Cambridge Summer Music

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 programme, Fitz Proms, lunchtime recitals, street music – and more.

What's next?

We hope to bring you more wonderful music this autumn and next spring as part of our Music in Quiet Places series - as well as the 36th Festival next summer. However we need your help - more than ever before - if we are to continue to bring you concerts of this quality. Please see below for ways in which you can support us at this crucial time. And please sign up for our newsletter, via the link on the left, to keep in touch.

Posted by Cambridge Summer Recitals on May 14 2014 at 2:15am

Support music in Cambridge!

Please help us to continue to promote world-class music in Cambridge throughout the year. Every year the Festival needs to raise £200,000 in order to survive - with ticket sales achieving only half this amount. The remainder has to be raised from donations, sponsorship, fundraising and grants.

You can 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.

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 Carol Gardner who won the latest 200 Club quarterly draw.

Why not join the Friends of Cambridge Summer Music and enjoy priority booking, reserved seats for advanced bookings and special Friends' events - as well as providing vital support for the Festival.

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

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