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St John's College Chapel

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    Mark Bebbington - piano

    Mark Bebbington - piano
    Fitzwilliam Museum

    Beethoven Sonata in C minor op. 13 (Pathétique)
    Sonata in F minor op. 57 (Appassionata)
    Ireland Three London Pieces
    Debussy La cathedrale engloutie, Feux d'artifice
    Liszt/Wagner Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde
    Liszt/Verdi Concert Paraphrase on Rigoletto

    Mark Bebbington contrasts two of Beethoven's best loved piano sonatas with gems of English and French musical impressionism, and rounds off his programme with colourful and virtuosic Liszt.

    'A truly remarkable pianist.'
    The Times.

    'Intrepidly communicative.'
    Gramophone Magazine Editor's Choice


    Jessica Ryckewaert - Fitzwilliam Promenade Concert

    Jessica Ryckewaert - Fitzwilliam Promenade Concert
    Fitzwilliam Museum

    Fitzwilliam Promenade Concert

    Jessica Ryckewaert vibraphone and marimba

    J.S.Bach Sonata in A minor
    Mozart 1st movement of the piano sonata in C major
    Dave Samuels Footpath
    Keiko Abe Variations on Japanese Children's Songs

    Jessica Ryckewaert, born in Belgium, has won prizes in piano and percussion in Brussels and in France, and has performed with many major orchestras. Her exciting playing has enthralled audiences.

    Brahm's Requiem - Stephen Cleobury conductor - Cambridge Summer Music Festival 2008

    Brahm's Requiem - Stephen Cleobury conductor - Cambridge Summer Music Festival 2008
    King's College Cambridge

    This performance brings together many members of choirs from Cambridge and the surrounding area, including members of Cambridge University Musical Society and Cambridge Philharmonic Choral Society, into a glorious ‘Festival Chorus' under the baton of King's College Chapel's Director of Music, Stephen Cleobury. 

    Stephen Cleobury conductor

    Miranda Keys soprano
    Richard Lloyd Morgan baritone
    The Cambridge Orchestra

    Johannes Brahms Variations on a Theme by Haydn (St Anthony Chorale) and Ein Deutsches Requiem, Op 45

    Brahms's Requiem, his greatest choral work, is deeply personal, moving and expresses great hope, using inspiration from the Lutheran Bible to produce music that sings of human compassion, in German rather than the usual Latin.


    Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

    Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain
    Cambridge Corn Exchange, The
    The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, seen and heard across the globe, is simultaneously provocative, entertaining and inspiring. Their shows combine music, humour and intelligence with silliness. Using a menagerie of voices and cheap instruments, the orchestra elicits emotion and thought in unexpected forms and successfully mixes highbrow with lowbrow to appeal to an astonishingly broad audience. Wherever The Ukulele Orchestra performs, from Never Mind The Buzzcock's Christmas Special, Jools Holland's Hootenanny, to Blue Peter, to the smallest pub in England, they bring a hilarious style of music virtuoso that is
    all their own.

    A concert by the Ukulele Orchestra is a funny, virtuosic, twanging, singing, awesome, foot-stomping obituary of rock ‘n' roll and melodious light entertainment featuring the ‘bonsai guitar' and a menagerie of voices in re-workings of rock ‘n' roll, punk, jazz classical music and toe-tapping oldies.

    'Perfectly polished professionalism, threaded through with dry wit and wry humour.'
    The Independent

    Nelson Mandela's 90th Birthday Celebrations

    Nelson Mandela's 90th Birthday Celebrations
    Multiple Venues
    A dinner/dance, also fundraising for Nelson Mandela's charity. BBQ, West Indian and SOuth African food on sale, Street STyle Dance, African drumming, poetry, local performances and games also from RADIO 209 on 105FM King Erruption Sound from the Lava show Skunk from Club Global plus an Afro-Brazilian band called P-Changa.
    If you would like to be involved please call:

    01223 457876

    Nelson Mandela's 90th Birthday Celebrations

    Nelson Mandela's 90th Birthday Celebrations
    Multiple Venues
    Come to Mandela House Regent Street, the new customer services centre, recently refurnished and named after the great man himself. Face painting, performances, badge making, refreshments. Traditional clothing encouraged!

    The Big Weekend on Parker's Piece

    The Big Weekend on Parker's Piece
    Multiple Venues

    To end the Big Weekend in style why not join us for a relaxing summer's afternoon featuring an eclectic mix of music from around the world.

    Headlining the main stage are the hugely popular OOJAMI with their acclaimed fusion of traditional Turkish music, UK beats and dazzling belly dancing. Also performing will be: reggae band T AND LA TOUCHE; the sounds of Spain with Latino blues group LAVA; the spirit of Africa fused with Carribean sounds from MONKFISH; Celtic rock from Scottish/Irish traditional band HEDGEPIG; COUP DE GRASS offering an exciting mix of Bluegrass and Folk and local funk band BIJOUMIYO. Compere: DJ Skunk

    The Dance Marquee also promises to offer a diverse programme celebrating dance forms from around the world. Why not come and join in the fun with a Tea Dance as well as dance workshops including: Indian Dance from The Shrishti Dance Company, Line Dancing and Flamenco Sevillianas.

    Sunday also features a bar marquee, and the ever-popular French Market, fairground rides, food stalls, sporting activities, local stalls, environmental organisations and charities.

    Access info: Parker's Piece is wheelchair accessible. Disabled toilets on site. Disable viewing area.

    Bus information:
    For Park & Ride please visit or call 01223 718167 for up to date information.
    If using the bus please use any route that goes to either Emmanuel Street or Drummer Street Bus Station. For bus information click on or phone Traveline on 0870 608 2 608.

    Parking information:
    Parking in Queen Anne Terrace or Grafton Centre Car Parks.
    We recommend the use of public transport.

    Love FIlm Love World Music

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    Love FIlm Love World Music
    Box Tree, The
    Favela Rising

    An inspirational documentary about Rio's favelas and the revolutionary vision of one man who against all odds rises to enhance his community.

    Through dance and music, former drug trafficker, Anderson Sa rallies local people, young and old, with his band Affroreggae, to stand up against the violent oppression of the drug armies and the police.

    "Rio's top hiphop band and a dynamic social movement...remarkable" The Independent


    Sing and Swim for Water Aid

    Sing and Swim for Water Aid
    Jesus Green Swimming Pool
    Come and relax at the pool, picnicking and swimming to mellow summer music and song from The East India Company, Tom Ling and Jon Betmead, Joseph Koutoua, Grandpa George and his Jumping Fleas Ukelele Band, singers and drummers from Milton Rd and Arbury Primary Schools, Good Vibrations Community Choir and Women of Note .

    Bring picnics, (no glass bottles please) pals, family, inflatable crocodiles, rugs, brollies (we'll be there rain or shine...) Synchronised swimming and joining in with the singing positively encouraged!

      All proceeds go to Water Aid, to provide clean water and hygienic sanitation

    To communities in Ghana and Malawi

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