Canterbury Music Club was established in 1941 to bring top quality muscicians and music to the people of Canterbury in their darkest hour. This tradition continues to this day, when we are holding a celebratory 80th Anniversary Season with some of the finest classical chamber muscicians in the country together with a special Christmas choral concert with the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge under the direction of Graham Ross.
Music-making must continue as one of the defence mechanisms during this pandemic and Canterbury Music Club is proud to be maintaining its commitment to keeping music alive and to be supporting musicians whose livelihood has been threatened since March 2020.
For this 80th Season we are able to return to the magnificient Colyer-Fergusson Hall with its beautiful acoustics at the University of Kent with a full programme of chamber music. For at least the first half of the season informal social distancing will be observed. We shall make use of all possible seating - in the stalls, on the level (floor), the balconies and also in the choir stalls (apart from December's choral concert). However we shall restrict the number of seats sold to 60 percent of the total capacity (80 percent for the choral concert). With all seats being unreserved, this should allow members of the audience to sit as close or as far apart as they wish. In addition to bring such quality music to the homes of people who are still shielding, and to reach a far larger audience than seating allows, we shall be working with RVP Video so that all recitals will be streamed on the advertised day and time. They will also be recorded in high definition for viewing during the following month - subject to performers' permission.
Membership for the season is available at a considerable discount over individual ticket prices, and gives priority booking for both autumn and spring concerts. As a Club we are most grateful to the CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust for membership of the CAVATINA Free Ticket Scheme which allows us to offer tickets for both live attendance and livestreaming free to students and young people age 25 and under.
Further details of the season's membership and access to individual recitals for live attendance or livestreaming through ticketing by the Gulbenkian Box Office can be found on the site, using the links above or below. The quality of sound and vision of livestreamed concerts is superb, as experienced during last year's season of concerts from St Eanswythe's Church in Folkestone.
All concerts for the eightieth season of recitals will be at the Colyer-Fergusson Hall on Sunday afternoons at 3.00 pm, commencing on Sunday 26th September 2021. We Look forward to meeting you for the first time, and to greeting old friends once again.
Finally Canterbury Music Club thanks our Sponsors for the season as well as our individual Patrons. Without their support we should be unable to present such a high quality programme.
We are delighted to be able to return to the magnificient Colyer Fergusson Hall at the University of Kent for our 80th Anniversary Season. We shall make use of seats in the stalls, on the floor and on the choir stalls when possible. All concerts will also be lived streamed for those still self-isolating and to reach a wider audience. All tickets are on sale through the Gulbenkian Box Office and links are included for each concert.
Although tickets to individual concerts are available, membership of Canterbury Music Club represents tremendous value for money. Members receive priority seat booking, a free live stream for each concert, while tickets for live attendance are transferable should any member not be able to attend in person.
Whilst becoming a Member of the club is the cheapest way to attend every concert in the season, tickets for individual concerts are also available.
Tickets at reduced prices are also available for streaming concerts either live or for one month following each concert (subject to performers' permission).
Students and young people aged 25 and under are eligible for free tickets through the CAVATINA Free Ticket Scheme - for live attendance and for streaming of all concerts.