Christopher’s background and interest in classical music means he is increasingly in demand for collaborative projects as narrator, reader and presenter for concerts and recitals. His concert appearances range from regular recital partnerships with the pianist Gamal Khamis and the Bridge String Quartet, to full scale orchestral and choral presentations and narrations.
NEVER SUCH INNOCENCE with Gamal Khamis, piano, 2016-18
The acclaimed narrative recital of words and music from the First World War seen in London and on tour nationally in the UK.
“An incredibly moving performance” Katie Derham, BBC Radio 3
The Voice of God in NOYE’S FLUDDE at ECC Theatre London, conducted by Lee Marchant, 2017
Conductor Lee Marchant’s production of Benjamin Britten’s Noye’s Fludde featured full orchestra and a cast of professional soloists, including actor Christopher Kent as the Voice of God, joined by a chorus of several hundred local school children.
THE COMPOSER IS DEAD with West London Sinfonia, conducted by Philip Hesketh, Ealing Music & Film Festival, 2019
Based on the children’s book by Lemony Snicket this highly entertaining work for Narrator and orchestra by US composer Nathaniel Stookey is a kind of musical whodunnit in which an Inspector is called in to solve the mystery of the composer’s death.
“Christopher Kent, the WLS and Philip Hesketh were all FABULOUS - thank you all so much for a wonderful event!” Ealing Music & Film Festival
MEMBRA JESU NOSTRI with the Orlando Chamber Choir, conducted by Will Dawes, 2016
London’s celebrated Orlando Choir decided to intersperse this rare performance of the exquisite cycle of renaissance cantatas by Dietrich Buxtehude with readings by Christopher Kent of secular poetry on related themes by writers including Philip Larkin, Simon Armitage, Emily Dickenson and others.
ON GLOUCESTERSHIRE with The Bridge Quartet, 2018
The Bridge String Quartet is an internationally famous chamber ensemble with a discography of over fifty recordings. As part of their preparations for recording a long-lost quartet by WW1 composer and poet Ivor Gurney they invited actor Christopher Kent to join them in concert to read selections of writings by and about Gurney and his childhood friend Herbert Howells .
MYTH, HOPE & TRAGEDY with River of Music, 2017
To commemorate the centenary of the Russian Revolution, piano trio Yoriko Wakabayashi, Michiko Gibbs and Simon Trentham were joined by actor Christopher Kent who read from writers including Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Svetlana Alexievich and John Reed