Tag Archive: Children in Need

Nov 06

The Unsemble next week: help us raise money for Children in Need!

Our very first scratch band, the Unsemble, will meet for the first time at lunchtime on Friday 13 November when we come together for a light-hearted playing of the Pink Panther theme in aid of this year’s Children in Need appeal. If you’ve ever started an instrument and then given up, or not played for many …

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Oct 26

Brass cheek: preparing for Unsemble Children in Need next month

Some serious preparation has been taking place this morning, as some of the Music staff had a brass sectional rehearsal, led by the Deputy Director of Music’s son, himself a budding trumpet player. To the astonishment of Ian Swatman, Jonty put the Director and Deputy Director of Music through their paces in a bid to …

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Nov 19

Children in Need at Kent: the video

Courtesy of KentTV, here’s footage of the Children in Need events from last Thursday, with your loyal correspondent conducting the scratch Ringtone Orchestra in Three Movements in Ring-Tonality, followed by an awful lot of people doing the ‘Time Warp’ next door in the Gulbenkian Theatre. Thanks to everyone who took part, and to KTV.

Nov 15

Bear Necessities: Children in Need

The new concert-hall played host to a certain Yellow Bear and members of the University community and friends earlier today, as a scratch ‘orchestra’ of performers wielded their mobile-phones in aid of Children in Need. Marking sixty years of John Cage’s notorious 4′ 33”, a band of willing volunteers flocked to the new concert-hall to …

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Nov 12

Ring for Children in Need this Thursday

A unique music premiere in support of this year’s BBC ‘Children in Need’ appeal will take place in the  new Colyer-Ferguson Hall this Thursday at 1.10pm. Combining the sixtieth anniversary of John Cage’s silent, yet controversial, musical masterpiece, 4’ 33’’, the event encourages audience participants to use their mobile phone ringtone as part of the …

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Aug 21

Autumn Concert Diary now online!

Jonathan Mayer

After an industrious summer of event and programme planning, not to mention the minor task of preparing to move to the new building, I’m delighted to say our new Concert Diary for the Autumn term has now been published online. The Lunchtime Concert series continues, as we welcome musicians from Total Brass, sitarist Jonathan Mayer, …

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Nov 17

Bear-faced cheek: singing for Children in Need

Many thanks to everyone who came along to the Gulbenkian Theatre at lunchtime, and joined in to sing Handel and raise money for this year’s Children in Need appeal. The Yellow Bear turned up and conducted the massed ranks of visitors and musicians in a rousing rendition of the ‘Hallelujah Chorus,’ whilst members of the …

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Nov 14

Sing for Children in Need: counting down!

There’s only three days to go until we gather in The Gulbenkian to sing Handel’s rousing ‘Hallelujah Chorus’ for Children in Need. Thursday, 1.10pm in the Gulbenkian Theatre: even if you’ve never sung before, just bring your voice, enthusiasm and a donation as University musicians and members of the community join to raise money for …

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Nov 09

Sing for Children in Need!

Next week, on Thursday 17 November, the Gulbenkian Theatre opens its doors at 1.10pm for a very special musical event: the chance to sing the ‘Hallelujah Chorus’ from Handel’s Messiah, to raise money for this year’s Children in Need. Even if you’ve never sung before, or don’t read music: come along and bring your voice …

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Nov 01

A busy month ahead…

The months have reached November, and it’s the start of a busy period for music at the University. Over the next few weeks, we’ve lots of events coming up, of which the the first is a lunchtime recital by the internationally-acclaimed pianist, Benjamin Frith, returning to the Gulbenkian with Mussorgsky’s mighty Pictures at an Exhibition. …

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