Helping To Celebrate A Magnificent Achievement – Hearbase

Helping To Celebrate A Magnificent Achievement

Rachel Podger

We’re supporting Canterbury Music Club as it celebrates its 80th anniversary – a remarkable achievement.

The club has lined up a truly stunning programme of concerts to mark the anniversary, with performances by some of the UK’s most celebrated musicians.

Even during Covid the club managed to hold live monthly concerts which were recorded by RVP Video and streamed live to a virtual audience.

Now, with Covid restrictions eased, the club has returned to the superb Collyer-Fergusson Hall at Kent University in Canterbury.

First class performers

The London Handel Players

This wonderful building, next to the Gulbenkian Theatre, is perfect for the type of chamber music concerts which the club arranges.

Our managing director Mark Scutchings said: “We are very happy to get involved once again in supporting Canterbury Music Club as it features first class performers.

“We try to support the arts locally and are also corporate sponsors of Canterbury Festival. We have also supported Deal Music and Arts and St Edmund’s School Summer Music Festival in Canterbury.”

Canterbury Music Club started during the Second World War. One of its first concerts, featuring a pianist, was accompanied by the sound of bombs dropping on the city.

All the concerts take place at the Collyer-Fergusson Hall at 3pm on a Sunday.

Fantastic season

Club chairman and concert secretary Prof Grenville Hancox said: “We have first class performers playing for us in a world class venue.

“We are very pleased Hearbase is on board supporting us again and the university has been very supportive as well. We’re really excited about our fantastic 80th anniversary season and are looking forward to our 100th anniversary!”

Some of the top-class musicians performing for the club include violinist Rachel Podger, the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, the Sacconi Quartet and clarinettist Mark Simpson.

The next concert is on Sunday, November 21 at 3pm and features Rachel Podger (violin) and Kristian Bezuidenhout (fortepiano). To see the full programme and to book tickets visit

The Choir of Clare College Cambridge