Tag Archive: Watch This Space

Dec 18

Wednesday: a festive musical finale to the term

The Colyer-Fergusson building rang to some festive music-making throughout yesterday afternoon, as various musical ensembles took it in turns to bid a festive farewell to the term. The foyer-stage hosted a seasonal ‘Watch This Space,’ in which the Flute Group made its debut in carols and the ‘Dance of the Swans’ from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake …

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Dec 19

Image Gallery: Big Band and the Man in Red

The University Big Band, with a little help from the Man in Red, brought the term to an ebullient conclusion yesterday evening, rounding off a day of seasonal music-making in the Colyer-Fergusson building. Lunchtime saw a festive ‘Watch This Space’ with music from the Chamber and Cecilian Choirs, Tutti Flutties, The Canterberries, the Dance Orchestra …

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Dec 16

The end is nearly in sight…

The University Chorus and Symphony Orchestra brought their term to a rousing conclusion on Saturday night in the Colyer-Fergusson hall. But the music doesn’t end there; this Wednesday, there’s a seasonal ‘Watch This Space‘ on the foyer-stage, with festive contributions from the Chamber and Cecilian Choirs, the Lost Consort, Tutti Flutties, The Canterberries and the …

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Nov 13

Watch This Space first gig: images

Photos from the first Watch This Space gig last month, with Dan Harding (piano), Gordon Wood (bass), Cory Adams (drums), Tim Pickering (sax) and special guest, the funky Chris Gray (tuba). Images: © Matt Wilson / University of Kent

Aug 30

New Autumn events now online

Drum-roll please….our new Autumn music events details are now online! Kicking off in October with the Marici Saxes, the Lunchtime Concert series also sees music from Covent Garden Voices and the KD Jazz and Dance Orchestra. The Brodsky Quartet returns with a concert celebrating the musical anniversaries of Wagner, Verdi and Britten, and there’s also …

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Feb 28

Watch This Space: the story so far

The ‘Watch This Space’ series of live gigs continued yesterday, with the Colosuss Quartet celebrating the music of (and played by) Dexter Gordon, on the occasion of what would have been the great man’s ninetieth birthday. Just published over on ‘Storify‘ is a look at the development of the series, from early sessions through to …

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Feb 08

Watch This Space: Sabiyha Rasheed on-stage

As I type, we’re listening to the second of this week’s ‘Watch This Space’ gigs, with some beautifully melancholic material from singer-songwriter, Sabiyha Rasheed. Croydon-based Sabiyha is reading English and American Literature with Creative Writing, but is active musically on the London gig-circuit, and has also appeared on CSRfm’s Lounge Session on Sundays. Keep an …

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Jan 25

All that jazz; Watch This Space launches

And as I type, the new Watch This Space series of informal gigs on the foyer stage is in full swing, with live jazz from the Colossus Quartet, including some if the Music Scholars. We’ve been treated to a rich mix of Sonny Rollins, Coltrane, Gillespie and styles from swing to bossa. There’ll be more …

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Jan 14

New year, new term: new What’s On

The new What’s On online diary of musical events has just gone live this morning, with details of all the musical events between now and July. From the grandeur of the Colyer-Fergusson Cathedral Concert to the intimacy of the Chamber Choir Crypt Concert, music embraces a range of events, including celebrations of Mozart and, in …

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