There’s more to see...
Come take a look at what else is here!

Gala Weekend: opening the Colyer-Fergusson Building

The formal Gala weekend of concerts to open the University of Kent's new Colyer-Fergusson music building.


Gala Weekend: opening the Colyer-Fergusson Building

  • 42 Pins

The University Chorus and Orchestra in Handel's Coronation Anthem, 'The King Shall Rejoice,' opening the Gala concert on Saturday evening.

Vice-Chancellor of the University, Dame Julia Goodfellow, in conversation with the Hon Jonathan Monckton, Chairman of the Colyer-Fergusson Charitable Trust.

Professor Keith Mander (l), Director of Music, Susan Wanless (centre) and the Hon Jonathan Monckton at the unveiling of the plaque, marking the formal opening of the new Colyer-Fergusson music building.

The University Concert Band performing James Rae's 'Platform One' in the afternoon.

Ian Swatman conducts the University Concert Band in the premiere of James Rae's 'Platform One.'

Former Music Society President, Chris Gray, at the Gala reception.

Guests watch an open rehearsal with the University Concert Band in the afternoon.

The plaque has been unveiled, and the Colyer-Fergusson music building is officially opened in the afternoon by the Honourable Jonathan Monckton, Chairman of the Colyer-Fergusson Charitable Trust.

Head Theatre Technician, Jake Taylor (right) explains the workings of the control-room to guests touring the new music building.

Percussionists in the Concert Band.

Ian Swatman conducting the University Concert Band in open rehearsal in the afternoon.

The Honourable Jonathan Monckton addresses the audience as he formally opens the Colyer-Fergusson music building.

A packed audience greets the Concert Band's premiere performance of James Rae's 'Platform One.'

Members of the University Concert Band performing in the afternoon.

Ian Swatman conducts the University Concert Band in the premiere of James Rae's 'Platform One.'

The University Concert Band performing in the afternoon.

The University Concert Band performing in the afternoon.

Members of the Music Society attending the evening reception.

The University Chamber Choir rehearsing for the Gala weekend.

Second-year harpist, soprano and Music Scholar Emma Murton plays in the foyer of the new building during the afternoon, as guests arrive for the first Gala weekend events. Image: Hannah Perrin.

Ladies of the University Chorus backstage before the first Gala concert, Saturday night.

Evening guests gather for the reception before the first of the Gala concerts.

Members of the University Chorus gather before the Gala concert.

Soloist and alumnus Piran Legg rehearses 'Carmina Burana' with the Chorus and Orchestra on Saturday morning, ahead of the first Gala concert.

Alumnus Miriam Townsend is clearly pleased to be back on the second day of the Gala weekend!