Drama student Sophia Lyons wins Canterbury Festival Prize

Sophia Lyons
  "sophia lyons" by Daniel Harding.

Congratulations to Sophia Lyons, currently studying BA (Hons) Drama and Theatre, who has won this year’s Canterbury Festival Music Prize as part of Music at Kent‘s annual prize-giving.

The Canterbury Festival Music Prize is awarded to recognise a student’s outstanding contribution to extra-curricular music performance at the University of Kent. Sophia is co-winner of the award this year, with Tom Wust (Business and Management).

Sophia’s prize is given in recognition of her outstanding performance as Alice in Kent Music’s recent production of Alice in Wonderland: A Musical Dream Play. Sophia has also sang with University Chorus, Chamber Choir and Cecilian Choir, including the challenging role of singing the opening solo verse to launch the University Carol Service to a packed congregation in Canterbury Cathedral in December 2019. She also sang as part of the ‘Nonsense Quartet,’ a small vocal group singing a little-known suite of songs on the foyer-stage prior to the performance of Alice in Wonderland.

A round-up of the prize-giving ceremony, as well as a full list of winners, can be found on Music at Kent’s blog, here: https://blogs.kent.ac.uk/music-matters/2020/06/09/zoom-with-a-view-awards-ceremony-with-a-difference-to-recognise-outstanding-contributions-to-university-music/