Category Archive: Be My Guest

Guest posts and contributions.

Apr 04

Be My Guest: Matt Bamford reviews the Chamber Choir concert at Wye

Be My Guest: an occasional series featuring guest post and contributions. This week, first-year International Business and French student Matt Bamford reviews last Friday’s concert by the Chamber Choir. — The rural village of Wye was the setting for another fantastic concert by the University of Kent Chamber Choir, conducted by the Deputy Director of …

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Feb 01

Be My Guest: Andrew Bailey reviews the Rite of Spring lunchtime concert

Be My Guest: an occasional series featuring guest post and contributions. This week, third-year student Andrew Bailey reviews the Rite of Spring lunchtime concert. —- The reputation of Stravinsky’s magnum opus had clearly preceded it, with a packed Gulbenkian visibly demonstrating the esteem that ‘The Rite of Spring’ continues to hold with audiences today. Sitting …

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Dec 10

Be My Guest: Alanya Holder on bringing Christmas cheer to campus

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If you heard the quasi-medieval sound of recorders and carols floating on the crisp, winter air around the campus at lunchtime yesterday, it was us: members of the Music Society, accompanied by a recorder duo, travelled from the Gulbenkian to Rutherford Dining Hall, where they sang to visitors to the UCAS Open Day, ending up …

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Nov 30

Music crossing borders: diploma award for Aisha Bove

Aisha Bove

It’s with great delight that we can reveal that Aisha Bové has recently received her diploma certificate from the  conservatory of music in Luxembourg. In her first year at Kent, Aisha sings with the University’s Chorus, Cecilian Choir and Sing!, and plays cello in the Symphony Orchestra. Here, Aisha reports on the ceremony, and her …

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Nov 09

Be My Guest: Andrew Kitchin reviews the Eden-Stell Guitar Duo

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An occasional series featuring guest articles. This week, third-year Mathematics student and guitar Scholar Andrew Kitchin reviews the Eden-Stell lunchtime concert. —- A certain degree of suspense was created by the dimly-lit stage as the concert began, which displayed nothing but two empty chairs and a footst00l. The two performers didn’t disappoint, providing the attentive …

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Oct 18

Be My Guest: Will Rathbone reviews Kasai Masai!

An occasional series featuring guest posts and contributions: this week, Drama student and saxophonist Will Rathbone reviews Kasai Masai’s lunchtime concert. —- Kasai Masai are a 5-piece band based in London and led by Nickens Nkoso. Named after a region in Congo, their sound is a very authentic African one, full of infectious rhythms and …

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May 28

Be My Guest: Danielle Broadbent reviews the Brodsky Quartet

Brodsky Quartet

Be My Guest: an occasional series of guest posts and contributions. This week, a review of the recent Brodsky Quartet concert at the Gulbenkian Theatre by Danielle Broadbent. Danielle is a second-year Architecture student, and Music Scholarship Student. She plays the cello in the University Symphony Orchestra, and has also set up some additional string …

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May 18

Be My Guest: Alanya Holder reviews Ronnie Scott’s Big Band

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Be My Guest: an occasional series featuring guest posts and contributions. This week, Music Society President Alanya Holder reviews the Ronnie Scott Big Band as part of the Sounds New Festival, Canterbury. —- Ronnie Scott: “If it doesn’t turn you on…” On Sunday 16th May, as part of the Sounds New festival, Ronnie Scott’s Big …

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Apr 12

Alanya Holder is ‘Wrapping up Spring.’

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Be My Guest: an occasional series featuring guest posts and contributions. This week, a look back over the musical events of the Spring term, the second article from second-year Law student and recently-elected President of the Music Society, Alanya Holder. Wrapping Up Spring. “Sometimes I forget I’m doing a Law Degree…” When I first sat down and …

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Apr 05

Be My Guest: Alanya Holder.

Alany Holder

An occasional series featuring guest posts and contributions. This review is written by Alanya Holder, a second-year Law student who sings in Chorus and Chamber Choir, and plays sax in Concert Band and Big Band. She is also the Concerts Assistant, and Big Band rep on the Music Society Committee.  —————-  ‘Fiddling Around on a …

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