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Wed 11 Oct, Colyer-Fergusson Hall, 1.10pm

RMG ColllectiveLunchtime Concert

RMG Collective


Launching the new concert series with the house jazz band from London’s famed 606 Club, this quintet features leading British musicians with remarkable pedigrees who will kick off the new term with some straight-ahead swing. From mid-60's Hubbard and Hancock, through to Brazilian music of the 80’s, this is a world-class group performing classic jazz.

T: Free, with a suggested donation of £3

Sunday 15 Oct, Colyer-Fergusson Hall, 2.30pm

Astor Big BandAstor Big Band and Canterbury Operatic Society
Miller plays the Musicals


Terry Steel band leader


The 18-piece Astor Big Band and its 6 professional singers join forces with Canterbury Operatic Society to present an evening of classic Big Band hits such as In the Mood, American Patrol , Moonlight Serenade, Kalamazoo and Chattanooga Choo Choo, combined with Big Band arrangements from West End Musicals such as West Side Story, Les Miserable, 42nd Street, South Pacific and Cabaret.

Terry Steel is a leading Glenn Miller aficionado as his father worked with Miller both in the USA and when Miller came to England. As a boy Terry actually met Glenn Miller 2 days before his ill-fated flight to France in 1944.

All proceeds from the concert will be donated to the Royal British Legion to support the care of veterans suffering from PTSD.


T: £17: click here

Sold on behalf of Astor Big Band

Friday 20 October, Colyer-Fergusson Hall, 7.30pm

Cellular Dynamics

Cellular DynamicsDr Dan Lloyd curator and host
Daniel Harding, Matthew King pianos


Taking cutting-edge biological research and placing it in the magnificent environment of the Colyer-Fergusson Hall, Cellular Dynamics is a unique visual and musical exploration of fundamental processes within living cells. The music of Philip Glass, Gavin Bryars and others provides a meditative, reflective atmosphere in which to experience spectacular imagery and rarely-seen elements of the laboratory research environment.


Curated and hosted by Dr Dan Lloyd, Cellular Dynamics is a collaboration between the University of Kent’s Music Department and School of Biosciences. Ticket includes a glass of wine and gallery exhibition exploring some of the scientific themes within the performance. (Duration approx. 60 mins)


T: £10: click here
Tickets sold on behalf of Canterbury Festival

Monday 23 October, Colyer-Fergusson Building, 12pm-3pm

Colyer-Fergusson constructionColyer-Fergusson Building Celebration Day

Monday 23 October is five years to the day since the Colyer-Fergusson Music Building opened its doors. To celebrate, everyone is invited to come along between 12-3pm to listen to some music rehearsals in the Hall, discover how the amazing acoustics change at the press of a button, wander backstage to the practice and band rooms, meet student musicians and even come and sing!


12 – 12.30pm Open Chamber Ensemble rehearsal (hall) – movements from Faure’s Requiem
12.30 – 12.45pm Instrumental rehearsal (hall)
1.00 – 1.30pm Come and Sing! (hall)
1.30 – 2pm Musical Theatre Society (hall)
2 – 3pm Open rehearsal, Chamber Choir (hall)


You can also visit an exhibition of construction photos, from the first sod-turning through to the opening Gala weekend, in the Colyer-Fergusson Gallery. If you’ve not visited the award-winning building before, now’s a great opportunity to find out how it all works.

Sunday 29 October, Colyer-Fergusson Hall, 7.30pm

Mikhail RudyMikhail Rudy (Piano and Films)


Mussorgsky-Kandinsky - Pictures at an Exhibition
Chagall - The Sound of Colours - the composers of the Paris opera ceiling


Mikhail Rudy was close to Marc Chagall in his last years. Having given his first concert in the West with Rostropovich and Isaac Stern for Chagall’s 90th birthday, the pianist subsequently met the artist on numerous occasions. In collaboration with the Chagall family, who allowed him to use unpublished sketches for the ceiling of the Opera Garnier, Mikhail Rudy has created an animated film which he accompanies with music from Gluck, Mozart, Wagner, Debussy and Ravel.


In the first half of the concert, Rudy reprises his original multi-media performance of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition based on original drawings and designs by Vasily Kandinsky.

‘Mikhail Rudy’s most recent fabulous project, whereby arts and music enter into a dialogue….a moving tribute, extremely well achieved’ Le Figaro


T: Full £20 / Students £15: click here
Tickets sold on behalf of Canterbury Festival

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