Tag Archive: new building

Jul 06

Blogging live from #kentopenday

It’s Open Day today, and we’re very excited as it’s our first opportunity to welcome visitors to the University interested in music – in the new Colyer-Fergusson building! We’ll be here throughout the day until 3pm with information on all the extra-curricular musical activities open to students at Kent, as well as details about Music …

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Jul 04

We’re featured in Classical Music magazine

Further press coverage for our award-winning music building, designed by Tim Ronalds Architects, appears in this month’s Classical Music magazine, covering three music facilities which won RIBA awards recently. Read the article online here.

Jun 19

Medallion Man: RIBA plaque

Further to the previous post about the Colyer-Fergusson Building winning a RIBA award, here’s documentary evidence – project manager Mark Ashmore, from the University Estates Department, bearing the wall-plaque announcing the award. Mark had to carry the award, made from lead, heroically back from the awards ceremony in London all the way to Dover after …

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Apr 29

Music in this month’s Kent Staff magazine

I’m delighted to see that Music features several times in this month’s edition of the KentStaff magazine. The nomination of the music building for a double architectural award appears on p.4; the fund-raising success of the From Bond to Basie concert appears on p.11; and the second appearance of the Estates Team Choir as part …

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Dec 10

Gala weekend: bravo

Bravo to everyone involved. See all the buzz over the entire forty-eight hour period on the Twitter trend #cfbgala here, with tweets and photos galore.

Nov 28

New building comes alive with music for Open View

Yesterday’s Open View event, hosted by architects Tim Ronalds, saw the new Colyer-Fergusson Building come alive with music, visitors and guests, as musicians performed in all the available spaces throughout the building. Between 3-8pm, the entire place was abuzz with jazz, choral music, solo percussion and piano, acoustic guitar and string quartet music, an aural …

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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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Nov 08

In pictures: Music Scholars lunchtime concert in the new hall

So, it finally happened; yesterday saw the first public event in the new Colyer-Fergusson Hall, a lunchtime recital given by some of this year’s Music Scholars. An enthusiastic audience greeted the performers with terrific warmth – and how fitting that it should be the students, who after all are at the heart of the University’s …

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Nov 01

Hall-mark of excellence: Music Scholars lunchtime concert next week

Next week, Weds 7 November, sees the first lunchtime concert given by some of this year’s Music Scholars, accompanied by Yours Truly as we try out the new concert-hall. From Mozart to Sonny Rollins, several of the Scholars will be giving an informal lunchtime concert in the brand-new Colyer-Fergusson hall, in a programme that includes …

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Oct 30

Chorus of approval

Last night saw the last of the ‘first’ rehearsals in the new Colyer-Fergusson concert-hall, this time the turn of the University Chorus. There was a general air of wonderment as members came through the entrance lobby into the new hall, waiting to be seated on the new choral risers. First to be seated were the …

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