Tag Archive: Medway

Feb 22

Scholars’ Spotlight: Zaneta Balsevic

Continuing the series profiling Music Scholarship students at the University of Kent. This week, first-year studying Music, Zaneta Balsevic. My interest in music was well established from the age of 11. This interest came during a local school concert where I saw a group of string players perform. This had an immediate impact on me …

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Mar 27

Image Gallery: University Chamber Choir at the Galvanising Shop

The University Chamber Choir in rehearsal prior to its concert at the Galvanising Shop, at the Historic Dockyard, Chatham, last Wednesday. Images: © Matt Wilson / University of Kent

Jun 03

Ceremony to recognise outstanding contributions to University music

At this time of the year, as the academic year draws to a close, the University takes the opportunity to recognise the contributions to its musical life from a few outstanding students. At a ceremony last Friday, five students were awarded prizes in honour of their efforts. Presented by Kerry Barber on behalf of the …

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May 23

Image gallery: Medway recitalists

A selection of images from yesterday’s performance platform for the BMus Music and Popular Music students from the School of Music and Fine Arts, in the concert-hall at lunchtime. Images: © Matt Wilson / University of Kent

Nov 20

Making waves at Medway: the Medway Chamber Choir

President of this year’s Medway Music Society, Jack McDonnell, reports in with news of a new musical initiative at Medway this year…   Under the management of 2nd year Popular Music Student Rhian Powell with the UMSA Music Society, Universities at Medway Chamber choir are back in full swing of rehearsals for a string of …

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Oct 19

Making waves at Medway: meet the new Music Society Committee

This year’s new trio at the helm of the Medway Music Society are feeling very pleased with themselves already; meeting them in the third week of the new academic year, membership is already up on last year’s total. The man in charge this year is Jack McDonnell, who assumes the Presidency after being Vice-President last …

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May 17

Congratulations to the Medway Music Society!

Congratulations to our brothers and sisters over on the Medway campus, who won ‘Society of the Year’ and ‘Most Improved Society’ for the Medway Music Society at the UMSA awards ceremony at the King Charles Hotel last night. Vice-President and Secretary, Jack McDonnell won Personality of the Year, whilst President this year Ethan Sacre picked …

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Apr 27

Making waves at Medway: Defunk’d

Causing a (musical) riot this year at the Medway campus is Defunk’d, a six-piece band hailing from Gillingham, Kent, which features two of this year’s Music Scholarship Students, Rob Mayzes (bass) and Jack Tann (drums). The group originally started as a jamming band formed by students studying Music Technology at the Medway campus, but soon …

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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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Nov 11

Around the blogs this week…

  Over on ‘Cantus Firmus,’ the Chamber Choir is preparing for its first concert commitment this year, the Advent concert in Blean – this week’s post sees the Choir developing a mixed-formation ensemble sound… Whilst on ‘Playing Up!‘ the tuba-playing Society President Chris Gray muses on the impact of last weekend’s workshop with the Symphony …

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