The University of Kent’s Musical Theatre Society is back in action this weekend, celebrating theatre’s most iconic duets with songs from shows such as Wicked, Les Miserables and Mamma Mia in ‘Do A Little Duet With Me’ in Colyer-Fergusson Hall.
A strong cast features some talented performers in well-known musical twosomes. Showtimes are Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 December at 7.30pm; student tickets are a mere snip at £5, available online here; come along and enjoy a trip back in time, and see their teaser-trailers over on Facebook here.
The termly Lunchtime Concert Series opens next month with a recital of Baroque recorder music by Naomi Okuda Wooderson, and a musical aperitif from our ensemble-in-residence, CantiaQuorum, of music by Saint-Saens, Stravinsky and Torelli prior to their evening concert; we launch our December seasonal music with A Baroque Christmas, including movements from Handel’s Messiah and Vivaldi’s Winter from the Cecilian Choir, String Sinfonia and soloists; the Christmas theme continues with a rare performance of Vaughan Williams’ The First Nowell by the Chorus and Orchestra, together with works by Sibelius and Shostokovich, and the term is rounded out with the now-customary Christmas Swing-along from the Big Band. There’s also an antidote to wintry blues from Kasai Masai as they bring the infectious rhythms and melodies of Congolese music for the final Lunchtime Concert, and the Musical Theatre Society will be inviting you to ‘Do a Little Duet’ with them too.
We welcome a host of visiting ensembles and musicians to Colyer-Fergusson throughout the term, including Trevor Pinnock as he brings Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, and there are two events as part of this year’s Canterbury Festival; find out about all these and more online here– printed brochures will be arriving around the start of the term. Find out what’s in store…
Next week is the penultimate week of term, and the events are starting to come thick and fast;
Weds 10 Dec, 1.10pm; the Musical Theatre Society presents a lunchtime of carol-singing on the foyer-stage – admission is free
Thurs 11 Dec, Studio 3 Gallery, Jarman Building, 1pm; the Cecilian Choir presents a festive lunchtime of carols amidst the current exhibition in Studio 3 Gallery over in the School of Arts’ Jarman Building, followed by refreshments; the event is free, details on Facebook here
Saturday 13 Dec, 7.30pm; the University Chorus and Orchestra will be joined by musical alumni in the end of term concert featuring music by Mozart and Beethoven.
And there’s more to come the following week as well; see everything that’s to come on our What’s On page here.
A rousing rendition of Do You Hear The People Sing ? brought the Musical Theatre Society’s lunchtime foyer gig to an energetic completion earlier today.
Led with spirit by this year’s Music Director, second-year Joe Prescott, the Society entertained listeners with a small selection of songs which will feature in their showcase, Time After Time, on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 December.
Details about the showcase and tickets online here.
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