Tag Archive: Carol Service

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 15

Final week of seasonal music-making

It’s been a busy week here in the Music department, with the final musical events bringing the term to a rousing seasonal finale. On Tuesday, the Chamber Choir, conducted by Your Loyal Correspondent,  performed as part of the University Carol Service in Canterbury Cathedral – always a magical occasion, which starts with the entire Cathedral …

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Dec 15

Christmas music-making

It’s been a busy few days here in the Music department, a sure sign that the Christmas period is well and truly here. Last weekend, the Chorus and Symphony Orchestra came together in a seasonal performance of Vaughan Williams’ The First Nowell, brimful of carols familiar and unfamiliar; Shostakovich’s wry Symphony no.9 stepped out in …

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Dec 13

Around the blogs this week

Over on the choral blog, Cantus Firmus, there’s a look back at the University Carol Service that took place on Monday night at Canterbury Cathedral, at which the University Chamber performed, processed, and managed not to set light to anything flammable… There’s also a look at some of the contemporary repertoire facing the University Cecilian …

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Dec 13

That was a week, that was…

It’s been an action-packed final week; from Thursday through to Sunday, many of the University’s musicians were involved in rehearsing for, and performing in, the Gala opening concerts on Saturday and Sunday; the University Carol Service took place in Canterbury Cathedral on Monday night; there was a ‘Winter Wonderland’ lunchtime concert at which the Estates …

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Dec 09

Around the blogs this week

The Chamber Choir is travelling across boundaries in a cosmopolitan rehearsal, as it looks at repertoire for the February Crypt concert as well as prepares for Monday’s Carol Service in the Cathedral… The Medway Choir is about to make its debut in the Universities of Medway Carol Service, also next Monday, which also features music, …

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Mar 04

Was It Good For You: Yasmeena Daya

Continuing the series profiling musical alumni of the University. This week, former Music Society President Yasmeena Daya. —- When were you at Kent ? I was at Kent from September 2007 through to June 2010. What subject did you study ? Joint Honours Film and Drama Studies. What occupation are you now engaged in ? …

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