Music at the University of Kent
Welcome to all our exciting music-making in the autumn term. If you sing or play and instrument, do come and try out the various music groups during the first weeks of term – everyone is welcome – and come along to all the lunchtime events in the Colyer-Fergusson foyer and hall – a great way to escape and relax during the busy working day!
Throughout this academic year the University will marking its 50th anniversary and the Music Department will be joining in the celebrations with some special events. In particular, we will be showcasing some of our musical honorary graduates and alumni. We are delighted that the internationally-acclaimed harpsichordist, Trevor Pinnock will be giving a concert in October, and past students, now professional singers, will return to their alma mater as soloists in our Choral and Orchestral concert in December.
As ever, we have an eclectic season of lunchtime concerts, from Ragtime to Hurdy Gurdies, and the term will end, by popular demand, with the Big Band’s Christmas Swing-Along.
The term also sees the launch of our brand new ensemble-in-residence in Colyer-Fergusson - CantiaQuorum. This exciting group of top-notch musicians will perform accessible adventurous repertoire, beginning in November with two classics of the twentieth century by Stravinsky and Walton.
We would also like to welcome all our guests who have chosen the Colyer-Fergusson Hall as the venue for their concerts, and we look forward to sharing this exciting space with many musicians from the local community and beyond. 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