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Friday 31 May – Saturday 8 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.


Friday 31 May, Canterbury Cathedral Eastern Crypt, 7.30pm  

University of Kent Chamber Choir and Consort

Daniel Harding, Hannah Ost conductors


From Vivaldi’s dramatic Credo, across Europe to American spirituals, choral music from the Baroque to the present-day, including works by Haydn, Mozart, James Webb and movements from Between Worlds for choir and solo violin by Anna Phoebe to launch Summer Music Week.


T: Full £13 / Unreserved £7: click here
In memory of David Humphreys whose fund continues to sponsor this annual concert in memory of his wife, Julia.


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


Monday 3 June, Colyer-Fergusson Hall, 1.15pm  

University of Kent Rock Choir

Jonathan Grosberg choir leader


Come and hear what University singers from across the campus have been doing with their Monday lunchtimes this year! Songs will include Roar by Katy Perry and A Little Respect by Erasure.


Admission free



Tuesday 4 June, Colyer-Fergusson Hall, 1.10pm

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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


A sizzling summer programme of popular music from Concert Band and Big Band - from James Bond to James Brown. Pre-concert music from the University Saxophone Quartet in the foyer stage.


T: Full £13 / Students £7: click here


Thursday 6 June, Colyer-Fergusson Hall, 5.15pm  

A Musical Miscellany


An informal concert featuring some of the student ensembles which have formed this year


Admission free



Friday 7 June, Colyer-Fergusson Hall, 7.30pm


Between Worlds


University of Kent Chamber Choir and String Sinfonia


Anna Phoebe violin/composer
Floriane Peycelon string sinfonia director

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.


The piece will be preceded by a first half celebrating music for string orchestra, including works by Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Britten.


T: Full £12 / Students £5: click here


Saturday 8 June, Colyer-Fergusson Foyer, 2.15pm  

The Limoncellos


Rachel Waltham director


Proving that the Symphony Orchestra's cello section can have the tunes - including music from Carmen and Game of ThronesI


Admission free



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 Britten, Debussy, Rogers and Hammerstein and a medley from The Wizart of Oz.

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


Other concerts

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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