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Friday 1 May, Colyer-Fergusson Hall, 7.00pm

The Junior King's SchoolWith the new Music School at Junior King’s set to open in September 2015, we present a celebration of music at the school, featuring groups and solos performed by current and OJKS pupils. There will be over 200 participants, including Junior House Choir, Middle School Choir, Chapel Choir and an expanded Milner Court Orchestra, plus a special appearance from The King’s School Crypt Choir.

T: £6 / Child (of school age) free click here

Sold on behalf of The Junior King's School


Saturday 2 May, Colyer-Fergusson Hall, 7.30pm

Ashford Choral Society and Orchestra

Michael Tippett

Mark Deller conductor


Penelope Martin-Smith soprano
Susan Legg mezzo
Paul Young tenor
Simon Thorpe baritone


Tippett - Concerto for Double String Orchestra

Tippett - A Child of our Time


T: £20, £16, £12 /Under 16s half price

Tickets sold on behalf of Ashford Choral Society

Tuesday 5 May, Colyer-Fergusson Hall, 7pm

PVRI Charity Concert

Festival Chamber Orchestra

FCOStephen Barlow conductor


Bach – Brandenburg Conceto No 2
Albinoni – Double Oboe Concerto in F
Barber – Adagio for Strings
Mozart – Symphony No. 40 in G minor


Internationally-acclaimed conductor Stephen Barlow and the FCO present an evening of orchestral classics. All proceeds of ticket sales will go to the Pulmonary Vascular Research Institute (PVRI), the only global charity fighting heart and lung diseases worldwide.

T: £20: click here

Tickets sold on behalf of PVRI

Saturday 16 May, Colyer-Fergusson Hall, 7.30pm

Earth Meets Sky


Juliet RussellJuliet Russell composer/animateur


Earth Meets Sky is a choral collaboration between some of Kent's amazing community choirs and singer / composer Juliet Russell. Juliet's music fuses electronica, folk and soul with beautifully layered vocal arrangements. She will be joined on stage by the Whitstable Warblers, Maridadi Singers and Drummers, Astor Community Choir, vocal ensembles led by Em Peasgood and groups from local schools. Juliet has performed with Damon Albarn, Yoko Ono, Paloma Faith and Earth Meets Sky is her first solo album.

T: Full £8/Children £6 - 10% discount on 4+ tickets: click here

Tickets sold on behalf of Juliet Russell and Kent community choirs

Friday 22 May, Colyer-Fergusson Hall, 1.10pm

Lunchtime Concert

...this floating, fleeting world...

Daniel Harding, Matthew King pianos

Nancy Gaffield reader


As a curtain-raiser to the Tokaido Road chamber opera the next day, a concert of music for two pianos and piano duet, exploring East-West themes including music by Ravel and Debussy, together with poems by Nancy Gaffield from her Tokaido Road cycle


T: Free, with a suggested donation £3

Saturday 23 May, Gulbenkian Theatre, 7.30pm

Tokaido Road

A Journey Affter Hiroshige

Hiroshige - Shinegawa

Okeanos Ensemble
Nicola LeFanu composer
Nancy Gaffield librettist
Caroline Clegg director


Tokaido Road comes to the Gulbenkian Theatre as part of the University’s 50th anniversary, part of which is a celebration of the work of members of the University community. Based on the award-winning cycle of poems by Nancy Gaffield, Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University, Tokaido Road draws inspiration from the ravishing mix of art forms enjoyed by the wealthy members of Edo society. Okeanos Ensemble mixes traditional Japanese instruments, such as koto, sho and shamisen, with western ones. The first half of the performance presents traditional Japanese music.


T: £12/ Gulbcard £10/Student £8/ Gulbcard student £7: click here

Weds 27 May, Studio 3 Gallery, Jarman Building, 1.10pm

#EarBox: operatic heroines

PosterUniversity Music Scholars

Daniel Harding piano


Continuing the #EarBox series combining music and visual art, set amidst the backdrop of Studio 3’s current exhibition, ‘Beautifully Obscene,’ some heady and sensual arias from several operatic heroines, including Euridice, Dido, the Countess from the Marriage of Figaro and more.


Admission is free. Please note that some of the works in this particular exhibition contain explicit content.

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