Playing Up! Life with the University Orchestra

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It’s a busy year for the University Orchestra, as they prepare for the first of their annual concerts in December. With a terrific array of talented student and staff players, this year’s orchestra boasts twenty-two violins and eight cellos amongst its string section, cracking woodwind and a robust brass section.

Recently, four members of the Orchestra appeared in the Canterbury Festival Scholars’ Lunchtime Concert: Alice Godwin (flute), Sarah Davies and Kate Lumley (clarinets) and Chris Gray (tuba). You can read a review of the concert here.

The Orchestra’s December programme includes Dvorak and Verdi, and the Orchestra will be performingwith the Chorus in two of Verdi’s Four Sacred Pieces. Further details about the concert on the Concert Diary on-line here.

The Colyer-Fergusson Cathedral Concert in March is looking to be very exciting, with a programme that includes Stravinsky’s shimmering Firebird Suite.

Keep up with the life of the Orchestra here: and if you are a current or former player, send us your views: we’ll be featuring them in a column here.

Playing Up! Life with the University of Kent Orchestra.

About Daniel Harding

Head of Music Performance, University of Kent: pianist, accompanist and conductor: jazz enthusiast.
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