'Save the Festival' appeal - exciting news!
We are delighted to report that we have raised over three quarters of our appeal target to save the Festival! We have received a very generous loan which has enabled us to continue the appeal into the New Year. We are nearly there - but there is just over £8,000 still to raise - please help us to achieve our target by donating online via our Just Giving page or by sending a cheque to 8 Horn Lane, Linton, Cambridge, CB21 4HT. UK tax payers - please complete a Gift Aid form to send with postal donations, increasing your donation by 25%.
Further fund raising events are planned - details to be announced shortly. Thanks to the loan we have received we have made the decision to go ahead with next year's Festival which will take place between 17 July and 1 August.
Posted by Cambridge Summer Recitals on January 3 2015 at 5:30am
Cambridge Summer Music Festival Appeal
Tim Brown the Chairman of Cambridge Summer Music has launched a £35,000 Appeal to help save the city’s Summer Music Festival, one of the longest-standing and most successful in the UK.
The Appeal letter is being sent to 3,000 of the Festival's supporters. “We are asking for a donation of just £15 each. If everyone we contact pledges this small amount, the Festival’s future will be secured – though of course we welcome larger amounts.” said Mr Brown.
This year – despite a big increase in audience numbers and a Festival that was judged to have been a great artistic success – income is considerably down. The deficit is due in part to a substantial drop in both sponsorship and advertising revenue, putting the Festival in a very difficult financial position. The Trustees of Cambridge Summer Music, the charitable trust which runs the Festival, have launched the Appeal to ensure the survival of the Festival and its year-round programme of concerts.
Please support us via Just Giving by clicking on the link below. Donations may also be made by cheque made out to Cambridge Summer Music and sent to the address on our Contact page. UK tax payers can increase their donation by 25% by completing a Gift Aid form.
Posted by Cambridge Summer Recitals on October 12 2014 at 3:25pm
Cambridge Summer Music Festival 2014
This year's Cambridge Summer Music Festival ran from 18 July to 2 August with thousands of people enjoying nearly 40 concerts. View full details in the Festival Brochure here.
Highlights of the Festival, now in its 35th year, included a performance - fresh from the London Proms – of Bach's St John Passion in King's College Chapel by the Zurcher Sing-Akademie and Kammerorchester, conducted by Sir Roger Norrington with James Gilchrist as the Evangelist. The Festival Chorus, made up of over 100 singers from East Anglian choirs, stunned a packed King's Chapel with their rendering of Fauré's Requiem, conducted by John Rutter. Memorable chamber concerts were given by Tom Poster and the Aronowitz as well as Nicholas Daniel and his Haffner Ensemble. The Carducci Quartet provided an exquisite performance of Mozart's Clarinet Quintet with clarinettist Timothy Orpen. Meanwhile enthusiastic crowds enjoyed our open air Sounds Green concerts in the Botanic Garden, Music for Kids, Fitz Proms, lunchtime recitals, street music – and more.
Posted by Cambridge Summer Recitals on May 14 2014 at 2:15am
From just £2 a month you can have a share in our '200 club' and help support our work. You will be entered into a cash prize draw and 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. Congratulations to Carol Gardner who won the latest 200 Club quarterly draw.
Posted by Cambridge Summer Recitals on January 12 2013 at 3:38am