Canterbury Cantata is a small choir of 22-28 experienced singers who come together by invitation of the Director, Emily Renshaw, to realise challenging choral repertoire to the highest possible amateur standards.

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We perform regularly in venues such as the Colyer Ferguson Hall, Canterbury and the beautiful church of St Mary and St Eanswythe, Folkestone, St.Stephen's Church & St.Peter's Methodist Church in Canterbury as well as performing in Canterbury Cathedral and Westminster Abbey.

Canterbury Cantata draws on an extensive a capella repertoire ranging from the 16th to the 21st centuries, and has performed world premieres of music by emerging young composers as well as major choral works with orchestra, reflecting our desire to present challenging opportunities for skilled amateur singers.

In addition, we perform together with groups within the community sharing the power of choral singing with People with Parkinson's and other caring organisations.

Highly regarded for its performances, Canterbury Cantata often sings for and on behalf of other organisations, in fundraising events which support the Trust or other activities. Cantata sang to inaugurate the Ancestors’ Exhibition of medieval stained glass at Canterbury Cathedral and has contributed through fund-raising concerts to various churches in the local area.

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Join Canterbury Cantata

Membership is by audition only and at the invitation of the Music Director. If you would like to join, please contact Roshna Ahmad

Where and when

Canterbury Cantata is a project choir, so rehearsal dates, times and venues vary throughout the year.

Membership Fee

The membership fee is £30.00 per term, and can be paid by cash, cheque or online. Members also need to buy their own music. NB It is our aim that no-one should be excluded from singing through financial concerns. If you are invited to join but are concerned about fees or music costs, you are welcome to discuss this in confidence with Roshna.

Pay online

Pay your membership fees online here.

This is a new service which we would very much like all Canterbury Cantata members to use.  As y0u are the guinea pigs please be patient with us as we work out our processes for online payment.

Gift Aid

You can download the Canterbury Cantata Trust gift aid declaration form by clicking this link. Please hand in the completed form at a rehearsal.

For more information contact Roshna Ahmad