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    Cambridge International Piano Series

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    Cambridge International Piano Series
    West Road Concert Hall Cambridge

    Cambridge International Piano Series
    West Road Concert Hall, 11 West Road, Cambirdge CB3 9DP

    Wednesday, 16th November 2011 (7.30 p.m.)

    Australian virtuoso pianist Piers Lane will take us through the musical and chronological journey of Chopin’s waltzes, which will include some of his inimitable commentary. He will contrast this with the most warm-hearted of Schubert’s great late sonatas.

    CHOPIN Valses (complete)
    SCHUBERT Sonata in A major for Piano No.20 D.959

    Cambridge International Piano Series

    Cambridge International Piano Series
    West Road Concert Hall Cambridge

    Cambridge International Piano Series
    Artistic Director: Martin Roscoe

    Wednesday 12 October 2011 (7.30 p.m.)
    West Road Concert Hall, 11 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DP
    Martin Roscoe - Piano

    One of Britain's most celebrated and best-loved pianists, Martin Roscoe presents a programme where two of Beethoven's greatest popular sonatas frame the childhood-inspired miniatures of Schumann and Debussy.

    BEETHOVEN Sonata No.8 in C minor for Piano, Op.13 ('Pathétique')
    SCHUMANN Kinderszenen Op.15
    SCHUMANN Arabesque in C, Op.18
    DEBUSSY Arabesque No.1
    DEBUSSY Children's Corner Suite
    BEETHOVEN Sonata No.23 in F minor for Piano, Op.57 ('Appassionata')

    ‘ … [Roscoe’s] pacing, the expressive energy, the understanding of form, the tension, absolutely wonderful.’ – Rob Cowan, BBC Radio 3

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    Autumn Tones

    Autumn Tones
    Queens’ College Chapel, Cambridge

    Fairhaven Singers with Allegro
    Conducted by Ralph Woodward

    A programme including Aaron Copland’s In the beginning, and the premiere of a new work by Carl Rütti.

    Pablo Casals: O vos omnes
    Heitor Villa-Lobos: Ave Maria
    Anton Bruckner: Ave Maria
    Schubert: Psalm 23
    Charles Villiers Stanford: Double-Choir Magnificat
    Tomás Luis de Victoria: O vos omnes
    Victoria: Gaudent in caelis, Alma Redemptoris Mater
    Aaron Copland: In the beginning
    Carl Rütti: A Grace (premiere!)

    Gilbert and Sullivan's "HMS Pinafore" from Scratch

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    Gilbert and Sullivan's "HMS Pinafore" from Scratch
    Ely Cathedral Cambridge

    ‘H.M.S. Pinafore’ or ‘The Lass that Loved a Sailor’ is one of Gilbert and Sullivan’s best loved musical - theatre works, written over 130 years ago it continues to be one of their most enjoyable operettas and has achieved extraordinary popularity worldwide through wonderful tunes and highly comic situations.

    Now YOU can take part in a performance of this gloriously funny musical full of good natured humour that will be an evening of enjoyment for all the family.

    During the first half of the performance you, the audience, will learn the words and music of the chorus songs under the direction of Mr Ian McMillan accompanied by Ely Sinfonia under their Artistic Director Mr Steve Bingham. Words and music sheets are included in the ticket price.

    After the interval you will be joined by our company of distinguished soloists from the world of West-End Theatre and Opera to perform a slightly edited version of Gilbert and Sullivan’s comical masterpiece.

    To add to the fun of the event you are invited to come dressed in Victorian costume as a sailor or maiden, or whatever takes your fancy.

    We hope that many local choirs and musical societies will join us for the evening and a special ticket price is available to groups of 8 or more people with a £2 reduction on each ticket.

    The evening will end with a grand ‘Last Night of the Proms’ finale, with Union Jack flags supplied.

    Do not miss what promises to be a wonderful ending to the Eel Day Festival.

    P.S. If you do not wish to take part in the boisterous singing you are most welcome to just sit and enjoy Gilbert and Sullivan’s wonderful musical.

    Tickets £18, £12, £8, children £5, £2 off each ticket for groups of 8 or more available from Ely Cathedral Box 01353 660349 (Mon-Fri 11am-3pm) and ONLINE at

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