Here is a brief glimpse of some of the events planned for Canterbury Cathedral this month:
November 11: Remembrance Day
Dean Robert will lead an Act of Remembrance at 11am(11th hour, 11th day, 11th month). It will include the national two-minute silence. All welcome. A few days later, on Remembrance Sunday (14th) following the the city’s Remembrance Sunday Parade and civic wreath-laying ceremony at the Buttermarket at 10.15 am, the cathedral will host the city’s Civic Service of Remembrance at 10.45am.
November 12: Jazz in the Crypt
The cathedral says: “Join us for the final concert in our sell-out 2021 jazz series, as we welcome David Rees-Williams (piano/organ) and Jamie Rogers (piano) to perform Buxtehude, JS Bach and Franck reimagined for piano and organ. Organ Recital – Jamie Rogers will showcase the cathedral’s formidable, newly-restored organ, in the final concert of our Autumn programme. His performance will include pieces by Buxtehude, Liszt, and Handel.”
November 20: Christmas countdown
Get into the festive mood with a sublime performance of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio (parts I-III, VI) by the girls and lay clerks of the Cathedral Choir. Joining them will be internationally-acclaimed period instrument ensemble, The Harmonious Society of Tickle-Fiddle Gentlemen, and a stellar line-up of professional solo singers.