Haydn's Creation

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Haydn's Creation
Ely Cathedral

Haydn's oratorio 'The Creation' depicts and celebrates the creation of the world as described in the biblical Book of Genesis and in Paradise Lost. It is scored for soprano, tenor and bass soloists, chorus and orchestra. Celebrated soloists: Ruth Jenkins (soprano), Greg Tassell (tenor) and Andri Björn Róbertsson (bass) will be accompanied by the Ely Choral Society chorus and the Ely Festival Orchestra. The concert, conducted by Andrew Parnell, will be held in Ely Cathedral at 7:30 pm on Saturday 23rd March 2013. Tickets will be on sale from February 1st 2013 from Ely Cathedral Box Office.

St Mary Magdalene Church

St Mary Magdalene Church

The folk music concerts take place in the superb setting of St Mary Magdalene Church. The. . . more>>

Autumn Tones

Autumn Tones
Queens’ College Chapel, Cambridge

Autumn Tones

Saturday, November 10th, 2012 at 7:30pm

Queens’ College Chapel, Cambridge

Fairhaven Singers

Conductor Ralph Woodward

Allegri and MacMillan Miserere settings

Bach Komm, Jesu, komm

Poulenc Mass in G

£16, £7 (under-18s)

Tickets will be available on, by emailing, or by phoning 07711 384218

Music for a Summer’s Evening

Music for a Summer’s Evening
Queens’ College Chapel, Cambridge

A light-hearted summer evening of choral works.

Free strawberries and sparkling wine will be served on the banks of the Cam during the interval.

Tickets will be available on , from Cambridge Corn Exchange Box Office (tel. 01223 357851), or by emailing This concert always sells out, so do book early!

Full programme:

Bainton: To Music
Walton: Where does the uttered music go?
Piano solo – Mozart: Adagio in B minor
Mozart/Woodward: Daphne
Schubert: Glaube, Hoffnung und Liebe
Schubert/Woodward: Wanderers Nachtlied
Schubert: Schicksalslenker
Schubert: Der Vollmond strahlt
Will Todd: “A Song of Peace” & “Into the Stars” from Songs of Peace
arr. Woodward: Rodgers and Hammerstein In Love
Wilbye: Draw on, sweet night
Traditional/Woodward: Fidgety bairn
Whitacre: Sleep

Mozart and MacMillan

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Mozart and MacMillan
St John's College Chapel

The Fairhaven Singers, under inspirational conductor Ralph Woodward, team up with international superstar Emma Kirkby and the City of London Sinfonia for a selection of Mozart and Haydn sacred works, followed by James MacMillan's modern masterpiece, Seven Last Words from the Cross.

Queen Mary's Consort: Best of British

Queen Mary's Consort: Best of British
Trinity College Chapel

Drawing on the finest choral scholars from across the University, Queen Mary's Consort returns for an all-British programme:

Patrick Gowers - Viri Galilaei
Francis Grier - Three Devotions
Benjamin Britten - Hymn of St Columba
Gustav Holst - Nunc Dimittis
Oliver Rudland - Eventide
William Walton - The Twelve
Queen Mary's Consort
Simon Bland / John Challenger - Organ
Directed by Michael Waldron

Concert - Brahms 'German Requiem'

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Concert - Brahms 'German Requiem'
Emmanuel United Reformed Church

The Stapleford Singers together with the Orchestra and Choir of Great St. Mary's perform Brahms' 'German Requiem'. The programme also includes Pounds' 'The Martyrdom of Latimer' which was performed in Ely cathedral for the first time in October 2009, and Brahms' 'Tragic Overture'

Stapleford Sinfonia and Singers Family Christmas Concert

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Stapleford Sinfonia and Singers Family Christmas Concert
St Andrew's Church, Stapleford

Stapleford Sinfonia and Singers
Conductor: Adam Pounds

This year we offer a programme which includes music by
Bach, Monteverdi and Brahms,
plus Christmas Carols and instrumental music.

There will be opportunities for the audience to sing some familiar carols together with the choir.

To find out more about us visit our website:

American Connections

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American Connections
St Mary's Church, Saffron Walden

Cambridge Chorale (adult category finalists in BBC Radio 3 Choir of the Year 2008) return to the beautiful setting of St Mary’s Church, Saffron Walden, with a superb programme of American-themed choral works.

Leonard Bernstein’s intriguing transatlantic commission, Chichester Psalms, performed here in its chamber version of organ, harp and percussion, is set alongside Michael Tippett’s moving arrangements of African-American spirituals taken from his oratorio, A Child of Our Time. Further choral masterpieces featured include Samuel Barber’s exquisite Agnus Dei, and Water Night from the USA’s hottest contemporary composer, Eric Whitacre. Finally, five of the best-loved American folk songs – including Yankee Doodle and Shenandoah – are given an imaginative makeover, courtesy of English arranger Daryl Runswick.

Tickets are available from Cambridge Corn Exchange box office in person or on 01223 357851 and on the door. Groups of 5 or more contact for discounted bookings.

For more information about Cambridge Chorale and our conductor Julian Wilkins please visit our website

Collegium Laureatum - The Leipzig Connection

Collegium Laureatum Choir and Orchestra
Collegium Laureatum - The Leipzig Connection
West Road Concert Hall Cambridge

Collegium Laureatum
Conductor: Ian Cobb

"The Leipzig Connection"

Sebastian Knüpfer (1633-1676): Ach Herr, strafe mich nicht
Johann Schelle (1648-1701): Vom Himmel kam der Engel Schar
Johann Kuhnau (1660-1722): Wenn ihr fröhlich seid an euren Festen
Johann Kuhnau (1660-1722): Magnificat
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Magnificat

Soloists: Ruth Jenkins, Emma Walshe, Simon Ponsford, Julian Forbes, Thomas Faulkner


Some background information: The connection between the composers mentioned above is that they, at some point in their lives, became Kantors at the Thomaskirche in Leipzig until their death. Their work and lives share many of the same characteristics. They started their musical training at a young age and as in Kuhnau's and Schelle's case, received training from a teacher whose position they would later overtake. Even the administrative side of their lives shared similarities; Kuhnau as well as Bach had problems with their employer and were known for their difficult character. The pieces sung at this concert were all composed for important liturgical events of the year and will bring you an evening of 'sweetness & skilfulnes' (Knüpfer), 'understanding of composition' (Schelle), 'astonishing array of styles & forms' (Kuhnau), finishing with Bach, whose work excels all his predecessors.

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