Summer Music Festival 2013: Booking open!
Booking is now open for the 2013 Cambridge Summer Music Festival, now in its 34th year. Full details of all events can be found on our Events pages or you can download the Festival brochure. Tickets can be booked online via the links on individual event pages or by phoning the Corn Exchange Box Office (01223 357851). There are also many events for which no tickets are required including our Sunday proms in the Fitzwilliam Museum; the Friday lunchtime concerts in St Edwards Church; lunchtime organ recitals; and the very popular Sounds Green concerts in Cambridge Botanic Garden.
The 2013 Festival runs from 20 July to 4 August and offers some tantalising delights. Hear Brahms’ Requiem and Monteverdi’s Vespers in the gothic glory of King’s College Cambridge. Breathe in the sounds of Scarlatti in the Fitzwilliam Museum’s sumptuous main gallery. Tap along to flamenco and marimba rhythms in the famous University Botanic Garden.
There are stunning individual performances from Tasmin Little, Martin Roscoe, Pascal Rogé and Mikhail Rudy; chamber music from the Aronowitz Ensemble, the Bridge String Quartet and Cellophony; folk music from the legendary Kathryn Tickell. Jazz events, a programme of Music for Kids, lunchtime concerts and open-air events complete a truly eclectic programme.
Download our press release about the Summer Festival.
Posted by Clare Gilmour on February 8 2013 at 6:58am
Join our 200 Club!
We are replacing our usual festival raffle with this popular fundraising idea, which will help to support the Festival throughout the year. From just £2 a month you'll be entered into a cash prize draw. Each quarter, you get the chance to win up to 40% of the proceeds from the 200 Club. The more people who join, the bigger and better the prizes you can win! To take part download and complete the 200 Club form. Forms will also be available at all our concerts.
Posted by Clare Gilmour on January 12 2013 at 3:38am
Launch of sustainability appeal
Securing the future of the Festival
Cambridge Summer Recitals (CSR), the charitable trust that runs the Cambridge Summer Music Festival, has launched a £150,000 Sustainability Appeal to secure the future of the Festival. The appeal aims to ensure that CSR can run its imaginative and high quality concerts, and education and outreach activities, well into the future.
We need urgent help from our concert goers, and all those who believe Cambridge would be poorer without the work we do. Many of you have children who have taken part in the hundreds of events we have promoted to encourage future generations of music lovers. To develop and flourish, as such a Festival should, we need an injection of funds and a reserve on which to build for the future. Juliet Abrahamson, Director
Posted by Clare Gilmour on December 15 2012 at 5:18am