Cambridge Summer Music

Booking opens for 2014 Festival highlights

Booking is now open for three very special concerts in this year's Summer Music Festival programme. Sir Roger Norrington will conduct Bach's St John's Passion in King's College Chapel on 27 July, with world-class soloists including James Gilchrist, Lucy Crowe Neal Davies and Lestyn Davies. Meanwhile pianist Joanna MacGregor will perform Bach's complete Goldberg Variations in Trinity College Chapel on 22 July. Booking has also opened for a family concert by the National Youth Music Theatre of The Ragged Child on 29 July. See our Event pages for further details. Tickets for these Summer events can be bought in person or by phone from Cambridge Corn Exchange box office (01223 357851) or online via the links above.

The 2014 Festival will mark the 100th Anniversary of the start of World War I, taking as its theme ‘brief lives’. Concerts will feature works by many composers and poets whose lives and talents were cut down by the ‘Great War’. Elgar’s elegaic Spirit of England, written during the War and dedicated ‘to the memory of our glorious men’, will be performed on the first Sunday of the Festival in the now well-established ‘Festival Chorus’ concert, when singers from all over East Anglia come together to perform in King’s Chapel under international choral conductor Tim Brown. Their programme also includes the beautiful Fauré’s Requiem.

Read full details of many more Festival concerts in the press release.

Posted by Cambridge Summer Recitals on March 31 2014 at 10:21am

Spring Concerts and Music in Quiet Places

Booking now open!

Booking is now open for our highly popular Spring Concerts and Music in Quiet Places series. The Spring Concerts present the highest-quality musical talent including Tom Poster, Bartholomew La Follette, Anne Page, David Ponsford and Jacqueline Ross - not forgetting two superb singers from the English Touring Opera.

Book for all these events online now from our Event Pages or from the Corn Exchange Box Office, phone 01223 357851.

Four villages - Girton, Comberton, Landbeach and Balsham - will play host to four groups of musicians of exceptional quality and variety in our MIQP series - delightful music in beautiful village churches near Cambridge.

Find full details in the Spring Concerts and Music in Quiet Places press release.

Posted by Cambridge Summer Recitals on March 21 2014 at 9:59am

Support music in Cambridge!

Please help us to continue to promote world-class music in Cambridge throughout the year. From just £2 a month you can have a share in our '200 club'. 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 our October and January 200 Club winners: Colin Tait and Mrs Gardner.

You can also support Cambridge Summer Recitals via our Sustainability Appeal and play your part in ensuring we are able to provide imaginative, high-quality concerts, and exciting education and outreach programmes, well into the future.

Posted by Cambridge Summer Recitals on January 12 2013 at 3:38am

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