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Lent Term 2017

Lunchtime Concert: CUTE & CUPE

1:10pm, Tuesday 28th February 2017
CU Trumpet Ensemble

CU Trumpet Ensemble

Tuesday 28 February
West Road Concert Hall
1.10pm

Cambridge University Trumpet Ensemble (CUTE)
Cambridge University Percussion Ensemble 
(CUPE)

Varied repertoire for trumpet quartet followed by an innovative programme for percussion ensemble. 
Free admission, with retiring collection


 

CUMS Concert Orchestra

8:00pm, Thursday 2nd March 2017
Toby Hession

Toby Hession

Thursday 2 March
West Road Concert Hall
8.00pm

Beethoven Coriolan Overture
Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme
Schubert Symphony No.6

CUMS Concert Orchestra
Toby Hession conductor
William Clark-Maxwell cello (CUMS Concerto Competition 2016 prize-winner)

Cambridge University Musical Society’s second symphony orchestra present their Lent Term concert, including Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme performed by William Clark-Maxwell, CUMS Concerto Competition 2016 prize-winner.

Tickets: £10
Concessions: £8
Students: £3
Book your tickets online here


 

Cambridge University Symphony Chorus: Nature's Beauty

7:30pm, Saturday 4th March 2017

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Steven Grahl

Steven Grahl

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday 4 March
Trinity College Chapel
7.30pm

Young Nature’s Beauty (world premiere)
Copland In the Beginning
Eric Whitacre Cloudburst
Maw ‘One Foot in Eden Still, I Stand’
Thierry Escaich ‘Choral’s Dream’
Copland A selection of songs from Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson
Schumann ‘Des Abends’ from Fantasiestücke op.12

Cambridge University Symphony Chorus
Cambridge University Percussion Ensemble
Steven Grahl conductor
Carris Jones mezzo-soprano
Leo Popplewell piano

Steven Grahl directs Cambridge University Symphony Chorus, Cambridge University Percussion Ensemble, Carris Jones and Leo Popplewell in an innovative programme of twentieth and twenty-first-century music celebrating the beauty of nature and the wonder of the creation. In addition to Eric Whitacre’s showstopping “Cloudburst”, the programme includes the World Premiere of a new work by Toby Young, specially commissioned by CUMS for this concert.

Tickets: £18
Students: £6
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This concert will be repeated on Sunday 19 March at 5pm in St Paul’s Church, Covent Garden, as part of the Brandenburg Choral Festival of London 2017 Spring Series. Please see here for more details.

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Peter Donohoe performs Shostakovich and Mozart

8:00pm, Saturday 4th March 2017
Peter Donohoe

Peter Donohoe

Saturday 4 March 2017
West Road Concert Hall
8.00pm

Mozart Symphony No.25, ‘Little G minor’
Shostakovich Piano Concerto No.2
Mozart Piano Concerto No.20, K466

Cambridge University Chamber Orchestra
Peter Donohoe piano/director

Cambridge University Chamber Orchestra are joined by internationally acclaimed pianist Peter Donohoe, who will direct concertos by Mozart and Shostakovich from the piano. The concert also features a conductorless Mozart symphony directed by CUCO’s leader, Aditya Chander. A real showcase of chamber music skills, this concert is not to be missed!

Tickets: £20, £14, £10
Concessions: £18, £12, £8
Students: £5
Book your tickets online here


 

Lunchtime Concert: The King's Men

1:10pm, Tuesday 7th March 2017
The King's Men

The King’s Men

Tuesday 7 March
West Road Concert Hall
1.10pm

The King’s Men

A concert of jazz and close harmony from the choral scholars of King’s College Choir. Free admission, with a retiring collection.


 

Cambridge University Wind Orchestra Schools Concert

1:00pm, Wednesday 8th March 2017

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Wednesday 8 March
West Road Concert Hall
1.00pm

Coates London Suite
Dan Price An American Tale
Geoffrey Gordon ROCKS! (UK Première)
Bernstein Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
arr. John Higgins Disney at the Movies

Cambridge University Wind Orchestra
Jack Bazalgette conductor

A varied and playful programme aimed at sparking the imagination of children whilst teaching them about music. Pieces will be displayed with a colourful projected presentation, as well as an exciting, interactive guide to geology based around the UK première of ROCKS! by Geoffrey Gordon (sponsored by Millers Music – www.millersmusic.co.uk)

Open to schools by invitation – if your school would like to attend please contact Matthew Kemp at mk775@cam.ac.uk.
The concert welcomes home-schooled children.

Ticket price
£3 per child
£5 per accompanying adult


 

Lunchtime Concert: Peter and the Wolf

1:10pm, Tuesday 14th March 2017

Tuesday 14 March
West Road Concert Hall
1.10pm

Hummel Adagio, Theme and Variations
Prokofiev Peter and the Wolf

Abelian Chamber Orchestra
Stella Hadjineophytou conductor
Tabitha Bardsley narrator

Free entry, with a retiring collection


 

King's Foundation Concert

5:30pm, Saturday 18th March 2017

Saturday 18 March
King’s College Chapel
5.30pm

Parry Blest pair of Sirens
Beethoven Triple Concerto for violin, cello and piano
Vaughan Williams Dona nobis pacem

King’s Choral Scholars, past and present
Cambridge University Chamber Orchestra
Stephen Cleobury conductor
Roderick Williams baritone

The Grier Trio:
Francis Grier piano
Savitri Grier violin
Indira Grier cello

Tickets: £40, £30, £22, £15
Students: £5

Booking will soon be available at the King’s College Visitor Centre and Box Office


 

CUMS Symphony Orchestra performs Elgar

8:00pm, Saturday 18th March 2017
Jamie Phillips

Jamie Phillips

Saturday 18 March
West Road Concert Hall
8.00pm

Shchedrin Concerto for Orchestra No.1, ‘Naughty Limericks’
R. Strauss Death and Transfiguration
Elgar Symphony No.2

CUMS Symphony Orchestra
Jamie Phillips conductor

For the final concert of Lent Term, CUMS Symphony Orchestra presents a bold and dramatic programme under the baton of Jamie Phillips.

Phillips is one of the most exciting and energetic young professional conductors of today, who has built a strong guest conducting profile including engagements with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the London Philharmonic Orchestra and many more. He was the youngest ever Assistant Conductor of the Hallé from 2012-15, and Associate Conductor for the 2015-16 Season. He has been described on Bachtrack as having “an uncommon ability to pick up a familiar piece by the scruff its neck and shake invigorating new life into it.”

Don’t miss this striking programme, ranging from Shchedrin’s virtuosic and witty ‘Naughty Limericks’, to Strauss’s evocative portrayal of an artist on his deathbed in ‘Death and Transfiguration’, and finishing with Elgar’s Symphony No.2, a gigantic work full of musical and emotional contrast. Tickets for the last two CUMS SO concerts have sold out, so be sure to book your ticket in advance!

Tickets: £20, £14, £10
Concessions: £18, £12, £8
Students: £5
Book your tickets online here


 

Easter Term 2017

Come & Sing: WA Mozart - Requiem

10:30am, Saturday 22nd April 2017

 

After last year’s successful St John Passion CU Symphony Chorus invites you to join us in a Choral Discovery Day based on Mozart’s Requiem on Saturday 22nd April at Emmanuel United Reformed Church in Central Cambridge.
Not keen on singing? Come and listen!

£20 (£15 CUMS members), £10 students, £5 audience

Join members of CU Symphony Chorus and conductor Mark Austin to spend a rewarding day working on Mozart’s sublime Requiem. The day offers a chance to improve your choral singing while exploring the extraordinary story behind this music, probably the most performed unfinished work ever.

Mozart’s pupil Sussmayr completed the score after Mozart’s death, allowing the Requiem to become one of the best-known choral works across Europe. Alongside rehearsal of Mozart’s Requiem we will sing and compare Sussmayr’s and Mozart’s settings of ‘Ave verum corpus’ side-by-side. This rare opportunity gives a fascinating insight into Mozart’s genius and Sussmayr’s attempt to match it.

Rising star conductor Mark Austin is Artistic Director of Faust Chamber Orchestra, with whom he performs regularly in venues including Kings Place and LSO St Luke’s. He works regularly with The Bach Choir and in the opera pit, and was awarded an International Opera Awards Bursary in 2017.

“Austin introduced the piece from the podium, and his affection for it was evident in the eloquent intensity of his conducting” (The Guardian)

The Bärenreiter edition will be available on the day. It is important that everyone uses this score. Please add it to the cart if you need one (included in the price).

Register and pay here:

CU Symphony Chorus: Come & Sing


 

 

And for those who are curious about the day, here is a timetable:

10.30                   Arrival, registration, tea and coffee
11.00                   Warm-up
11.15 – 12.45       Rehearsal
12.45 – 13.45      Lunch 
(bring your own or in town)
13.45 – 15.45      Rehearsal
15.45 – 16.15      Break (tea and coffee refreshments)
16.15 – 17.10      Performance

For further information, please contact Penny – fundraising.chorus@cums.org.uk

Emmanuel United Reformed Church: Trumpington St, Cambridge CB2 1RR


 

Lunchtime Concert: Salieri's Prima la musica e poi le parole

1:10am, Tuesday 2nd May 2017
Edward Reeve

Edward Reeve

Tuesday 2 May
West Road Concert Hall
1.10pm

Salieri Prima la musica e poi le parole
(opera in one act, concert performance)


The Empyrean Ensemble
Edward Reeve director

Free admission, with a retiring collection


 

Lunchtime Concert: Leo Popplewell & Stephanie Childress

1:10pm, Tuesday 9th May 2017
Leo Popplewell

Leo Popplewell

Tuesday 9 May
West Road Concert Hall
1.10pm

This year’s lunchtime concert series draws to a close with recitals from two outstanding young musicians: 2016 CUMS Concerto Competition Prize-Winners, Leo Popplewell (cello) and Stephanie Childress (violin). Free entry, with a retiring collection.


 

Beethoven Pastoral Symphony

8:00pm, Saturday 13th May 2017

Thomas Gould

Thomas Gould

Saturday 13 May
West Road Concert Hall
8.00pm

Joy Lisney New Work (CUMS Composition Competition 2016 joint-winner) (World Première)
Tippett Fantasia Concertante on a Theme of Corelli
Beethoven Symphony No.6, ‘The Pastoral’

Cambridge University Chamber Orchestra
Thomas Gould violin/director

Thomas Gould, Leader of Britten Sinfonia, directs CUCO as the orchestra’s guest leader. The concert features a world première of a new work by Joy Lisney, who was the joint winner of the CUMS 2016 Composition Competition. This is followed by Tippett’s Fantasia Concertante on a Theme of Corelli, a chamber work for strings which draws upon Baroque Concerto Grosso structures, and one of Beethoven’s most loved symphonies, ‘The Pastoral’.

Tickets: £20, £14, £10
Concessions: £18, £12, £8
Students: £5
Book your tickets online here


 

CUMS Concert Orchestra and Cambridge University Wind Orchestra

8:00pm, Thursday 18th May 2017
Toby Hession

Toby Hession

Jack Bazalgette

Jack Bazalgette

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday 18 May
West Road Concert Hall
8.00pm

Adam Gorb Yiddish Dances
Bernstein Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Ravel Pavane pour une infante défunte
Sibelius Karelia Suite

CUMS Concert Orchestra
Cambridge University Wind Orchestra
Jack Bazalgette, Toby Hession conductors

Cambridge University Wind Orchestra and CUMS Concert Orchestra join forces for their final concert of the 2016-17 season.

Tickets: £10
Concessions: £8
Students: £3
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May Week Concert with Sir Roger Norrington

8:00pm, Saturday 17th June 2017
Sir Roger Norrington

Sir Roger Norrington

Saturday 17 June
King’s College Chapel
8.00pm

J.S. Bach Mass in B minor

CUMS Symphony Orchestra
CUMS Symphony Chorus

Sir Roger Norrington conductor
Elin Manahan Thomas soprano
Ciara Hendrick mezzo
Nicholas Scott tenor
Tristan Hambleton bass
Joseph Fort chorus master

Tickets: £35, £30, £20, £10, £6
Students £31, £26, £16, £6, £3 or £5 on the door, subject to availability

Book your tickets online here


 
 
Cambridge University Musical Society
West Road Concert Hall
11 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DP
Principal Guest Conductor
Sir Roger Norrington CBE
Principal Conductor CUMS Chorus
Stephen Cleobury CBE
Principal Guest Conductor Cambridge University Chamber Orchestra
Peter Stark
Directors CU Chamber Choir
Martin Ennis and David Lowe