University of Kent Chorus and Symphony orchestra musicians in Canterbury Cathedral

Colyer-Fergusson Cathedral Concert

Hear Tchaikovsky’s great pioneering symphony Pathétique, plus Puccini's Messa di Gloria with soloists Shaun Dixon and David Stout.

University of Kent Chorus and Symphony Orchestra present:

Tchaikovsky – Symphony in B minor, Opus 74, Pathétique

Puccini - Messa di Gloria

  • Susan Wanless conductor
  • Shaun Dixon tenor
  • David Stout baritone

Come and experience one of the great pioneering symphonies of the nineteenth century. Tchaikovsky described it as “the best thing I ever composed or shall compose” and its innovative structure would influence composers such as Mahler, Shostakovich and Sibelius. 

Concert in Canterbury Cathedral

The Symphony certainly lives up to its original Russian nickname Patetitčeskaja, meaning ‘passionate’, and runs the whole gamut of emotions, famously ending with an unexpected and devastating Adagio lamentoso.

By contrast, the University Chorus will then be joined by two star soloists from the world of opera for a performance of Puccini’s Messa di Gloria, a gloriously energetic and charming work, full of lovely lyrical passages, rousing tunes and fiendish fugues!.

Tickets are available online or from the Gulbenkian Booking Office

Event website


Canterbury Cathedral


Open to Public

£ Cost

T: £22, £18, £14, £10, £8


Dan Harding