Cambridge Summer Music

Cambridge Summer Music Festival Appeal

Cambridge Summer Music has launched an appeal to help save the city’s Summer Music Festival, one of the longest-standing and most successful in the UK.

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 an appeal for £35,000 to ensure the survival of the Festival and its year-round programme of concerts.

The appeal 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 Tim Brown, Chair of the Trustees.

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Posted by Cambridge Summer Recitals on October 12 2014 at 3:25pm

Music in Quiet Places

Our Music in Quiet Places concerts continue with two exceptional and unusual groups: the delightful K’antu who will be playing at All Saints Church, Haslingfield on 25 October, and the Irish group Tir Eolas who will be coming to St Peter's Church, Duxford on 7 November – a big hit the last time they were here.

The final Music in Quiet Places concert takes place on 15 November in Sidney Sussex College Chapel, Cambridge, where the new organ is the ideal instrument for the recital by international trumpeter, Crispian Steele-Perkins and acclaimed organist Anne Page. We look forward to your company! Tickets on sale from the Corn Exchange Box Office, 01223 357851 or online via our Event pages.

View our Music in Quiet Places brochure.

Christmas Gala Concert

Booking is now open for our Christmas Gala Concert with the wonderful Prime Brass and the Cambridgeshire Festival Chorus.

Posted by Cambridge Summer Recitals on September 12 2014 at 3:14pm

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

200 Club

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

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