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Canterbury Festival


Rachmaninov Vespers

Armonico Consort

Canterbury Cathedral

Saturday 18 October 2014 at 7:30 PM

Tickets: £28, £25, £18, £10 (bkg fees apply*)


Director: Christopher Monks 

Armonico Consort Soloists perform the deeply moving and reflective ‘All-Night Vigil’, an extraordinary collection of pieces set to liturgical text from the Russian Orthodox Church. As a composer better known for his large orchestral works and the virtuosity of his concertos, the Vespers, for a capella 18 part choir, is written in an astounding style which could itself be described as symphonic.

Sublime melodies and intricate rhythms paired with the colourful Russian text have made the Vespers timelessly moving, with a truly unique style of choral writing. As the composer himself said, 'Even in my wildest dreams I could not have imagined that I would write such a work.'

This event lasts for 1 hour, without an interval.

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(*Booking Fees Apply – By phone & in person: £1 per ticket booking fee. Online: 75p per ticket booking fee.The maximum fee you will be charged when booking by phone or in person is £8. Booking fees are unlimited online.)

Venue Information

Canterbury Cathedral
Address: Canterbury Cathedral Cathedral House 11 The Precincts Canterbury CT1 2EH
Web: Venue Website


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