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May

Saturday 6 May, Colyer-Fergusson Hall, 7.30pm

ImageCanterbury Orchestra

Spring Concert: Russian Fairytales

 

Andrew Lowen conductor
Amanda Wyatt violin

 

Tchaikovsky - Act II of The Nutcracker, with Whitstable Dance
Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherazade

 

Canterbury Orchestra’s Spring Concert presents two hugely popular works by Russian composers of the late Romantic era which share a common theme of magic and mystery. Tchaikovsky’s exotic ballet music will be enriched by the talented young performers from Whitstable Dance, whilst the Orchestra’s Leader, Amanda Wyatt, brings the splendid main theme of Scheherazade to life with her fine violin playing.

 

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


Sun 14 May, Colyer-Fergusson Hall, 3.00pm

Oyster SingersOyster Singers

Spring Concert

Whitstable's premiere community choir, The Oyster Singers, bring a varied musical programme and plenty of fun to their Spring Concert. 

Led by Victoria Rowcroft, accompanied by Adrian Bawtree, (organist at Canterbury Cathedral) with guest soloist musicians, including Abigail Johnston. The programme includes World Music, Gospel, Traditional, The Lion King and more. Concert proceeds go to Demelza Children's Hospice.

 

T: Full £8/Students and under 18s £5 click here

Tickets sold on behalf of Oyster Singers


Wed 17 May, Colyer-Fergusson Hall, 1.10pm

KitchenLunchtime Concert
CantiaQuorum
In and Out of the Kitchen

 

Loiter around the kitchen this lunchtime as the CantiaQuorum sextet cooks up curiosities from the jazz age. On the menu, Martinû’s exquisite La Revue de Cuisine alongside sassy ‘amuse-bouches’ from Bernstein and Milhaud.

 

T: Free, with suggested donation £3


Friday 19 May, Colyer-Fergusson Hall, 7.30pm

Moonlight Serenade: an evening with General Harding's Tomfoolery

General Harding's TomfooleryDaniel Harding director

 

The thirteen-piece dance-band returns to the concert-hall with an evening of swing classics, lost gems and plenty of tunes for dancing, including Puttin' On The Ritz, The Charleston and more.

Bring your dancing-shoes!

 

T: £5 (unreserved): click here


Fri 26 May, Colyer-Fergusson Hall, 7.30pm

Nicholas CollonAurora Orchestra
Brahms from Memory

 

Nicholas Collon conductor
Tom Service presenter

 

Brahms - Symphony No 1 in C minor, Opus 68

 

“Marvellous… Playing from memory, Aurora created an organic sense of community, dynamism and inspiration.” (David Allen, The New York Times)
Aurora Orchestra is the only orchestra worldwide currently presenting whole symphonies entirely from memory – a unique performance style which conveys an electrifying sense of adventure, intimacy and heightened communication. For this very special performance featuring an introduction from BBC Radio 3’s Tom Service, this thrilling approach is applied for the first time to Brahms’ monumental First Symphony.

 

T: Full £18/Students £10


 

Sat 27 May, Colyer-Fergusson Hall, 6.00pm

MTS Show ChoirUniversity of Kent Musical Theatre Society Show Choir

 

The University of Kent Musical Theatre Society Show Choir returns to the Colyer- Fergusson stage in the second Show Choir Showcase ever in the history of the society! The Choir this year has worked very hard on a range of songs from Musical Theatre hits from Lion King, American Idiot, Urinetown and Hamilton, plus a range of popular songs from George Ezra to Sam Cooke. With special guest performances from the society's new formed a capella group, and other collaborations, this year’s show is set to be a wonderful celebration of all things musical!

 

T: Full £8/Concessions and Students £5
Tickets sold on behalf of Kent Union


Wednesday 31 May, Colyer-Fergusson Hall, 1.10pm

SandwichLunchtime Concert
CantiaQuorum
Unrequited Lunch

 

Hear some heartache this lunchtime as CantiaQuorum offers the rare chance to witness Scarlatti’s dazzling solo cantata Su le Sponde del Tebro. This tale of turbulent love is coupled with Le tombeau de Couperin: Ravel’s beautiful homage to his friends. A masterful miniature from Couperin himself completes this poignant programme.

 

T: Free, with suggested donation £3

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