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Canterbury Guitar Society

Canterbury Classical Guitar Society's photo The Canterbury Guitar Society meets monthly from September to July at the Friends Meeting House, 6 The Friars, Canterbury on third Mondays (not August) at 7.30pm.

We welcome (classical) players of all standards, vistors are welcome to attend 2 or 3 meetings free to see if they would like to join us.

Twice a year, we have public professional concerts of a very high standard and a growing reputation locally, the other meetings we perform to and learn from each other.

Click here for photos of previous performers.

CGS Performers

Our last concert was on Mon 16th Jun by Gaëlle Solal, an outstanding concert which included Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004, for solo violin, whose last movement, the Chaconne, is generally reckoned to be one of the finest pieces of music ever written, its length surpassing the duration of the previous four movements combined.

Two of the last three concerts, including this one, have been over-subscribed. Early booking is advised!

Our next concert is on November 17th, by the Swiss guitarist Christoph Denoth. Click here to view or download the poster: Christoph Denoth POSTER The programme will be works by Dowland, Villa-Lobos, Turina and Albeniz, plus Falla's only guitar piece, the Hommage to Debussy, and Britten's Nocturnal after John Dowland, Op 70 (One of the greatest works ever written for the guitar).Tickets are £10 (concessions £8)

Basler Zeitung: “With incomparable dexterity (Denoth) opens up a world of musical perspectives and the entire history of the guitar on his six strings…..Denoth crowns the kings of music with a potent mix of stage presence,technical virtuosity, fidelity to the music, and original expression.”

Pepe Romero: (guitarist, on Christoph’s Carnegie Hall recital): “His musical and stage presence deeply impressed me. [...] Christoph Denoth combines faithfulness to the original score with a highly expressive and personal interpretation. He has the ability to fathom the depth of the composer’s inspiration and reveal all the mysteries and beauty of the piece.”

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Secretary/Treasurer: John Kemp
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