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Music, Sat 4 Nov 2017


We Looked For Peace - with Soloist Tasmin Little

We Looked For Peace - with Soloist Tasmin Little


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The Precincts,


Canterbury Choral Society

English Chamber Orchestra

Tasmin Little - Violin

Katherine Crompton - Soprano

Edward Grint - Bass

Richard Cooke - Conductor

‘Nation shall not lift up sword against nation’

An evening of expectation, harmonic beauty and reflection in a programme which comprises a world premiere, Tasmin Little - one of the country’s best-loved violinists, the world-renowned English Chamber Orchestra and Canterbury Choral Society.

Teacher (Stanford) and pupil (Vaughan Williams) share the programme though, in truth, their relationship was far from harmonious. Vaughan Williams claimed to have been more influenced by his fellow pupil Gustav Holst, than by Stanford, who criticised him for his ‘modalism’ while appreciating his talent.

In this season of Remembrance, a favourite work of Vaughan Williams, The Lark Ascending, is paired with his own ‘war requiem’ Dona Nobis Pacem, evocatively set to texts from Walt Whitman and the Bible.

You will hear the first performance of Stanford’s Variations for Violin Solo and Orchestra, written in 1921 and orchestrated recently by the Stanford scholar and biographer Jeremy Dibble, who also orchestrated his Song to the Soul written in 1913.

A highlight of the Festival’s celebration of Sir Charles Villiers Stanford.

Pre-concert Talk 6.30pm
By Jeremy Dibble
The concert includes a world premiere of Stanford’s Variations for Violin Solo and Orchestra which was orchestrated by Stanford scholar and biographer Jeremy Dibble. Jeremy also orchestrated Song to the Soul and in his pre-concert Talk gives a unique insight into these works.
Cathedral Quire Free to ticket holders

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Event details

Dates Times
Sat 4 Nov 2017 19:30
Approx. duration: 2 hours.


Tickets: £31.25 | £26.26 | £19.25 | £13.25

All ticket prices include a Marlowe per-ticket booking fee of £1.25.



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Map reference: TR 150578  Lat: 51.27959 Long: 1.08189

Canterbury Cathedral is located in the centre of Canterbury, within walking distance of both Canterbury East and West stations. Canterbury is only 30 minutes drive from Dover (continental ferries) and Folkestone (Eurotunnel), making it an ideal stop-over en route to London. Fast speed trains bring passengers from Canterbury to London within 56 minutes.

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Canterbury East/West station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • French signs/guidesFrench signs/guides
  • German signs/guidesGerman signs/guides
  • Italian signs/guidesItalian signs/guides
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Spanish signs/guidesSpanish signs/guides
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
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