Category Archive: Summer Music

Summer music events at the University

Jun 01

Music in the archives: Summer Music Week ancillary exhibition

With Summer Music Week set to launch this Sunday, we’re delighted to reveal that our colleagues over in Special Collections and Archives will be holding an open afternoon of music-related archive and rare materials as part of the festival on Wednesday 7 June in the Templeman Library. To complement Summer Music Week, Special Collections & …

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Jun 15

Summer Music brings University community together in farewell

The academic year has now come to a close, and last week’s Summer Music celebrations saw the year out in fine style. Hot on the heels of the traditional battle-of-the-bands competition, Keynestock, the five days of events in Summer Music saw a host of musical activities, each one reflecting a different aspect of music-making at …

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May 31

Music for a Summer’s Day: Sunday 10 June

The annual Music Society concert, Music for a Summer’s Day, is now just ten days away, and it promises to be the usual roof-raising summation of both Summer Music next week, as well as of another fine year of music-making at the University. Bringing together the University Concert Band, Chorus, Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Choir, …

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May 31

Lunchtime at the Labyrinth

We’ll be keeping a wary eye on the weather-forecast for Thursday 9 June, when Summer Music goes outdoors and onto the University Labyrinth for a free lunchtime concert. After their sure-footed debut at St Peter’s Church last term, the newly-founded Sirocco Ensemble, conducted by Dan Harding, will perform Gounod’s vivacious Petite Symphonie, whilst the Brass …

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May 24

Ave Maria and a Summer Sunday

Over on the choral blog, Cantus Firmus, the Chamber Choir and Cecilian Choir are preparing for their combined concert, Ave Maria, in just over two weeks’ time. The concert, on Friday 8 June at St Mildred’s Church, Canterbury, sees a selection of works for single and double choir, in praise of the Virgin Mary. Find …

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May 23

Scholars to star in Gulbenkian Theatre lunchtime concert

As part of Summer Music this term, several of the University’s Music Scholars will be starring in a lunchtime concert on Wednesday 6 June at 1.10pm. Flautist with the University Orchestra and second-year Historian, Kathryn Redgers, will perform Bach’s Flute Sonata in G minor BWV 1020 accompanied by yours truly on the harpsichord. Second-year soprano …

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May 22

Special guests to appear in Big Band Gala at the Gulbenkian

The University Big Band, conducted by Ian Swatman, will be joined by some very special guests when it returns to the Gulbenkian Theatre for its Gala evening  on Wednesday 6 June, at 7.30pm. Appearing alongside the Big Band is British saxophonist Simon Bates, pianist Paul ‘Harry’ Harris, bassist with Jools Holland’s Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, …

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May 21

The Last Five Years: Music Theatre Society in action once again

Members of the University Music Theatre Society, not content with resting on their laurels after a tremendously successful spring production of ‘Into the Woods’ at the Whitstable Playhouse, are back once again this term with two events, the first of which is next week, ‘The Last Five Years.’ Jason Robert Brown`s emotionally powerful and intimate …

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May 03

Summer events diary now published online!

Summer Music

I’m delighted to say that details of our Summer Music events here at the University have just been published online. Taking place from Wednesday 6 – Sunday 10 June,  Summer Music celebrates the end of the academic year with a rich feast of musical events, including a Scholars’ Lunchtime Concert; the annual Big Band Gala …

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