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Sunday 3 June – 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. Events will include:


Sunday 3 June, The Bandstand, Deal, 2.30pm

Big Band at the BeachUniversity of Kent Big Band
Band at the Beach!


Ian Swatman conductor

Soak up some sunshine and swing!


Admission free



Tuesday 5 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 6 June, Colyer-Fergusson Hall, 7.30pm  

Summertime Swing
University of Kent Concert Band and Big Band

TrumpetIan 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 8 Jun, St Mary of Charity Church, Faversham


University of Kent Cecilian Choir and String Sinfonia


Ola Gjeilo Sunrise Mass


Daniel Harding conductor


Norwegian-born composer Ola Gjeilo wrote his Mass for double choir and string orchestra in 2007, and its lyricism and accessibility have now established the work firmly in the choral repertoire. The first half of the concert will feature the University String Sinfonia in a programme of music celebrating the English countryside.


T: Full £10 / Concessions £5 ( on the door only)



Saturday 9 June, Colyer-Fergusson Hall, 3pmcupcake

Music for a Summer's Day

University Chorus, Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Choir

Susan Wanless, Daniel Harding, Matthew Cooke conductors


A fun, fond and fizzing farewell to the academic year and all our graduating musicians. As ever, the concert will be followed by the famous, sumptuous cream tea in the marquee, and possibly some more spontaneous music-making!

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


Other concerts
Friday 22 Jun, Colyer-Fergusson Hall, 6pm  

Pacifism and PierrotPacifism and Pierrot


Jennifer Witton soprano/narrator
Lana Bode piano


This concert of French song and piano music is a journey through the pleasures and pain of war-time life. The programme explores themes of pacifism, feminism and equality in rarely performed music by Tailleferre and Boulanger alongside familiar favourites by Debussy and Poulenc. The programme culminates in a concert performance of Debussy’s toy-soldier ballet La boîte à joujoux, narrated by Jennifer Witton (Royal Shakespeare Company).


There will be a free pre-concert panel of talks in Woolf Lecture Theatre from 4 -5.15pm.


T: £10 / Unwaged and Students (ID on the door) £5

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Sponsors of the Lunchtime Concert Series