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Princess Alexandra to attend charity concert

18 August 2009

Princess Alexandra will attend a reception and concert at Canterbury Christ Church University Chapel on Friday 2 October 2009.

The concert will be given by the Sacconi String Quartet who, together with members of the Shipton family, will play three string quintets. 


Kent-based, the Shiptons are keen musicians and great supporters of music within the county. Mr John Shipton, a former High Sheriff of Kent, has facilitated this concert in support of the University's St. Gregory’s Development Project.


The development project is a ground breaking initiative that will change the face of music in Kent through the creation of the county’s first ever purpose built centre for music, incorporating:


• a concert auditorium with the capacity for an audience of 350
• a suite of fully equipped rooms for teaching, workshops, and rehearsals
• flexible space for exhibitions and displays
• a music therapy practice and observation room
• landscaped gardens and sculpture park


The event is kindly sponsored by Möet Hennessey UK, Amber Designs, Colin Batts Removals and Tim Fellows Piano Technician.



Notes to Editor

This event is attendance by invite only.

Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury Christ Church University has, since its foundation by the Church of England as a teacher training college in 1962, developed a wide range of taught programmes, research and educational services.  It continues to be the largest centre of higher education in Kent for the major public services.

The University now has over 15,500 students based in five Faculties: Arts and Humanities, Business and Management, Education, Health and Social Care, Social and Applied Sciences.  Our 1,500 staff contribute to the University’s work at our five campuses: Canterbury, Broadstairs, Folkestone (in partnership with the Creative Foundation and the University of Greenwich), Medway (in partnership with the Universities of Greenwich and Kent with Mid-Kent College) and Tunbridge Wells.  In so doing we seek to sustain the University’s Mission:

‘Inspired by the University’s Church of England Foundation and the aspirations of its students and staff, our mission is to pursue excellence in academic and professional higher education thereby enriching both individuals and society.’

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