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Sunday 5 November, Colyer-Fergusson Hall, 2pm

StanfordDante Quartet


Krysia Osostowicz, Oscar Perks violins
Yuko Inoue viola
Richard Jenkinson cello


Formed in 1995, the Dante Quartet has held a seven-year residency at King’s College, Cambridge and runs its own thriving Dante Summer Festival in the Tamar Valley. They are currently recording Stanford’s complete quartets, many of them unpublished, for SOMM Records. This afternoon’s concert includes Vaughan Williams Quartet No 2, Stanford Quartet No 3 and Brahms Quartet No 2 in A minor.


T: £20: click here
Tickets sold on behalf of Canterbury Festival

Wednesday 8 November, Colyer-Fergusson Hall, 1.10pm

Philharmonia Chamber PlayersLunchtime Concert

Philharmonia Chamber Players

Sarah Oates, Fabrizio Falasca violins
Yukiko Ogura viola
Eric Villeminey cello


Schubert - String Quartet No 14 in D minor, Death and the Maiden

We are delighted to welcome four outstanding principal players from the Philharmonia Orchestra to give this lunchtime concert before they head to The Marlowe to join the Orchestra for a performance of Holst’s The Planets and Bruch’s Violin Concerto that evening.


T: Free, with a suggested donation of £3

Friday 10 November, Colyer-Fergusson Hall, 1.10pm

Music for Remembrance

poppiesUniversity Cecilian Choir and Pops Orchestra

Daniel Harding conductor


To commemmorate the weekend of Remembrance Day, the University Cecilian Choir and Pops Orchestra come together for a short sequence of music.

The Last Post (Simon Morgan, trumpet)
Theme from Schindler's List (Lydia Cheng, Molly Richetta solo strings)
Hymn to the Fallen - John Williams


T: Free (event will last approximately ten minutes)

Saturday 11 November, Colyer-Fergusson Hall, 7.30pm

W A MozartAmici Singers

Orchestra 2012


Grenville Hancox conductor
Rebecca Hunt soprano
Jenni Brisk mezzo
Robin Whitehouse tenor
Kieran Seymour bass
Salah Bouzekria muezzin


Mozart - Requiem Mass K 626
Karl Jenkins - The Armed Man


T: £15
Tickets sold on behalf of Canterbury Cantata Trust

Friday 17 November, Colyer-Fergusson Hall, 7.30pm

London Community Gospel ChoirLondon Community Gospel Choir


From humble beginnings in 1982, the LCGC is now Europe’s leading Gospel choir. An eclectic mix of races, ages and backgrounds makes it a truly special blend of talent, voices and personalities. They regularly grace many of the UK’s greatest stages such as Wembley Stadium (FA Cup Final), the Royal Albert Hall, and they are regulars at the Glastonbury Festival.


The choir is also the first point of call for a variety of major recording artists including Sir Paul McCartney, Kylie, Sting, Brian May and Tina Turner, and recent collaborations include Damon Albarn, the National Theatre, Sam Smith and Madonna at the Brit Awards, Grammy Awards and now the X Factor. They gave a critically-acclaimed performance at the British premiere of the Martin Luther King biopic Selma. A concert not to be missed!


T: Full £20 / Students £10

Saturday 18 November, Colyer-Fergusson Hall, 7.30pm

Ashford Choral - St CeciliaAshford Choral Society


Handel Alexander’s Feast
‘An Ode in Honour of St Cecilia’


Mark Deller conductor
Faye Newton soprano
Charles Daniels tenor
Benjamin Bevan baritone


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

Saturday 25 November, Colyer-Fergusson Hall, 7.30pm

Great Gates of KievCanterbury Orchestra
Russian Romantics


Andrew Lowen conductor
Christopher Weston piano


Glinka - Overture to Ruslan and Ludmilla
Rachmaninov - Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini
Mussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition


The orchestra's final concert of the year carries forward the focus of the Spring Concert on music from the great Russian Romantic composers, beginning with the overture from Glinka’s second opera. Christopher Weston returns to play Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini, a concertante work for solo piano and orchestra comprising 24 variations on the last of Paganini’s Caprices for solo violin. The concluding work will be Mussorgsky’s Picture at an Exhibition inspired by the paintings of his friend Victor Hartmann.


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

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