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Friday 31 May – Saturday 9 June

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Summer Music Week


Come and help us celebrate music at Kent!


Summer Music Week provides a glimpse of all the music-making by our students, staff and the local community which takes place throughout the whole year, both on and off-campus. Programme to include:


Friday 31 May, Canterbury Cathedral Eastern Crypt, 7.30pm  

University of Kent Chamber Choir and Consort

Daniel Harding, Hannah Ost conductors

(see previous month for event details)


Sunday 2 June, The Bandstand, Deal, 2.30pm  

Image credit: Peter CookUniversity of Kent Big Band
Band at the Beach!


Ian Swatman conductor


Soak up some sunshine and swing!


Admission free



Tuesday 4 June, Colyer-Fergusson Hall, 1.10pm

Concert HallLunchtime Concert
University Music Scholars


Daniel Harding piano


Showcasing some of our Scholars. This concert will be followed by the awarding of this year’s University Music Prizes


Admission free


Wednesday 5 June, Colyer-Fergusson Hall, 7.30pm  

Summertime Swing
University of Kent Concert Band and Big Band


Ian Swatman conductor


The University Concert Band and Big Band come together for a final foot-tapping flourish. The usual mix of Concert Band classics and swing standards and vocal numbers, plus some guest appearances, will send the year out in style.



T: Full £13/Students £7



Friday 7 June, Colyer-Fergusson Hall, 7.30pm


University of Kent Chamber Choir and Ensemble
Between Worlds


Anna Phoebe violin/composer
Floriane Peycelon leader

Daniel Harding conductor


A concert including the premiere of a new piece, Between Worlds, written especially for the Chamber Choir and ensemble by composer/violinist Anna Phoebe. Cutting-edge research from the University’s School of Biosciences is the inspiration for this 35-minute work for choir, solo soprano, strings, solo violin, piano, synthesiser and percussion. Field recordings from the laboratories are incorporated into a mesmerising soundscape which forms the backdrop to spectacular research imagery.


T: Full £12 / Students £5



Saturday 8 June, Colyer-Fergusson Hall, 3pmcupcake

Music for a Summer's Day

University Chorus, Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Choir

Susan Wanless, Daniel Harding, Hannah Ost conductors


A fun, fond and fizzing musical farewell to the academic year, followed by the annual sumptuous cream tea on the lawn. The concert will include music by Khachaturian, Johann Strauss and the finale of the 1812 overture - so it should go with a bang!

T:Full £15 / Student & Children £8 - to include cream tea: click here


Other concerts
Tuesday 11 June, Colyer-Fergusson Hall, 7.30pm  

University of Kent Musical Theatre Society
Summer Variety Show: Miscast

MTS presents their Summer variety performance, with the theme: Miscast! Members will be performing material they have been working on throughout the year, including songs and dances by characters that they wouldn’t be suitable to play in real life due to gender, age, race etc. The show will include new material from MTS’ resident performance groups ‘Jacapella’ and ‘Dance Core’ in addition to highlights from all the shows that the society has done throughout the year.

A portion of the proceeds will go to Square Pegs Arts, a charity which provides performance opportunities for children and young people who have learning disabilities, autism or social communication difficulties. Come along for some singing, dancing and a whole lot of fun!


T: Full £8 / Concessions & Students £5

Tickets sold on behalf of Kent Union



Saturday 15 June, Colyer-Fergusson Hall, 7pm


Joint Langton Gala Concert


The Langton Boys joins forces with The Simon Langton Girls’ Grammar School for a Gala Concert to showcase the very best of these two vibrant music departments. The choir, joined by full orchestra and conducted by Emily Renshaw-Kidd, will perform Fauré’s Requiem alongside a diverse mix of ensembles. Performers will include the joint Choral Society and Orchestra together with the Langton Music Centre Ensembles, Winner of Langton Piano Contest 2019 and leading soloists from both schools.


T: Full £10 / Concessions £5

Tickets sold on behalf of Langton Music Centre, Community Music

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