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Wednesday 2 March, Colyer-Fergusson Hall, 1.10pm

Professor McGonagall’s Magical Musical Miscellany!

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As part of the student Hogwarts Society’s ‘A Wonderful Week of Words,’ University musicians will be entering into the spirit with an informal concert of music from Harry Potter and other wizard pieces!



T: Free with a retiring collection in aid of J K Rowling’s charity ‘Lumos’

Saturday 5 March, The Nave, Canterbury Cathedral, 7.30pm

The Colyer-Fergusson Cathedral Concert

University of Kent Chorus and Symphony Orchestra

Colyer-Fergusson ConcertSusan Wanless conductor
Sally Silver soprano
Kiri Parker mezzo
Andrew Macnair tenor
Piran Legg bass


Berlioz – Symphonie fantastique
Beethoven – Mass in C


Come and experience one of the most astonishing orchestral pieces in the repertoire. With his Symphonie fantastique, first performed in 1830, Berlioz blew apart the conventions of the time. Its programmatic structure and revolutionary orchestration portrays an episode in the life of an artist - reveries, a ball, a scene in the countryside, a march to the scaffold and a final terrifying witches Sabbath. The two great influences in Berlioz’s creativity were Shakespeare and Beethoven, so it is fitting that the other work in the concert features the latter’s Mass in C, an early work full of lyricism and drama, anticipating many of the hallmarks of his later Missa Solemnis and Choral Symphony.


T: £22, £18, £14, £10, £8 click here

Wednesday 9 March, Studio 3 Gallery, Jarman Building, 1.10pm

#EarBox: Flute Choir

FluteDaniel Harding harpsichord / conductor

Faith Chan cello


Continuing the #EarBox series, the Flute Choir performs a programme including works by Bach, Handel, Charpentier, Tchaikovsky and more.


T: free

Friday 11 March, Colyer-Fergusson Hall, 7.30pm

Some High Lows and Low Highs of Twentieth-Century Music Culture (featuring the B-side of the Beatles’ Abbey Road)

Event imageStudents studying in the University of Kent's School of Music and Fine Art will give a concert that explores some of the most prominent works of the twentieth century, all of which might be taken to straddle a pop/classic divide. The first half of the concert will feature two very different minimalist works: Steve Reich’s Electric Counterpoint for guitar ensemble and Gavin Bryars’ Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet for mixed ensemble and tape. The concert will close with the Beatles’ extraordinary B-Side of the album Abbey Road, a remarkable series of songs that develop, build and interrelate in a manner that appears symphonic in scope and intent.


T: Full £7/Students £5 click here

Wednesday 16 March, Colyer-Fergusson Hall, 1.10pm

SousaphoneLunchtime Concert

The Native Oyster Band

The Native Oyster Band will be funkin' it up New Orleans style with original songs, swingin' calypsos and funky N O grooves. It will feature an all-star line-up of Ivan Thompson (sax/vocals/clarinet), Katy Windsor (alto sax/vocals), Harry Cook (trombone/sousaphone), Alan King (drums), Steven Bridgland (guitar/ banjo), Richard Bates (bass) and David Migden (vocals/trumpet).


T: Free, with suggested donation £3

Friday 18 March, Colyer-Fergusson Hall, 7.30pm

University of Kent Concert Band and Big Band

Musical Express!Musical Express!

Ian Swatman conductor

All aboard the Musical Express for an evening of concert band and big band standards – everything from Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington and Sousa to Philip Sparke’s dramatic Orient Express. Make sure you get your seat in good time!


T: Full £13/Students £7 click here

Saturday 19 March, Colyer-Fergusson Hall, 7.30pm

Imogen CooperImogen Cooper piano


Liszt - Sposalizio (from Deuxième Année de Pèlerinage: Italie)
Schumann – Davidsbündlertänze Opus 6
Schubert - Sonata in B flat major D 960

In celebration of its 70th anniversary season, Faversham Music Club is delighted to welcome international pianist, Imogen Cooper, in a programme of Liszt, Schumann and Schubert. Imogen Cooper has a widespread international career and has played with all the major British orchestras. Her recital appearances have included New York, Tokyo, Paris, Vienna, Prague, London and the Schubertiade in Schwarzenberg.

T: Full £15/Students £10 click here
Tickets sold on behalf of Faversham Music Club

Sunday 20 March, Colyer-Fergusson Hall, 5pm

J S BachCanterbury Cantata Trust
Cantata Choir
Cantata Camerata

J S Bach – St John Passion

Grenville Hancox director


T: Full £15/Students £10
Tickets sold on behalf of the Canterbury Cantata Trust

Thursday 31 March, St Peter's Methodist Church, High Street, Canterbury, 1.10pm

Luini paintingUniversity Cecilian Choir and Sinfonia

Dan Lloyd, Jonathan Butten oboes

Daniel Harding conductor


Vivaldi - Credo RV591

Mozart - Ave Verum Corpus

Vivaldi - Trio Sonata RV81

Vivaldi - Magnificat RV610


Two of Vivaldi’s most dramatic choral works frame Mozart’s Ave Verum and a Vivaldi trio sonata


T: Free, with a retiring collection in aid of Methodist's Mission Research and Development Fund

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