Published: 4 May 2010 at 15:44
Students showcase outstanding music and theatre skills
Anglia Ruskin University’s Music and Performing Arts students celebrate the end of the academic year with a series of assessed recitals and drama production which form the core of their annual Festival Week. The Festival, which runs from June 1 to June 4, showcases the students’ artistic talents in a diverse programme that includes world music, popular and jazz music, classical recitals and a double bill of devised theatre.
The week includes performances by Anglia Ruskin Chorus and Chamber Choir (Tuesday 1 June at 2.30 pm), Anglia Ruskin Gamelan Group (Tuesday 1 June at 5 pm), celebrated cellist Katarina Majcen (Tuesday 1 June at 8pm) and Anglia Ruskin Jazz Voices (Thursday 3 June at 8 pm) plus a range of solo and chamber music recitals throughout the day and evening.
In addition, during the following week Anglia Contemporary Theatre, which features the department’s graduating drama students, present a double-bill of devised theatre at The Junction, Clifton Road. The shows, Sackgasse and Return to Sender will both be performed each evening on Wednesday 9 June and Thursday 10 June (8 pm).
Anglia Ruskin’s Festival Week director Alan Rochford says this year’s event promises to be the best ever. He adds: