Friday, 19 October 2018

Sat 20th Oct: The Maestral Ensemble (recital)

Join us this Saturday lunchtime for the next installment of this term's recital series. This week we welcome The Maestral Ensemble. Their programme is entitled "Music from the Age of Exploration"; beginning in Spain before the Age of Exploration, they will bring the audience to trading centers in Italy and the Netherlands, where musical ideas flowed and changed, ending the journey in Peru. This concert features music from The Red Book of Montserrat, Isaac, Merula, and Bocanegra's Ritual Formulario.

As ever, entry to all our recitals is free, and a retiring collection will be taken to support the series and raise funds for our Organ Redevelopment Fund. The recital begins at 1.00pm, and we hope to see you there!

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Taizé Healing Service: Fr 19th Oct, 7.30pm

Join us on Friday evening for a Healing service for the Feast of St Luke. We begin at 7.30pm with prayers, reading, Taizé chants, and reflective silence as we ask for God's healing and compassion in our lives.

In the service there will be the option, for those who wish, to be anointed with oil as a sign of receiving God's forgiveness and healing touch in our lives. There will also be an opportunity for the laying on of hands in prayer, or for someone to pray with and for you or others. All are welcome, and we hope to see you there.

Saturday, 13 October 2018

Celebrating Creation: Sun 14th Oct, 5pm

Join us this Sunday evening for a reflective choral service: Celebrating Creation, in this Harvest season. Blending readings, poetry, choral music, and silent prayer, this should prove to be a very moving and powerful service.

The choir will be singing anthems by Haydn, Tavener, Ireland, Sumsion and Shepherd. Poetry by Clare, Hopkins and Wilkinson. All are welcome, and we hope to see you there!

Friday, 12 October 2018

Sat 13th Oct: Piano works by Chopin and Schubert (recital)

Please do join us this Saturday lunchtime for the next recital in this term's series. We're pleased to welcome pianist John Bryden, presenting a programme of Chopin and Schubert solo works, including Schubert's celebrated Drei Klavierstücke.

John is an experienced musician, performing on both piano and organ in major concert venues in the UK and European cathedrals. He has worked with some of the leading musicians of the last decades, including Jacqueline du Pré and Claudio Arrau, and recorded on a number of prominent labels.

The recital begins at 1pm, and as ever, entry to the recital is free for all. A retiring collection will be taken to support the recital series, and continue to raise funds for the Organ Redevelopment Fund at St Clement's. We hope to see you there!

Thursday, 4 October 2018

Sat 6th Oct: ClimateKeys with Paula Downes (soprano), Clare Bullimore (piano) and Dr Hugh Hunt

Please do join us for the first recital of our Autumn 2018 series!

Our opening recital takes a slightly unusual format, as we'll be joined with ClimateKeys, who are a global phenomenon that uses live music and concerts to encourage discussion and debate about climate change and solutions to global warming. Started in 2017, the movement has already seen dozens of performances and conversations across the world.

Our recital in Cambridge will include performances by Paula Downes and Clare Bullimore, with a selection of vocal and piano works by Andrew Downes. Dr Hugh Hunt (a Reader at Cambridge University Engineering Department and Fellow of Trinity College) will give a talk "Can we refreeze the Arctic" and kick off an audience discussion before we conclude the recital with a final work performed by Paula and Clare.

This promises to be a unique and engaging performance in the beautiful venue of St Clement's. We do hope you are able to join us! The recital begins at 1pm, with free entry to all as always. A retiring collection helps maintain the recital series, and raises funds for the Organ Redevelopment Fund at St Clement's. We look forward to seeing you there!

Friday, 21 September 2018

Lunchtime Recitals: Autumn 2018

We're pleased to announce that our series of Lunchtime Recitals at St Clement's begins in October, with another exciting programme of a wide range of performers and ensembles. This term introduces a number of new soloists making their debut at St Clement's, as well as a new early music group, The Maestral Ensemble.

The Erasmus Chamber Choir is back with an intimate programme of Renaissance music accompanied by the Cambridge University Consort of Viols, as is the Cambridge University Recorder Ensemble playing music from the Slavonic tradition. The St Clement's Players make two appearances, including an orchestral concert of Mozart and Schubert (with soloist Chloë Gamlin), and they round off this term's series with a performance of Part I of Handel's Messiah, with St Clement's Choir and friends.

Full details of the recitals can be found on our website:,
and we'll be posting about each recital on our website and social media on a weekly basis. All our recitals are free to attend, taking place on Saturday Lunchtimes at 1pm. A retiring collection is taken which contributes to the running costs of the recital series, and continues to raise money for our ongoing Organ Redevelopment Fund at St Clement's. We hope to see many of you there!

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Taizé Eucharist: Friday 14th September, 7.30pm

Our Taizé series restarts this week after our summer break. We hope you can join us on Friday evening for a Taizé-style Eucharist celebrating the Feast of the Cross. Our service begins at 7.30pm, with reflective prayers, readings, chants and silence. All are welcome, and we hope to see many of you there.

Please note: there is currently significant building work taking place in our church's south aisle. Entrance to St Clement's is only possible via the West doors directly facing onto Bridge Street.