Toi toi toi to all the cast and crew involved in the Music Theatre Society’s production of Parade, which is currently on at the Marlowe Studio Theatre; today is the double-whammy of matinee and evening performance, and here are the pit-band (well, wing-band might be more appropriate!) at the dress rehearsal yesterday, conducted by recent graduate, Michael Sosinski.
It’s Welcome Week; it’s Thursday; and that means only one thing; Freshers’ Fayre is in full swing!
Campus is a-thrum with activity as the various societies and organisations endeavour to entice new arrivals to the University; the Music Society is in evidence with a stall both in Colyer-Fergusson foyer as well as in Eliot marquee, together with the Music Theatre Society and RockSoc. Head along to find out more about what’s on offer; there’s even cake, sweets and assorted other goodies awaiting you…
The Music Society will also be in Colyer-Fergusson foyer tomorrow (Friday), and the Music Theatre Society will be performing on the foyer-stage at lunchtime. Come and get involved.
Our annual Summer Music Week festival to celebrate the end of another musical year at the University is now published online, with all the details of what’s coming up.
Running from Sunday 7 to Saturday 13 June, the week kicks off with a seaside visit to the Deal Bandstand with the Big Band; some of the singing Music Scholars will present a programme of Operatic Heroines in Love on Monday 8; the Lunchtime Concert on Tuesday 9 from some of this year’s Music Scholars, followed by the Music Awards ceremony; Wednesday sees the Concert and Big Bands coming together in the evening; Thursday features an informal lunchtime performance from the String Sinfonia; on Friday the Music Theatre Society performs on the foyer-stage at lunchtime, whilst in the evening we present our choral commission from composer Matthew King, poet Patricia Debney with projected photos by Phil Ward, performed by the Chamber and Cecilian Choirs; and the week comes to a festive conclusion with the Chorus, Orchestra and Chamber Choir on the Saturday afternoon, followed by cream teas on the lawn and many fond farewells.
Relive the memories of last year’s festival on our Pinterest board here: full details of all the events are published online here, or you can collect a brochure for the week’s events from Colyer-Fergusson soon.
Don’t forget to follow @UKCSummerMusicon Twitter in the build-up to and throughout the festival. Bring me sunshine…
The Colyer-Fergusson Hall is looking forward to welcoming this term’s Musical Theatre Showcase on Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 December.
Join a cast of around fifty talented performers as they promise to take you on a evening’s odyssey through a dazzling host of memorable songs, including pieces from Les Miserables, We Will Rock You and West Side Story in ‘Time After Time. The Society presents a sneak preview of some of the songs in a free lunchtime concert on the foyer-stage tomorrow (Weds) to whet your appetite for what’s in store.
Tickets for the showcase are a mere snip at £8 or £5 for students, and can be snapped up here. Meanwhile, here’s a teaser-trailer of the Society working hard in rehearsal…
Continuing the commemoration of the centenary of World War I, the Music Theatre and T:24 Drama Societies come together for a production of Oh, What A Lovely War! from 19th-21st November.
‘I’m particularly looking forward to seeing the new spin that UKC MTS and T24 Drama Society will bring to this classic production!’ enthuses Katharine Edmonds, Publicity Officer for the Music Theatre Society, almost beside herself with excitement about the project. ‘The collaboration between the two societies is very exciting in itself and I can’t wait for the song and dance numbers! People should come and see the show simply because it’s going to be a lot of fun, and if that’s not enough reason then it’s also extremely topical right now, it being the centenary of WW1. It’s a great opportunity to reconsider our history and get to experience a show that will make the audience feel just as involved in the action!’
The production comes to the Gulbenkian Theatre, tickets and further details can be found online here, and you can follow the production on Twitter @OWALW.
Live music on the foyer-stage began yesterday, as members of the University Music Theatre Society treated a lunchtime audience to songs from the shows.
After a brief welcome from this year’s Music Theatre Society President, Chloe Newton, the society launched into an array of solo and ensemble pieces, including Let The Sun Shine and The Colour Purple.
The new Music Society executive were also on hand to welcome freshers throughout the afternoon; they’ll all be at the Freshers’ Fair today (Friday), so make sure you go along and find out how to get involved in music-making at Kent this year.
Prepare to bathe in the flickering dance of the silver screen’s musical magic, as the Music Theatre Society presents its final showcase of the year on Monday 9 June.
A Night at the Movies will be bursting with songs from shows including Legally Blonde, Shrek, Sister Act, The Producers and others, and promises to be a all-singing-and-dancing finale to the Music Theatre Society’s epic year.
(Don’t forget you can also catch them on the Colyer-Fergusson Foyer stage later in the week, when they will present ‘Songs from the Shows’ at 1pm on Friday 13 June as part of Summer Music Week (more here).
Tickets for A Night At The Movies are £8/ concessions £6, available from the Gulbenkian Theatre Box Office here. Check out the Society’s event page on Facebook here. Prepare for movie magic…
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