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University concert programme

15 January 2009

Canterbury Christ Church University will be holding a series of concerts throughout January and February that will include performances from its Music Department students.

The concerts will be held at the University’s St Gregory’s Centre for Music, North Holmes Road, Canterbury, and are all free of charge to the public unless stated otherwise.

The University’s Director of Music, Professor Grenville Hancox, said: “This series of concerts offers a wonderful opportunity to listen to fine music making by students, staff and friends of the department. Everyone is most welcome to attend.”

Canterbury Christ Church University’s concert programme

Wednesday 21 January
University Scratch Orchestra, 1pm

An Undergraduate improvising ensemble will play music by Cardew, Stockhausen, Ellington and themselves.

Wednesday 28 January
Showcase Concert, 1pm

Programme organised and performed by Performance Studies students.

Saturday 31 January
Viola Day, 9.30am - 6.30pm
Tickets: £15 (£7 students)

Ensemble playing recitals and masterclasses with Martin Outram, violist with the Maggini Quartet.

Wednesday 4 February
Paola Bottomley/Frances Knight Trio, 1pm

A fresh voice on the Jazz scene, Paola has already won a Yamaha jazz award and is studying at Trinity. The band will present a mix of originals and standards – from Ellington to Jobim and beyond.

Wednesday 11 February
Spock, 1pm

Sam Bailey  (piano), Liran Donin (bass) and Mark Holub (drums) play freewheeling jazz.  Featuring the University Scratch Orchestra.

Friday 13 February
Maggini Quartet, 7.30pm
Tickets: £12 (£6 students) OR 2 for £20 (2 for £10 students)

Haydn Opus 77 No 1, William Alwyn No 2 and Malcolm Arnold No 2

Wednesday 18th February
Showcase Concert, 1pm

Displaying student vocal and instrumental talent.

Saturday 21 February
Cathedral Concert, 7.30pm
Tickets: £12 (£6 students) OR 2 for £20 (2 for £10 students)

The University Orchestra and Choir Singers, Symphony Orchestra, Wind Orchestra, String Orchestra, Early Music Ensemble and Cantata Choir perform works including: Holst – The Planets, Whitacre – Sleep, and music by Saint-Saëns, Percy Grainger and Gottfried Finger.

Wednesday 25 February
Masters Concert, 1pm

Musical masterpieces showcased by Performance postgraduates.

For more information or to book tickets please contact Lucy Ross on 01227 782244 or email

Notes to Editor

Canterbury Christ Church University’s Music Department

The Music Department at Canterbury Christ Church University is widely acknowledged to be one of the most active centres for music-making and the study of music in South-East England.

Students get the opportunity to study a range of programmes from Access to Music, BA/ BMus to M. Phil. and Ph.D.

To study Music at Canterbury Christ Church University is to join a community of musicians performing, composing and researching music in a wide and diverse variety of styles. Music is at the very heart of the institution and is spilling over into the wider communities in Kent, the south-east region and mainland Europe. The Music Department welcomes students of all ages and it is proud of its achievements in teaching and learning, based on unswerving support shown to all who choose to study in this busy and dynamic department.

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Claire Draper
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