The University’s 50th anniversary celebrations have coincided with the establishment of Kent’s first alumni choir.
Formed by alumnus Matt Bamford (Eliot 2010), who conducted the University’s Chamber Choir in 2013-2014, Invicta Voices is based in London and comprises University alumni who are all former Chamber Choir members.
‘The idea for an alumni choir first came about after discussions that many members of last year’s choir were graduating and moving to London and wanted to carry on singing together. Sue Wanless, Director of Music, had also ‘sown the seed’ earlier in the year by mentioning the idea of pulling together an alumni group of singers who were based in London’ explains Matt.
Invicta Voices meets bi-weekly, exploring a wide range of choral music from Byrd and Hassler right the way through to more contemporary music from Gjeilo and Whitacre.
The Choir will be officially launched at their inaugural concert on Friday 27 March at 8pm in the Colyer-Fergusson Hall, Canterbury Campus.
‘We are incredibly excited about our inaugural concert in March. The opportunity to return to Canterbury and sing in the fantastic Colyer-Fergusson Hall will be a very special occasion for all those involved, including those who fundraised for the Hall in the early stages but are yet to see the new building’ says Matt.
Tickets for the concert are free and available to all.
To find out more about Invicta Voices, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.