on Saturday 21 April at St Paul’s Church, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 1JP

Continuing its ever-popular Come and Sing series, CU Symphony Chorus invites you to a choral workshop on Brahms Requiem (sung in German).

Join us to spend an absorbing day working on the Requiem by Brahms: one of the most sublime of German romantic choral pieces. Written as a German secular work, it includes the exquisite soprano solo “Ye now have sorrow” written in memory of Brahms’ adored mother.

Not keen on singing? Come and listen at 16.15

Chorus Director, BBC Symphony Chorus

Recently appointed to his prestigious position at the BBC, Neil Ferris is one of the chorus masters most sought-after by leading symphonic choruses. He has prepared choirs for internationally-acclaimed conductors including Valery Gergiev, Bernard Haitink, Marin Alsop and David Hill.

“I can say truly that for me, you have produced some of the most exciting singing I have ever experienced and I am most grateful to you.” Birmingham Bach Choir member

The Peters edition in German will be available on the day. It is important that everyone uses this score. Please indicate below if you need one (included in the price).

Prices: £20 (£15 CUSC members), £10 students (£5 CUSC student members), £5 audience

Please order separately for each individual:

Ticket type
Voice Part
Music hire
First name

Here is the timetable for the day:

10.30– 11.00 Registration, tea and coffee
11.00 – 12.45 Rehearsal
12.45 – 13.45 Lunch 
(bring your own or in town)
13.45 – 15.45 Rehearsal
15.45 – 16.15 Tea and coffee
16.15 – 17.30 Performance

For further information, please contact 


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Cambridge University Musical Society
West Road Concert Hall
11 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DP
Principal Guest Conductor
Sir Roger Norrington CBE
CUMS Conductor Laureate
Stephen Cleobury CBE
Director, Cambridge University Chamber Choir
Martin Ennis
Artistic Advisor
Sian Edwards
Associate Directors, Cambridge University Chamber Choir
David Lowe, Nicholas Mulroy