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May

Saturday 5 May, Colyer-Fergusson Hall, 7.30pm

Canterbury OrchestraCanterbury Orchestra with Lees Court Music

Music and Friendship

 

Andrew Lowen conductor

 

Wagner Overture to The Mastersingers
Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music
Brahms- Alto Rhapsody
Britten Hymn to Saint Cecilia
Elgar Enigma Variations

 

Canterbury Orchestra celebrates ‘Music and Friendship’ with Wagner’s overture Mastersingers and Elgar’s portrait of his friends, the Enigma Variations. The Orchestra’s friends, Lees Court Music, join them in Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music and Britten’s Hymn to St Cecilia, the patron saint of Music. To complete the programme Brahms seeks solace from loneliness in music in his beautiful Alto Rhapsody.

 

T: Full £15 / Students and Children £8: click here
Tickets sold on behalf of Canterbury Orchestra


Wednesday 9 May, Colyer-Fergusson Hall, 1.10pm

DejeunerLunchtime Concert
CantiaQuorum

 

Déjeuner with Debussy

 

Delight in some Debussy this lunchtime as CantiaQuorum celebrates his centenary year with a programme that places him at the heart of France’s musical makeup. Come and hear Debussy’s impressionist masterpieces interwoven with gems from French forebears such as Rameau - un mélange magnifique!

 

T: Free, with suggested donation £3


Saturday 12 May, Colyer-Fergusson Hall, 7.30pm

Brahms RequiemAshford Choral Society

 

Mark Deller conductor
Claire Seaton soprano
Gareth Brynor John baritone

 

Brahms Nänie, Opus 82
R Strauss Four Last Songs
Brahms Requiem

 

 

T: £20, £16, £12 / Under 16s half price on all tickets: click here
Tickets sold on behalf of Ashford Choral Society


Friday 18 May, St Michael's Church, Hernhill, ME13 9JU, nr Faversham, 7.30pm

University of Kent Chamber Choir and Sinfonia

University Chamber ChoirThe Ecstasy and the Agony

 

Daniel Harding, Matthew Cooke conductors

 

Choral music across the centuries, including Pergolesi's dramatic Stabat Mater

 

 

T: free (to include refreshments), retiring collection in aid of St Michael's


Thursday 24 May, Studio 3 Gallery, Jarman Building, 1.10pm

#EarBox: Night Liminal

Simon Cummings composer

 

The #EarBox series combining music and visual art continues with a special performance of Night Liminal, a meditative piece of electronic music exploring the mystical threshold space where evening becomes night, inspired by the medieval service of Compline. The performance will unfold gently amidst the backdrop of the gallery's new exhibition, Extending the Frame.

 

An aid to meditation or passive relaxation, the piece creates an atmopshere of tranquililty and peace, hovering between tradition and the contemporary mystery of the moment.

 

Admission free


Friday 25 May, Colyer-Fergusson Hall, 1.10pm

Lunchtime Recital

Lydia ChengLydia Cheng violin

Helen Crayford piano

 

Final-year Music Scholar, Lydia Cheng, in a programme of music by Mozart, Bach, Franck and Sarasate.

 

T: free, retiring collection in aid of the Music Scholarship fund


Tue 29 May, Canterbury Cathedral Quire, 5.30pm

Image credit: Canterbury CathedralUniversity of Kent Chamber Choir
Choral Evensong

Daniel Harding conductor

 

The University Chamber Choir sings Choral Evensong, including music by Smith, Stanford and Fauré.


Wednesday 30 May, Colyer-Fergusson Hall, 1.10pm

Lunchtime Concert

Ramnath Venkat Bhagavath south Indian classical (Carnatic) vocalist

Ramnath Venkat Bhagavath is a University Music Scholar studying for a Masters in Applied Actuarial Science. He has performed in many prestigious events and broadcasts in India, and in 2016 performed in the renowned ‘Swathi Sangeethotsav’ at the royal palace of Trivandrum, an event which attracts musicians from across the globe. This concert will feature a selection of different Ragas and Thalas in the Carnatic music tradition, accompanied by violin, mridangam and ghatam.

 

T: Free, with suggested donation £3

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