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Wednesday 4 December, Colyer-Fergusson Hall, 1.10pm 

Lunchtime Concert

The Choristers of Canterbury Cathedral


David Flood director
David Newsholme piano


University Music is delighted to welcome the Cathedral Choristers for a concert of music from their wide repertoire, including many surprises and some seasonal pieces. These talented boys will set the mood for your Christmas preparations.


T: Free, with a suggested donation of £3

Saturday 7 December, Colyer-Fergusson Hall, 7.30pm

University of Kent Chorus and Symphony Orchestra

Passing the baton


Susan Wanless conductor


Haydn Te Deum
Beethoven Symphony No 1 in C major
Brahms Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn
Brahms Liebeslieder Waltzer, Nos 6 and 15
Brahms Schicksalslied


This concert traces the musical legacy of three great composers. It begins with Haydn’s rousing choral work, followed by the young Beethoven’s first symphony, written only five years after Haydn’s last. It carries on the forms and musical language of the classical style, but already there are exciting glimpses of the daring compositions to come. The second half of the concert features contrasting works by Johannes Brahms. Often called the rightful heir to Beethoven, this title weighed heavily on the composer: “you can’t have any idea what it is like to hear such a giant marching behind you”.


T: Full £13 / Students £7 click here

Sunday 8 December, Colyer-Fergusson Hall, 7.30pm

University of Kent Musical Theatre Society

Dancing Through Time


Ever wondered what history would be like if it was told through musicals? A time traveller takes a desperate history student on a journey to find the perfect dissertation topic. Come and enjoy this uplifting and comedic showcase which will incorporate the most prominent moments in history, including Henry’s wives, both world wars and feminism – there’s even a few drag queens and hippies!


T: Full £8.50 / Students £5

Tickets sold on behalf of Kent Union

Wednesday 11 December, Colyer-Fergusson foyer, 1.10pm

General Harding's Tomfoolery

A Christmas Tomfoolery!


Dan Harding piano / director


The 1930's dance orchestra presents a seasonal selection of swing tunes from the Dance Band era on the foyer-stage.


T: free

Wednesday 11 December, Colyer-Fergusson Hall, 5.15pm

University of Kent Big Band

Christmas Swing-Along!

Ian Swatman conductor


The University’s Big Band brings the term to a festive close with its annual medley of the cheesiest Christmas Classics, together with some star turns – plus a free glass of mulled wine and mince pies, served with the compliments of the Music Department, in the foyer afterward.


T: £5 click here

Saturday 14 December, Colyer-Fergusson Hall, 7.30pm

Amici Chorus, Amici Camerata
Vivat Vivaldi et al!
A seasonal celebration of glorious choral favourites


Grenville Hancox director
Alex Rider harp


Vivaldi Magnificat
Christopher Gower (to words by David Broadbridge) - world premiere
Britten A Ceremony of Carols
Vivaldi Gloria
Handel Choruses from Messiah


T: Full £16 / Students free click here

Tickets sold on behalf of Canterbury Cantata Trust

Sunday 15 December, Colyer-Fergusson Hall, 3pm

Canterbury Music Club
Elysium Brass Quintet


Elysium Brass were the Guildhall winners of the June Emerson Wind Music Launchpad Competition 2015 and have since been fortunate to be guest artists at festivals in Girona, Spain, Stogumber, Norway, Sutton Coldfield and Leicester.

Together with a busy performing schedule Elysium Brass have close links with schools in the Borough of Islington and throughout the UK. They will perform music by Henry VII, Gabrielli, and a seasonal finale by Maschwitz.


T: Full £16 / Other Music Clubs* £13 / Students, and 25 & Under* free
 *  must show proof at box office click here


Tickets sold on behalf of Canterbury Music Club

Saturday 21 December, Colyer-Fergusson Hall, 7.30pm

Caritas Chamber Choir

A Choral Christmas

Benedict Preece director


This atmospheric concert will be unlike any other this Christmas. Both a combination of familiar carols (although not as you've heard before!) and some of the more technically-demanding choral works of Francis Poulenc – which will light up this concert of total variety!


T: Free, with a retiring collection for Caritas Chamber Choir

Sunday 22 December, Colyer-Fergusson Hall, 2pm

Celebration for Christmas with Kent Music


The Kent Youth Wind Orchestra and the Kent Youth Choir make a welcome return to the impressive Colyer-Fergusson Hall to perform an exciting programme including a selection of festive music for all the family. Both groups showcase some of the most talented young musicians in Kent. Early booking to this very popular concert is strongly recommended.


T: Full £12 / Concessions £6


Tickets sold on behalf of Kent Music

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