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Welcome to all our exciting concerts in the autumn term!

All our choirs, orchestras and ensembles will be rehearsing throughout the term to bring you some exciting concerts. The University Chorus and Symphony Orchestra performs works by Sibelius (in his anniversary year) and Shostakovich, together with a rare opportunity to hear a neglected choral work by Vaughan Williams. And, as always and by popular demand, the term will end with the Big Band’s Christmas Swing-Along.

Our latest exciting addition to the Colyer-Fergusson Concert Hall is the arrival of our beautiful new harpsichord, specially built by Andrew Wooderson for the University. It will feature in the first of the lunchtime concerts and then in an evening of seasonal Baroque music with talented student and staff musicians in December.

We also welcome back CantiaQuorum, our ensemble-in-residence, for two concerts - those of you who heard them play last year will know what an outstanding group of professional musicians they are. We are also delighted that the internationally -acclaimed harpsichordist and conductor, Trevor Pinnock, will return to Colyer-Fergusson for a performance of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas.

You can find out more information about all these events on both our 'What's On' page and Gulbenkian Box Office website, and in the Music brochure.

Susan Wanless, Director of University Music
and the Music Department Team