What's On - Autumn 2022
See all that's coming in the Music Department Oct-Dec 2022
All event details were correct at time of publishing, however some may change as the autumn progresses; all updates will be published here.
Oct 19Weds 19 Oct: Lunchtime Concert: East Meets West: Laure Chan & William Jack
Our Lunchtime Concerts returns with violin and cello/guitar duo bringing worlds together. 1.10pm. T: free, suggested donation £3: click for details
Nov 9Weds 9 Nov: Lunchtime Concert: Glyndebourne Tour Orchestra
Glyndebourne Tour Orchestra players and Pit Perfect Scheme. 1.10pm. T: free (reserved), suggested donation £3. Click for details
Nov 23Weds 23 Nov: Lunchtime Concert: Robert Mitchell: The Illusion of One Hand
Jazz pianist Robert Mitchell explores classical & jazz repertoire for left-hand only in a special illustrated recital. T: free, suggested donation £3
Dec 2Fri 2 Dec: Advent Breathing Space: University Cecilian Choir
An evocative blend of Advent plainsong, carols and moments of silence by candlelight to usher in the season. St Michael's Church, Hernill. T: free
Dec 7Weds 7 Dec: Lunchtime Concert: Harriet Adie (harp)
An array of Christmas music for solo harp. 1.10pm. T: free, suggested donation £3; click for details
Dec 9Fri 9 Dec: Anniversary Weekend: University Concert Band & String Sinfonia
The University Concert Band and String Sinfonia share the opening concert of our alumni weekend. T: Full £13, £7 students. Click for details
Dec 10Sat 10 Dec: Anniversary Weekend: A Christmas Cornucopia: Chorus & Orchestra
University Chorus and Orchestra in a seasonal programme with works by Tchaikovsky, Handel and Malcom Arnold. T: Full £13, student £7. Click for detail
Dec 11Sun 11 Dec: Anniversary Weekend: 'Easy Like Sunday Morning;' Big Band
A forty-five minute set from the Big Band brings our musical alumni weekend to a close. T: £5. Click for details
Dec 14Weds 14 Dec: Big Band Christmas Swingalong!
The annual cracker of a gig with the Big Band, conducted by Ian Swatman. 5.15pm. T: £5. Click for details
This page only contains information about Music Department concerts and events. For all other concerts and events in the Colyer-Fergusson Hall please visit the Gulbenkian website
Coming up in the spring:
Saturday 11 March, The Nave, Canterbury Cathedral
The Colyer-Fergusson Cathedral Concert
University Chorus and Symphony Orchestra
Dan Forrest Mass for the Living
Shostakovich Symphony no.9
Friday 31 March, Colyer-Fergusson Hall, 7.30pm
University Cecilian Choir and String Sinfonia
Dan Harding conductor
Russell Hepplewhite Magnificat
A new setting commissioned by the Music department as part of the year-long Colyer-Fergusson tenth anniversary celebrations, with the text interpolated with new poems by Nancy Gaffield from the School of Creative Writing
Sponsors of the Lunchtime Concert series
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).
Blue Badge holders must display their badge in the windscreen and free parking is available within marked bays.
Visitors with restricted mobility can reserve a parking bay by contacting email@example.com or +44 (0) 1227 823609.
Free motorcycle parking is available in motorcycle bays only.
Parking Enforcement is in operation 24hrs.
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