The slightly damp weather this morning will be lightened with the forecast of some sunny music-making this afternoon, as some of our Music Scholars give their annual lunchtime recital in this year’s Canterbury Festival.
After weeks of rehearsals, the Festival Club will come alive at 1pm to the music of Gershwin, Saint-Saens, Delibes, Granados and more, as some of the stars of tomorrow appear today. We’re in the process of gathering all the logistical equipment together as you read this: music stands, copies of the programme, posh frocks for the sopranos (of course!) and all the other paraphernalia that accompanies a public performance.
See you at the Festival Club on St. Alphege Lane at 1pm; admission is free – last year’s concert was packed out, so make sure you get there early!
Several of the University’s Music Scholars will take centre stage in a lunchtime recital on Friday 28 October, as part of this year’s Canterbury Festival.
Talented singers and instrumentalists on the Scholarship scheme will present a programme rich in variety at the Festival Club on St. Alphege Lane, including instrumental music by Gershwin, Saint-Saëns and Bach, and songs and duets by Granados, Puccini and Delibes, accompanied by the Deputy Director of Music, Dan Harding.
There’s the chance to enoy a rare pair of duetting tubas, some well-known soprano duets, a dazzling firecracker for flute by Chaminade, and more.
Come and enjoy the buzz of the Festival Club, and hear some of the University’s top musicians in fine form. The recital starts at 1pm; admission is free.
With the Canterbury Festival in full swing, the music department has a foothold in events both this week and next.
This Friday, our very own conductor of the University Concert and Big Bands, the light-fingered Ian Swatman, is appearing at the Festival Club, St. Alphege Lane, at 8.30pm as part of the exuberant and lively KD Jazz and Dance Orchestra. Alongside Ian are several of our visiting instrumental teachers: Peter Cook (sax), Steve Wassell (sousaphone) and Chris Hall (drums), whilst Kevin Dickon (trumpet) also guests with the University Big Band.
Featuring a foot-tapping programme of music including Dixieland jazz and the music of Michael Buble, this’ll have you dancing in the aisles! (If they permit it, he added hastily…).
Next week, some of the University’s young and talented Music Scholars appear in a lunchtime on Friday 28 October: more on that anon…