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Mr Christopher Price

Member of the Department of Music

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Biography

Chris Price is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Music and Performing Arts, and is Programme Director of the degree programmes in Church Music and of the inter-disciplinary BA Creative Arts. He also pursues a lively career as a professional musician; his work as a Tenor Lay Clerk in the Cathedral Choir at Canterbury has included recordings, BBC radio and TV broadcasts, and international tours, notably to the USA, Holland, Italy and Norway. In addition to this, he undertakes regular professional work as singer and conductor in the area. 

His work on the Canterbury Catch Club has resulted in a number of illustrated lectures and concert performances locally; a book of music transcribed and edited from the Cathedral Archives collections with accompanying CD; an essay for EUP; and Conference papers as delegate and keynote speaker at home and abroad in Italy, Russia, China and Hong Kong.

Research Interests

  • The archives of the Canterbury Catch Club
  • The iconography of 18th- and 19th-century music
  • The music of Canterbury-based composer Alan Ridout
  • The music of the English Reformation
  • The songs of English humourists such as Flanders and Swann, Noel Coward, Jake Thackery and Richard Stilgoe

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