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Wednesday 7 October, Colyer-Fergusson Hall, 1.10pm

Lunchtime Concert

Naomi Okuda Wooderson recorder

Tom Foster harpsichord

Naomi OkudaProgramme to include:
J S Bach – Trio Sonata in G minor, BWV525
Telemann – Partita II in G minor
Handel – Sonata in B flat major, HWV377

An opportunity to hear two of the finest players of Baroque music and the Colyer-Fergusson’s beautiful new harpsichord. Naomi Okuda gives solo recitals in both the UK and Japan, and plays with orchestras including Bach Collegium Japan. Tom Foster studied harpsichord with Trevor Pinnock at the RAM and, alongside a solo career, performs with ensembles such as the Britten Sinfonia, La Nuova Musica and for productions at the Globe Theatre.


T: Free, with a suggested donation of £3

Sunday 11 October, Colyer-Fergusson Hall, 7.30pm

Trevor Pinnock and Friends

Trevor Pinnock

Purcell Dido and Aeneas
Preceded by Love, Laughter and Lament – A Purcellian miscellany for voices and instruments

Rowan Hellier, Jonathan McGovern, Julia Doyle, Pamela Helen Stephen, Stuart Jackson and Tenebrae


Harpischordist and conductor Trevor Pinnock makes a welcome return to Colyer-Fergusson - this time with distinguished friends in a preview of their Wigmore Hall concert the following week. The evening's music entertains and moves us in equal measure; songs and dances from plays such as The Marriage Hater, Don Quixote, The Libertine and The Gordian Knot Untied followed by his everlasting masterpiece Dido and Aeneas.


T: £20/£15/£10
Tickets sold on behalf of Trevor Pinnock

Saturday 24 October, Colyer-Fergusson Hall, 7.30pm

Kent Sinfonia

Nicholas McCarthyPhilip Hesketh conductor
Nicholas McCarthy piano


This concert features the first performance since 1950 of Ravel’s Concerto for the Left Hand by a one-handed soloist with a professional orchestra. Pianist Nicholas McCarthy made history in 2012 as the only left-hand alone pianist to graduate from the Royal College of Music. This delightful programme will include Ravel’s Ma Mère L’Oye (Mother Goose), Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, and a number of dazzling solo piano pieces.


T: £22
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Sunday 25 October, Colyer-Fergusson Hall, 7.30pm

Voices Appeared - La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc (1928)
Silent Cinema and Medieval Music

The Orlando Consort

Orlando Consort


Carl Theodor Dreyer’s silent film portrays the trial and execution by burning at the stake of Joan of Arc. The award-winning Orlando Consort sings a carefully crafted soundtrack of music from the era in which the film is set. The intricate beauty of 15th century works by Binchois and Dufay, together with motets and plainsong, provide a highly evocative accompaniment to the film.


LogoT: Full £20/Students £12
Tickets sold on behalf of Canterbury Festival

Friday 30 October, Colyer-Fergusson Hall, 7.30pm

Opera Naked

Opera Naked

Opera Naked, presented by Unexpected Opera, combines great music with revealing honesty and playful comedy – but no nudity! Four professional singers have their lives laid bare by a comic compère.

Discover the naked truth of what it takes to be an opera singer and enjoy some of opera’s greatest hits by Mozart, Puccini, Verdi and Wagner, sung from the heart.


T: Full £18/Students £10
Tickets sold on behalf of Canterbury Festival

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