes by singing Vespers with the nuns.

CGMS Members: FREE

Non members £5

includes music hand outs and afternoon tea

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St Dunstan: The miracle at Calne

Saturday 20th October 2018 1pm
St Dunstan’s Church,
80 London Road, Canterbury, CT2 8LS
Canterbury Gregorian Music Society
with Adrian Bawtree – Organ
A one-hour concert of chant and readings about St Dunstan with music taken from the 13th century Worcester Antiphonal. The organ plays alternatim verses by Antonio de Cabezon in the psalms. The concert is framed by solo works from the English Renaissance keyboard repertoire.
Tickets £9.75 from Canterbury Festival Box Office

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DUNSTAN – Saturday 9th June 2018

St Dunstan and the Devil

A study-workshop day with
Saturday 9th June 2018 10-4
at St. Paul’s Church Hall,
Church Street (St Paul’s),
Canterbury CT1 1NH
Philip Duffy, a member of the Schola Gregoriana of Cambridge, alumnus of the late Dr Mary Berry, leads a day of chant in honour of St Dunstan from the 13th Century Worcester Antiphonal. The day includes two short talks as well as singing this amazing music. Beginners and more confident singers all welcome.
Doors open 09.45 for tea and coffee.
MEMBERS: FREE, non-members: £10, students: £5
Includes tea/coffee, music and handouts
Further information from
HELEN NATTRASS: helennattrass (at)

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with Leonie Seliger
Director – Canterbury Cathedral Glass Studio
Saturday 10th March 2018
10.00 Canterbury Cathedral Lodge small AV room
refreshments from 10.00, brief AGM at 10.30 followed by talk.
We welcome back Leonie Seliger who will tell us about the plans for the Cathedral glass in the current restoration programme.
MEMBERS FREE non-members £5 on the door
Please let us know you are coming so we can keep track of numbers

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Our concerts went so well

CGMS at Church of St. Lawrence Jewry, City of London

Hot on the heels of ‘Theodore and Hadrian’, our October concert for Canterbury Festival, came our first ‘away’ engagement. This was in the Church of St. Lawrence Jewry in the heart of the City of London. Our ‘Canterbury Saints’ programme included organ verses played by Cabezon, Cavazzoni and Titelouze played by SLJ Organist Catherine Ennis. We had a good audience there too, and the unusual programme was appreciated. It was a special experience to sing chant in a very large, beautiful resonant church built by Christopher Wren. Hearing the organ in that acoustic was tremendous. We really enjoyed ourselves and rounded off the day in the Museum of London, with a talk and gallery tour about Roman London given by archaeologist Mike Hutchinson, who has supervised some of the big digs in the City of London.

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Chant for the Canterbury Saints

St. Thomas of Canterbury – window from Canterbury Cathedral

Tuesday 7th November 2017 1pm
Church of St. Lawrence Jewry,

Gresham Street, London EC2V 5AA
Catherine Ennis – Organ
Ian Williams – Cantor
Helen Nattrass – Director
Our first venture out of the Canterbury area is to sing a lunchtime concert in the City Church of St. Lawrence Jewry. Organist and Director of Music Catherine Ennis plays alternatim verses, in the psalms, by Cabezon, Cavazzoni and Titelouze. Other works in the programme are by Marchand, Gabrieli and Cabanilles. Short readings and antiphons commemorate the church’s patron Lawrence, and saints with strong Canterbury associations, Anselm, Thomas and Dunstan. The concert lasts approximately 45 minutes. You can eat your lunch while you listen!
FREE with retiring collection

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