Canterbury Cantata


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

Watch a Canterbury Cantata performance

We perform regularly in venues such as the Colyer Ferguson Hall, Canterbury and the beautiful church of St Mary and St Eanswythe, Folkestone, 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 h
as 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.



Videos of Canterbury Cantata performances

Laudate Nomen Domini - Christopher Tye, performed by Cantata Choir

The Cantata Choir singing in the Canterbury Cathedral crypt- 26/05/2010

Directed by Prof Grenville Hancox

Sleep - Eric Whitacre performed by Canterbury Cantata Choir

Performed by Cantata Choir on 07/03/2009 as part of the Church College Choirs festival in York Minster.

Conductor: Grenville Hancox.



Latest posts for Canterbury Cantata

Canterbury Cantata Trust AGM agenda and minutes

The next AGM for Canterbury Cantata Trust will be on Wednesday January 24th at St Paul's Church following a curtailed Amici rehearsal with the AGM starting at 7.15. All members welcome to attend. The agenda for the AGM can be viewed or printed by following this link, and the minutes of last year's AGM can be viewed here


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

Payments are made via PayPal, either through a PayPal account or directly from your credit card without enrolling into PayPal.  You will receive a receipt from both the Canterbury Cantata Trust and PayPal.  Please bring your receipts to the first rehearsal just in case there are problems - this is very new to us!

To make your payment please go to the Shop menu item where you will also find more detailed instructions, or follow this link:

Pay your membership fees online here.

Gift Aid

If you pay online you can agree to Gift Aid by clicking the Gift Aid box on the Checkout screen.

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

Roshna Ahmad