The Voice of the City!
Oklahoma City’s holiday season and special event calendar simply wouldn’t be the same without the sounds of the Canterbury Choral Society – joyful presentations which have lifted the spirits of audiences and given voice to the arts for more than four decades.
Hello, my name is Dr. Kay Holt, the executive director of the Canterbury Choral Society. For twenty-six years, I directed university operas and musicals and in community theaters in Oklahoma and several other states. My PhD is in Education integrated with the Arts, and in addition I also worked as a consultant for school districts in creating arts-integrated curriculum for their schools.
Eventually I moved into the field of arts management, more recently serving as the Director of Education and Community Partnerships for eight years with The Dallas Opera. I returned to Oklahoma after over 20 years because I was very impressed with the commitment and vision that had inspired a Renaissance in our great City! The MAPS projects had brought new entertainment venues and a surge of interest in the arts. When I was offered the position of executive director for the Canterbury Choral Society, I was thrilled to return to Oklahoma City and become part of its vision and regeneration.
The Canterbury Choral Society has been an Oklahoma City tradition for more than 40 years. This 145 all volunteer choral group performs in OKC venues primarily in the metro area, such as the Civic Center, but also all over Oklahoma. We are proud to serve as ambassadors to other states as well.
Smaller groups of our singers (usually four to 40) entertain at private parties, grand openings, weddings, in addition to sports, corporate and community events.
We keep quite busy during the holiday season with our public presentations at the Civic Center, as well as tree lighting ceremonies and other public and private festivities.
Our Canterbury Youth Choruses are comprised of extremely talented young people from 2nd grade through high school who are also available to perform during the holidays and at special events
Canterbury Choral Society is committed to collaboration and partnership. Tickets to Canterbury performances can be combined with a reception or other innovative ideas to create a full evening’s experience for your guests.
Canterbury’s diverse artistic programming represents all types of music, including classical, jazz and Broadway. In addition to entertainment, our focus is on education – inspiring an understanding and appreciation of the arts.
Please remember that except for our ticketed performances, the Canterbury Choral Society is a completely volunteer, non-profit organization which very much appreciates donations so that we may continue to share our gift of song. We invite you to call
us when planning your next special occasion or evening out. Together, we will make beautiful music!
Kay E. Holt, M. M., PhD
Canterbury Choral Society
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102