Summer Music Week 2023: 2 - 10 June
Summer Music Week Friday 2 - Sat 10 June
A week-long music festival celebrating the end of the extra-curricular musical year at the University of Kent
See all that's coming up as part of this year's music festival; from sunshine swing at the seaside to Scholars' Recitals, evocative choral music in the Cathedral Crypt and a festive closing gala, we present eight days of music-making: make sure you're part of it!
Jun 2Crypt concert: Chamber Choir, Minerva Voices & Consort
Choral music across the centuries, including works by Whitacre, Part, David Lang, and Vivaldi's 'Gloria' for upper voices. T: £13 / £7 (unreserved)
Jun 4Big Band at the Beach!
The Big Band at the Memorial Bandstand, Deal, conducted by Ian Swatman. Admission free!
Jun 5Community Choir Lunchtime Concert
The Community Choir, directed by Greg Tassell, in an informal lunchtime showcase. T: free
Jun 6Music Scholars' Lunchtime Recital
Lunchtime recital by University Music Scholars. 1.10pm. followed by the annual Music Prize ceremony. T: free
Jun 7Concert Band & Big Band Gala
A final roof-raising farewell from the Concert and Big Bands, featuring showtunes and swing. T: £13 (full) / £7 (students)
Jun 8Lunchtime Concert: Box of Tricks!
An informal showcase featuring some of this year's Music Scholars and Award Holders. T: free
Jun 9String Sinfonia, Cecilian Choir & Consort
Summer-filled tangoes and Brazilian flourishes from the String Sinfonia, and a new Magnificat by Russell Hepplewhite. T: £13 (full) /£7 (students)
Jun 10Music for a Summer's Day
A final musical farewell featuring University Chorus, Symphony Orchestra and student soloists. T: £13 (full) / £7 (students)
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Tickets and information
Tickets for Colyer-Fergusson and Music Department events from:
Gulbenkian, University of Kent, Canterbury, CT2 7NB
Tel: 01227 769075
Free Online Booking
Monday to Saturday 12pm-7pm
Opening hours can vary dependent on programme.
Special offers and discounts
Bringing a group? Call the Ticket & Information office for more information.
Where advertised apply to children under 16, full and part-time students, registered unemployed, senior citizens, disabled person and a companion. Proof of status may be required.
Apply to children under 16, full and part-time students.
Where appropriate we welcome children with a valid ticket and accompanied by an adult at all times. If a child’s behaviour starts to disrupt audience enjoyment we do ask that you take the child out of the auditorium until he or she is calmer. Age ranges can be provided as a guide and we ask you to consider whether the concert is suitable for your child.
To ensure the best use of our facilities please notify the Ticket & Information Office of your requirements when booking.
Wheelchair spaces available – advance booking essential.
Dedicated parking spaces
Level access through automatic doors to the foyer and bar.
Disabled accessible toilets
Assistance dogs welcome
Infrared audio system for hard of hearing people. Headsets available from the Front of House Team.
Local bus services
The UNIBUS runs every 8-15 minutes, Triangle bus 4X runs every 30 minutes from Canterbury Bus Station. Both services stop at the University campus.
Free parking is available to Colyer-Fergusson and Gulbenkian customers after 5pm on weekdays and all day at weekends in any University car park.
Please note when parking in the Giles Lane Car Park after 5pm weekdays and at weekends, the car park barrier will lift automatically when a car approaches to allow access on entry and exit.
For customers attending concerts between Monday and Friday 8am to 5pm please park in the Visitor Pay and Display car parks on Campus. £2 for 3 hours and £6 all day. The nearest Visitor Pay and Display is the Central Car Park (formerly known as Gulbenkian Car Park).
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Free motorcycle parking is available in motorcycle bays only.
Parking Enforcement is in operation 24hrs.
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