Lunchtime concert series at the University of Kent promises to banish the autumn blues

24th September 2019

The University of Kent’s Lunchtime Concert series resumes this autumn, offering an exciting range of musical performances that are once again sponsored by Canterbury law firm Furley Page.

The autumn concert programme kicks off on Wednesday 9 October with a performance by the Mēla Guitar Quartet. Since being International Guitar Foundation young artists in 2015, these four exceptional guitarists have gone on to release a CD of the guitar chamber works of Stephen Dodgson and are Park Lane Group young artists for the 2018/19 season.

On Wednesday 13 November, eight string players from The Preston Ensemble, a group of talented musicians from across the South East, will perform Felix Mendelssohn’s legendary Octet, once described by renowned music critic Conrad Wilson as “one of the miracles of nineteenth century music.”

The Autumn lunchtime concert series rounds off on 4 December with a visit from Canterbury Cathedral’s Boys Choristers for a special concert of music from a wide repertoire, including many surprises and some seasonal pieces. Directed by Dr David Flood, these talented singers are certain to put the audience in a festive mood for Christmas.

Peter Hawkes, Senior Partner at Furley Page, said: “Furley Page is delighted to support The University of Kent by once again sponsoring this year’s concert programme. The lunchtime concert series never fails to delight audiences with a wonderful repertoire of music and this year’s line-up is no exception.”

The lunchtime concerts will take place in the Colyer-Fergusson Hall at 1.10pm and admission is free, with a suggested donation of £3. For more information, visit

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