Skip to content

Category: Be My Guest

Guest posts and contributions.

A chicken sandwich, a shoe emergency and a conductor’s baton: a day in the life of Hannah Ost

Recently, first-year Music Performance Scholar, Hannah Ost, had the opportunity to work as Music Assistant to Andrew Lippa at the Royal Festival Hall; here, she reflects on the hectic pace of life, the need for the right shoes, and working on The Little Princess… A few months ago, I saw an…

Leave a Comment

Be My Guest: recent graduate and singer Dan Pargeter on choral life after Kent

Recent Classics graduate, Dan Pargeter, on musical life at Kent, and continuing choral life afterwards in a new barbershop group named after a former well-known rehearsal venue on the campus…   I have often wondered, just when exactly would it be my time to contribute to this space? And what would it…

Leave a Comment

You can’t take it with you. Wait, yes you can!

Over on the University’s Employability blog, the first of three articles I’ve guest-written about musicians, transferable skills, and employability. This first feature looks at the array of skills with which musicians are often equipped – sometimes without even realising…. (There’s even a reference to Hugh de Bonneville too…) Read the article here.

Leave a Comment

Be My Guest: Chris Gray reviews Benjamin Frith in concert

Be My Guest: an occasional series featuring guest posts and contributions. This week, Music Society President Chris Gray reviews yesterday’s lunchtime recital by Benjamin Frith. —- Frothy Frith: Pictures a plenty! During the ever popular Lunchtime Concert series, sponsored by Furley Page, I sat and listened to what was an…

Leave a Comment

Don’t Blake my heart: Kent alumnus back at the Gulbenkian

Last week, the all-male vocal group ‘Blake’ gigged at the University’s Gulbenkian Theatre, and featured one of Kent’s musical alumni in the line-up. Director of Music Susan Wanless sneaked into the back row to see how he’s getting on… —- One of the delights of being the Director of Music…

Leave a Comment

Season of mists and mellow Open Days…

Brochures: check. Leaflets: check. Laptop: check. Wireless connectivity: check (finally, thanks Sarah Y!). Scholarship information: check. But there’s something missing, something crucial. Oh wait: Revels! Check. Phew. Yes, it’s Open Day again, and the Director of Music and I are once again at the ‘Making Music at Kent’ stand, o’er-brimming…

Leave a Comment