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Friday 2 November, Colyer-Fergusson Hall, 7.30pm

Canterbury Festival

Trio HLK & Evelyn Glennie


Legendary Scottish percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie has been profoundly deaf since the age of 12 and taught herself to hear with parts of her body other than her ears. She describes her recent collaboration with Trio HLK as ‘a venture out of my comfort zone’ and it may be that this concert is unlike anything you’ve heard before.

With Rich Harrold on piano, Ant Law on guitar and Richard Kass on drums, Trio HLK recorded its first album last year with Dame Evelyn on vibraphone and marimba, and Steve Lehman on sax. Their music subtly develops from jazz standards into rhythmically intricate compositions and complex frameworks for improvisations, leading the listener into unknown territory by a familiar thread. At times challenging, at others mesmeric, described as ‘elegant, dizzying, serene’ (London Jazz Review) – this will be the concert that everyone will be talking about. Book early.


‘One of the most exciting young ensembles to have emerged in the last year’
BBC Jazz

T: Full £20 / Students £15

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Saturday 10 Nov, Colyer-Fergusson Hall, 7.30pm

Whitstable Choral Society


Dvořák Requiem Mass


David Flood conductor


Whitstable Choral Society returns to the Colyer-Fergusson Hall for its autumn concert, when the choir will perform the Requiem Mass by Antonin Dvořák. The work was premiered in Birmingham in 1891, conducted by the composer. It employs the forces of a choir, four soloists and a full orchestra. This performance will afford concert-goers the opportunity to hear a work not frequently performed outside the Czech Republic.


T: Full £15 / Students & Children £7

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Tuesday 13 November, Gulbenkian Cinema, 7pm


Alfred Hitchcock|USA|1958|128mins
James Stewart, Kim Novak
Music - Bernard Herrmann


FilmTalk: introduced by Matthew King (Professor of Composition, Guildhall School of Music and Drama)

In celebration of its 60th birthday and re-release, come and see Hitchcock’s masterpiece, together with Bernard Herrmann’s extraordinary film score, before the lunchtime concert tomorrow.


An ex-police officer who suffers from an intense fear of heights is hired to prevent an old friend's wife from committing suicide, but all is not as it seems.


T: Full £8.70 / Concessions £7.70 / GulbCard and University of Kent staff £6.70 / Students £6
2 for Tuesday - students and under 25s can get 2 tickets for £6

Wednesday 14 November, Colyer-Fergusson Hall, 1.10pm

Lunchtime Concert

Vertigo – Music from Hitchcock’s classic film


Matthew King piano


Something a little different. Voted by Sound and Sight as the greatest film ever made, Matthew King, Professor of Composition at the Guildhall School of Music, gives us a fascinating insight into the music which accompanies it.


T: Free, with a suggested donation of £3

Friday 16 November, Colyer-Fergusson Hall, 7.30pm

St Edmund's School Michaelmas Concert


St Edmund's School, Canterbury, presents their annual Michaelmas Concert. The Symphony Orchestra, Chapel and Chamber Choirs and soloists perform a varied selection of musical items to celebrate the end of 2018.




T: £5

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Saturday 17 Nov, Colyer-Fergusson Hall, 7.30pm

Ashford Choral Society

Bach Christmas Oratorio


Mark Deller conductor
Susan Legg mezzo-soprano
Paul Young tenor
Piran Legg baritone


T: £20, £16, £12 / Under 16s half price on all tickets

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Saturday 24 November, Colyer-Fergusson Hall, 7.30pm

Canterbury Orchestra

Concert Masterpieces

Andrew Lowen conductor
Amanda Wyatt leader
Laura MacDonald cello

Mozart Overture to The Magic Flute
Dvořák Cello Concerto
Beethoven Symphony No 5 in C minor


Canterbury Orchestra’s Winter Concert presents three of the mainstays of the orchestral repertoire that are firmly lodged in the hearts and minds of concert-goers everywhere, opening with Mozart’s sparkling orchestration of themes from his opera, followed by Dvořák’s soulful and moving work for cello and orchestra and concluding with Beethoven’s turbulent Fifth Symphony.


T: Full £15 / Students & Children £8

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