Tag Archive: alumni

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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Nov 28

Actor power: alumna Livy Potter treads the boards this weekend

Former Music Performance Scholar and singer, Livy Potter, has truly caught the Acting Bug since graduating from Kent in 2015 studying History, and next week appears in a production of CS Lewis’ classic The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe at Ilkley Playhouse. I asked her to reflect on the rehearsal process and the challenges …

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Sep 08

University alumna finds herself at Abbey Road studios as part of Final Fantasy XV launch

University alumna and singer Suzannah Lipmann found herself at Abbey Road studios yesterday, as part of a special livestream broadcast. For one night only, there was a special performance to launch the soundtrack to the new Final Fantasy XV game by composer Yoko Shimomura, performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the London Philharmonic Choir, conducted …

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Sep 07

Holding back the year: musical reunions at the 50th Festival weekend

Two days of music-making crowned the Music department’s celebrations as part of the University’s 50th anniversary weekend, and saw musical alumni returning to Kent to relive their musical experiences, this time transplanted to the sonorous surrounding of Colyer-Fergusson. Chorus, Chamber Choir, and Concert and Big Bands were well represented, alongside smaller chamber ensembles including a woodwind trio, …

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Mar 16

Triumphant Verdi Requiem

From the infinite mystery of the opening bars to the dramatically hushed close, Saturday’s performance of Verdi’s Requiem by the University Chorus and Symphony Orchestra for this year’s Colyer-Fergusson Cathedral Concert was full of high drama. Standing in as a last-minute replacement for the billed soprano soloist, Rachel Nicholls took time out from her current …

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Dec 14

Alumni soloists return for December concert

The termly concert by the University Chorus and Orchestra last night saw three musical alumni returning to the Colyer-Fergusson Hall. Soprano Caroline Kennedy, tenor Andrew Macnair and bass Piran Legg came back to Kent for a performance of Mozart’s Vespers, joined also by mezzo Bethan Langford. whilst the Orchestra furnished the remainder of the programme with Mozart’s …

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Dec 04

Busy week ahead 2.0

Next week is the penultimate week of term, and the events are starting to come thick and fast; Weds 10 Dec, 1.10pm; the Musical Theatre Society presents a lunchtime of carol-singing on the foyer-stage – admission is free Thurs 11 Dec, Studio 3 Gallery, Jarman Building, 1pm; the Cecilian Choir presents a festive lunchtime of …

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Nov 06

A new Dawn: the new Alumni Chamber Choir

An exciting new project this year is the development of Invicta Voices, a Choir formed from University alumni and former Chamber Choir members under the direction of last year’s student conductor, Matt Bamford. The Choir met for the second time earlier this week, and here’s what Matt had to say. This week saw the second …

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Sep 02

Where’er you Work: guest post #2 for the Employability blog

My second article for the University’s employability blog, aside from using a cringe-worthily punning title, focuses on careers followed by musically-involved alumni of the University, and the various types of employment paths they have pursued. Read the article online here.

Mar 12

Looking sheepish: who’s that alumnus singing for Harry Hill…

Recently spotted on ‘Harry Hill’s TV Burp,’ one of the University’s musical alumni extolling the virtues of Amanda Lamb… Genius…

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