Now in its fifth decade, Canterbury Voices has grown into the premier symphony chorus of Oklahoma, bringing singers and audiences from throughout our great state to the place where music truly comes alive. Canterbury Voices was founded in May 1969 as Canterbury Choral Society with 60 singers. The 150-member Adult Chorus is the largest of its kind in the state of Oklahoma. All singers are auditioned volunteers, most with extensive musical and stage experience, and come from all over Oklahoma. The Adult Chorus collaborates with arts agencies like the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, Oklahoma City Ballet, Oklahoma City Jazz Orchestra, and Painted Sky Opera, as well as many talented singers and musicians from around the United States including, Kelli O’Hara, Sarah Coburn, Andrea Bocelli, Barry Manilow, and Ron Raines.
Canterbury Voices and the Oklahoma City University Wanda L. Bass School of Music share a unique partnership through the creation of a joint artistic position and through their vision of forming a center for choral excellence. Our mission is to consistently offer artistic and educational experiences of the highest quality each year to the broadest and most diverse audience possible in the Central Oklahoma region. In September, 2022, Canterbury Voices won The American Prize in Choral Performance, Community Division.