Daniel Harding

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Name: Daniel Harding
Date registered: March 3, 2010

Biography

Deputy Director of Music, University of Kent: pianist, accompanist and conductor: jazz enthusiast.

Latest posts

  1. The most wonderful time of the year… — December 14, 2017
  2. ‘Tis the season… — December 13, 2017
  3. Chamber Choir perform live on Radio 4’s Today Programme — December 7, 2017
  4. Christmas is coming… — November 30, 2017
  5. Chamber Choir students work with British composer — November 29, 2017

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  2. Suffering the Clap: how should audiences behave ? — 4 comments
  3. A Day In The Life: Chris Gray — 4 comments
  4. The Wheel Turns: the Brodskys on Radio 3 — 4 comments
  5. Topping-out ceremony — 3 comments

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Dec 14

The most wonderful time of the year…

And so our music-making this term came to a festive conclusion last night, in the company of the University Big Band, directed by Ian Swatman.The annual Christmas Swingalong always draws a packed crowd, and last night was no exception, audience spilling out onto the balcony around the hall to enjoy a lively seasonal programme with …

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Dec 13

‘Tis the season…

As usual, there’s a steady crescendo of events leading up to the end of the Christmas term; on Monday night, the University Chamber Choir performed amidst the candle-lit hush of Canterbury Cathedral as part of the University Carol Service. Second-year Matthew Cooke made his conducting debut with In Dulci Jubilo, and other carols the Choir sang …

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Dec 07

Chamber Choir perform live on Radio 4’s Today Programme

Congratulations and thank you to the members of the University Chamber Choir, who rose to the occasion (and rose early, too…) to sing live on this morning’s Today programme on BBC Radio 4. The programme was broadcast directly from the Gulbenkian, and the programme closed with the Choir performing Star of the East, a carol written by …

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Nov 30

Christmas is coming…

The University Cecilian Choir, String Sinfonia and soloists were busy rehearsing for the first in our series of Christmas concerts, which takes place on Friday 1 December. A feast of seasonal music and words reflecting the start of the Christmas period, A Christmas Corncuopia brings together carols, popular seasonal favourites and readings to create a …

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Nov 29

Chamber Choir students work with British composer

Students in the University Chamber Choir had the opportunity to work with one of Britain’s leading composers in rehearsal yesterday, in preparation for singing in the University Carol Service in Canterbury Cathedral next month. The choir was privileged to welcome Russell Hepplewhite to its usual evening rehearsal, to work on Russell’s Star of the East. It can …

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Nov 20

Making singing exciting: students work with the London Community Gospel Choir

Colyer-Fergusson Hall was buzzing throughout the day on Friday, when members of the London Community Gospel Choir came to the campus to perform. During the afternoon, many lucky students took part in a workshop with some of the Choir, and were able to perform alongside them during their roof-raising concert later in the evening, including …

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Nov 15

Music meets movement: #EarBox at Studio 3 Gallery in December

The #EarBox series exploring the meeting point of visual art and music returns to Studio 3 Gallery in December, as the String Sinfonia performs amidst the gallery’s current exhibition, Capturing Movement.Curated by MA Curating students, Capturing Movement explores how artists have transformed contemporary dance into inspiring representations in sculpture, painting and photography. For the #EarBox event on Tuesday …

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Nov 09

Out of this world: University singers perform with the Philharmonia at the Marlowe

Music truly was out of this world on Wednesday 8 November, when ten singers from the University performed alongside the Philharmonia Orchestra and Philharmonia Voices, in a sell-out performance of Holst’s The Planets Suite under the baton of John Wilson at the Marlowe. Ten members of various University choirs, including several University Music Scholars, headed down the …

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Oct 24

Celebrations mark five years of Colyer-Fergusson

Monday 23 October, 2012: the Music Department bids a fond farewell to its home since the mid-80s in Eliot College, and moves into the newly-built Colyer-Fergusson Building, to begin music-making in a purpose-built, award-winning concert hall and practice facilities. Fast-forward to Monday 23 October, 2017, and the Department celebrated the five-year anniversary since Colyer-Fergusson opened …

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Sep 05

Commemmorating the 150th anniversary of Amy Beach

Today marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of the American composer, concert-pianist and educator, Amy Beach. She achieved widespread recognition not only for her compositions but also for her career as a concert-pianist, performing in both America and Europe. Known as the ‘Dean of American Composers’ after the premiere of her Gaelic Symphony in 1896, …

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