Classical family concerts at Canterbury Cathedral | Bach to Baby

Bach to Baby special concert at Canterbury Cathedral. The critically acclaimed concert series for babies, toddlers and you across the UK. 

Kent - Canterbury Cathedral

The Crypt, Canterbury Cathedral
The Precincts, Canterbury
CT1 2EH


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All proceeds from this concert will go to support Eva's Angels

Eva's Angels has been set up by Dean and Emma Giles in the wake of the devastating news that their then 5 year old daughter, Eva, was suffering from not just any brain tumour, but the deadliest pediatric tumour there is. Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, DIPG ,is an inoperable brainstem tumour that sits in the pons controlling breathing, swallowing, talking, and walking. In the UK it affects 30-40 children a year, usually aged 5-9. DIPG has a 0-1% survival rate, and median survival is 9 months after diagnosis.

Beautiful, vibrant Eva died just under a year after her diagnosis, one month before her sixth birthday.

Eva's Angels are raising money to provide a different and much needed kind of support to grieving parents and siblings. A caravan, in a beautiful spot on the Kent coast, will offer achange of scene, privacy and space to breath for any families who are left behind with the painful reality of having to face each day.

If you can't come to the concert but would like to support Eva's Angels you can make a donation here.

Thursday 26 April 10.30am

Carnival of the Animals

Featuring Mary Thorneloe, flute, Alexandra Callanan, bassoon & David Knotts, piano

Come one, come all to see the animals big and small: the dancing elephant, the tortoise who knows how to beat the hare, the beautiful swan and more from Saint-Saëns much-loved suite. Join us as we dedicate this concert to beautiful Eva and, young or old, come dressed in all the colours of the rainbow or as your favourite animal.

Doors open at 10.00am. Concert lasts for about an hour.

Flexi-tickets and gift cards are NOT valid for this concert

About the concerts

Bach to Baby is the critically acclaimed classical concert series for babies, toddlers and their carers. Tots dance, roam about and revel in the wonder of live music, while you take a moment out of your busy day to hear top notch performances by outstanding musicians, with your young babes in tow.

Doors open 30 mins prior to the concert, giving you time to ditch the buggy, grab a coffee, and catch up with friends before the performance.

For further questions, check out our FAQ

How to get there

The Crypt, Canterbury Cathedral, The Precincts, Canterbury, CT1 2EH

Public Transport: The Cathedral is a short walk from both Canterbury East and Canterbury West stations. Parking: Car parking is not available within the Cathedral precinct. Nearest car parks are Queningate Car Park, Lower Bridge St and Whitefriars mutistorey, Watling St, CT1 2TF. Access to the Cathedral is through the main Christ Church Gate where Burgate and Sun St meet.

About the venue

Canterbury Cathedral is often described as ‘England in stone’ as its history is intrinsically linked to the country’s history. From its first Archbishop, Augustine, who established Christianity in England to Archbishop Langton’s role in the Magna Carta negotiations and the power struggle between King Henry II and Archbishop Thomas Becket, Canterbury Cathedral’s history is as rich as it comes. Pilgrims and visitors have made their way to Canterbury Cathedral since the Middle Ages and it remains one of the most visited places in the country, welcoming nearly a million visitors every year.