After wonderful 80th and 81st Seasons post-Covid explore what concerts we shall offer in 2023/24
Canterbury Music Club was established in 1941 to bring top quality musicians and music to the people of Canterbury in their darkest hour. This tradition continues to this day, when we welcome back some of the finest classical chamber muscicians in the country who have performed for us in the past three seasons such as the pianist Clare Hammond - along with some of the top new generation artists such as the Salomé String Quartet.
As one of the few music clubs who continued streaming live performances throughout Covid we shall maintain video recording throughout the new season, so both our Members and our wider audience can either live stream on the day, or watch recorded recitals for up to four weeks following each performance.
We continue as Guests of the Gulkbenkian Arts Centre at the University of Kent, with our full season held in the magnificient Colyer-Fergusson Hall with its beautiful acoustics. As previously all seats are unreserved, which allows audience members to select their preferred seats for individual concerts, while maintaining some measure of social distancing. We are delighted to partner with Canterbury Festival for our October concert, which features not only the London Handel Players but also two dancers who will dance to original choreographies of the period.
Membership for the season is available at a considerable discount over individual ticket prices. Added benefits include free parking on site and programmes (provided by courtesy of our sponsor Hearbase). 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.
All concerts for the 82nd Season will be at the Colyer-Fergusson Hall on Sunday afternoons at 3.00 pm commencing on Sunday 24th September 2023. We Look forward to meeting you for the first time, and to greeting old friends once again.
Finally Canterbury Music Club thanks all of our individual Patrons and our Sponsors for the season. Without everyone's support we should be unable to present such a high quality programme in such a wonderful venue.
We are delighted to be able to return to the magnificient Colyer Fergusson Hall at the University of Kent for our 81st 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, and the video recordings are available for four weeks following each concert. All tickets are on sale through the Gulbenkian Box Office and links are included for each concert.
Membership of Canterbury Music Club represents tremendous value for money. Membership this season is £120 for eight concerts, which includes free parking, free programmes (courtesy of Hearbase), free video links for streaming recitals live or recorded, interval refreshments, and frequent updates on performances. Membership is transferable should any member not be able to attend an individual concert in person. Cost of membership will reduce by £15.00 per concert missed as the season progresses. Do join a Club with like minded members who enjoy listening to live music.
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.
Grenville Hancox · Chairman & Concert Secretary
Ian Lane · Treasurer
Sian Napier · Media & Communications
Christopher Palmer - Concert Support
Antoinette Groom · Member
Alexis Yanchunis - Member