The Performers

Michael Mathers studied Forestry at Aberdeen University and still works in the Scottish forests advising on the best ways of felling trees. Music has always been his hobby, particularly performing popular songs.

John Hursey was an Exhibitioner at the Royal College of Music and at St Catharine’s College Cambridge. He came to Canterbury to become Head of Adult Education. Alongside he taught solo piano at CCCU for 30 years.


  • Nick Drake - Saturday Sun
  • Francis Poulenc - Movement Perpetual
  • Ludvig van Beethoven - Introduction to Pathetique Sonata
  • The Kinks - Oh Where Oh Where Is Love?
  • Stanley Myers - Cavatina
  • Simon and Garfunkel - I am a Rock
  • The Beatles - Nowhere Man
  • Frédéric Chopin - Prelude in E minor
  • Enrique Grenados - The Lady and the Nightingale (finale)
  • Frédéric Chopin - Etude in E Op 10
  • Franz Schubert - Impromptu in G flat
  • The Beatles - The Long and Winding Road
  • Frédéric Chopin - Nocturne in E flat
  • Nick Drake - Northern Sky
  • Harold Arlen with lyrics by Yip Harburg - Somewhere over the Rainbow

Event Information

All our lunchtime events begin at 1pm and are free entry, but space is limited, so please book in advance to avoid disappointment. Children aged five and over are welcome if accompanied by a responsible adult.

All the concerts feature introductory ‘listening guides’ prepared by the performers and will be followed by a brief opportunity to discuss the work afterwards.

When you book you have the option to pay a £3, £5 or £10 donation to the Student Scholarship Fund, which exists to support those students who would like to take advantage of an opportunity to extend and enrich their studies in some way but lack the resources. For example, the Fund would support the study of a second instrument (or voice); a masterclass off-campus; a summer school residency; or the purchase of specialist equipment or software.

Venues are either St Gregory’s Centre for Music or Anselm Studio 1, both on our North Holmes Road campus. Our campus car parks are reserved for staff permit holders only.

Dates and times

This event finished on 20 October 2022.

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