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:
http://www.stclementscambridge.org/recitals.html,
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.


Saturday, 21 July 2018

Sun 22nd July: Choral Evensong - Patronal Festival, 5.30pm

This Sunday evening we will be holding a reflective choral evensong in celebration of our Patronal Festival this Sunday at St Clement's. The choir will be singing Canticles by Dyson, and anthems by Joubert, Harris and Bruckner; there will also be poetry by RS Thomas, and opportunities for silent prayer and reflection.

Our service begins at 5.30pm, and follows the traditional language of the Book of Common Prayer. We hope you are able to join us for this unique service.


Friday, 20 July 2018

Sat 21st July: Piano works of Debussy and Bowen (recital)

Please join us this Saturday for the final instalment of our current series of Lunchtime Recitals at St Clement's. We're delighted to welcome pianist Constance Chow, who will be performing a number of works by Claude Debussy and York Bowen.

As ever, our recital begins at 1pm, and entry is free, with a retiring collection taken to support the recital series, and contribute to the Organ Redevelopment Fund at St Clement's. All are welcome - we hope to see you there!


Friday, 13 July 2018

Taizé Eucharist: Fr 13th July

Do join us for the final Taizé service at St Clement's before the summer break. This week we will be celebrating a Taizé Eucharist, with readings and prayers focused on our society. The service begins at 8.30pm, and all are welcome to this peaceful service of readings, silent prayer, music and meditation. We hope to see you there.


Monday, 9 July 2018

Sat 14th June: Laura Rickard, Violin (recital)

This Saturday sees the return of Laura Rickard to our recital series, as she brings a programme of violin works to our recital series. Previously appearing with the Mila Piano Trio, and as a soloist with the St Clement's Players, she will be performing the Beethoven "Spring" Violin Sonata No. 5 and Franck's Violin Sonata in A major with pianist Ziteng Fan, also of the Mila Trio.

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


Friday, 29 June 2018

Sat 30th June: Byrd Mass for Four Voices (recital)

Do please join us on Saturday afternoon as the Orlando Singers make a welcome return to St Clement's. They will be performing Byrd's incredible Mass for Four Voices, alongside a number of motets and part songs by English and German composers. They will be directed by Brian Watkins.

The recital begins at 1pm, and as always, entry to the recital is free with a retiring collection taken to support the recital series, as well as raise funds for the ongoing Organ Redevelopment Fund at St Clement's. We hope to see you there!


Sunday, 24 June 2018

Choral Eucharist: Sun 24th July, 5.30pm

Please join us this evening at 5.30pm for a special Choral Eucharist, with readings, poetry and meditative silence to mark the Nativity of St John the Baptist. Our choir will be joined by The Orlando Singers, singing Vierne's great Messe Solennelle, as well as Gibbons' "This is the record of John".

All are warmly invited to this unique service, and we hope to see you there!


Monday, 18 June 2018

Sat 23rd June: Mozart and Haydn with the St Clement's Players (recital)

Join us this Saturday lunchtime as the St Clement's Players return to our recital series. With a slight change to previous announcements, they will be playing with soloists Laura Rickard (violin) and Clíona Ní Choileáin ('cello), performing a thrilling programme of Mozart and Haydn under the baton of Karol Jaworski.

The performance will begin at 1pm, and as ever, entry to the recital is free, with a retiring collection taken to support our performers and also to continue fundraising for our Organ Redevelopment Fund. More details of the programme can be found on our Facebook page, and we hope to see you there!


Friday, 15 June 2018

Taizé Service: Friday 15th June

Join us this Friday evening for a Taizé Service, with prayers and reflections on the Holy Spirit. Led by Ed Cearns, this simple, medative service contrasts meditative prayers and chanting, with readings and periods of silence - a perfect end to a busy day and long week.

Our service begins at 8.30pm, and we invite everyone to join us. We hope to see you there!


Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Sat 16th June: "A Russian Banquet" (recital)

We head across to Russia for this Saturday's recital, as mezzo-soprano Jessica Lawrence-Hares presents a showcase of song by famed Russian composers, including Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov and Rachmaninoff. Accompanied by Olga Elbourn on piano, this is a feast of exquisite music not to be missed!

As always, our recital begins at 1pm, with free entry for all. A retiring collection will be taken in support of the recital series, and also continuing to raise funds for our Organ Redevelopment Fund.
We hope you can join us there.

Jessica Lawrence-Hares and Olga Elbourn

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Sat 9th June: Baroque recorder trios (recital)

Join us this Saturday lunchtime as our Saturday Lunchtime Recital series continues. This week we're delighted to welcome a trio of players: Ellen Jameson, Francis Knights and Patrick Welche, who will be performing a selection of Recorder Trios by Baroque composers such as Telemann, Quantz, Mattheson and Fux.

The recital begins at 1pm, and we hope to see many of you there. As always, entrance is free for all, with a retiring collection taken to support the running of the recital series, and also to contribute to the Organ Redevelopment Fund at St Clement's.


Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Sat 2nd June: The Evolution of Tuba (recital)

We're pleased to be starting our next series of Lunchtime Recitals at St Clement's this Saturday, 2nd June! Michael Dawson will be joining us this week, with his eye-opening programme of The Evolution of Tuba. Michael will be showcasing some incredible works for this instrument, from across all periods of classical music, whilst also telling us more about how the Tuba has grown over the years to become the versatile instrument it is now!

The recital begins at 1pm, and as always there is free entry for all, with a retiring collection supporting the continuation of the series, and raising funds for Organ Redevelopment at St Clement's. We hope to see you there - check out our website for details of future recitals later this month too!


Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Fri 18th May; Taizé service in anticipation of Pentecost

Join us this Friday evening as we celebrate a Taizé Eucharist in anticipation of Pentecost. With the longer summer days, we start at the slightly later time of 8.30pm, with chants, prayers, readings and silence. All are welcome, and we hope to see you there.

Friday 18th May, 8.30pm
St Clement's Church, Bridge Street, Cambridge


Monday, 14 May 2018

Choral Compline: Tu 15th May, 9.30pm

Join us this Tuesday evening at St Clement's as the choir leads a choral service of Compline. This short, contemplative service mixes ancient plainsong chants with simple prayers and silence as a peaceful close to the day. The congregation is invited to join the choir in the chancel throughout, and all are welcome to attend.

9.30pm, Tuesday 15th May
St Clement's Church, Bridge Street, Cambridge


Thursday, 8 March 2018

Towards the Cross: Prayers, Readings and Music - Sun 11th March, 5.30pm

Join us this Sunday evening as we start looking towards Holy Week and the Passion. Towards the Cross is a service of prayers, readings, music and reflection, meditating on themes of Christ's love and sacrifice for our salvation.

The music will be led by the Choir of St Clement's, together with the Orlando Singers who will be joining us again for this service. Music will include motets by Duruflé, Bruckner and Purcell, with congregational hymns drawn from Bach chorales. Readings to include poetry by George Herbert, Veronica Zundel, Clive Sansom and Malcolm Guite.

The service begins at 5.30pm, lasting around 1 hour, and we hope you are able to join us. Refreshments will be provided after the service.


Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Taizé Healing Service: Friday 9th March at 7.30pm

Join us this Friday evening for our monthly Taizé service. This month we will be holding a healing service, with prayers and anointing, and the opportunity to pray with or for others during the service.

All our welcome, please do join us at 7.30pm for this quiet and meditative service.


Saturday, 3 March 2018

Sat 3rd Feb: Recital postponed

Due to the inclement weather, we regret to announce that today's recital of Baroque Music for Recorders has to be cancelled. We apologise for the short notice and any inconvenience caused.

We will of course be inviting our trio back at a later date, and hope to reschedule the recital for later this year, when hopefully there will be less disruptions from snow! Further details be posted on our website and social media in due course.


Thursday, 1 March 2018

Baroque recorder sonatas: Sat 3rd Mar at 1pm


Join us on Saturday for the final recital of this term’s series, as we welcome Patrick Welche, Ellen Jameson and Francis Knights as they play Baroque music for recorders by Quantz, Telemann and Fux. The recital begins at 1pm, and as always, entry is free with a retiring collection taken to support the recital series and raise money for our Organ Restoration Fund. All are welcome, and we hope to see you there!



Friday, 23 February 2018

Schumann and Shakespeare: Natasha Agarwal (Soprano), Sat 24th Feb at 1pm

Please join us this Saturday for the next instalment of our recital series this term. We are excited to welcome soprano Natasha Agarwal with a programme of Schumann's Frauenliebe und -leben, and a selection of pieces inspired by the spirit Ariel from Shakespeare's play The Tempest. With a number of prizes and successes to her name already, Natasha is currently pursuing Masters studies at the Royal Academy of Music where she is part of the prestigious RAM/Kohn Foundation Bach Cantata series. She will be accompanied by Chris Pountain on the piano.
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The recital starts at 1pm, and we hope to see you there. Entry is free as always, with a retiring collection taken which supports both the recital series, and the Organ Restoration Fund.


Thursday, 15 February 2018

Recital: Music from the Emerald Isle, Sat 17th Feb, 1pm

We're delighted to welcome back Jennifer Bastable (soprano) and Ian de Massini (pianist) back to St Clement's for this Saturday's recital. Jennifer and Ian will bring a programme entitled "Music from the Emerald Isle", showcasing Irish composers with a connection to Cambridge, and musical settings of Irish text and poetry, including a new song-cycle written by Ian!

The recital starts at 1pm, and as ever, entry is free with a retiring collection supporting the costs of the recital series and contributing to our organ restoration fund. All are welcome, and we hope to see you there!


Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Ash Wednesday Eucharist: 14th Feb at 7.30pm

Please join us this Wednesday evening as we mark the start of Lent with a Sung Eucharist and the Imposition of Ashes in a reflective, evening service.

For this service we will be welcoming Dr John Rawlinson, Chaplain at Churchill College, to celebrate and preach. Our regular choir will be joined by the singers of Inter Alios, led by Mark Gotham, with music to include Allegri's Miserere mei and Purcell's Remember not, Lord, our offences. Inter Alios sings regularly at The Chapel at Churchill, where St Clement's has been invited to sing on a number of occasions, so it is a pleasure to return the invitation this Ash Wednesday.

We hope you can join us for this service, all are welcome.


Friday, 9 February 2018

The Accorde Choir: Sat 10th Feb at 1pm

Thank you to all who came and supported our opening recital with the St Clement's Players last week! We're excited to welcome The Accorde Choir to our church this week, as they bring a programme of Music on the Theme of Love, ahead of Valentine's Day next week.

Conducted by Andrew Foxley, they will be singing unaccompanied part-songs, gospel choruses and light music in a short recital. The recital begins at 1pm, and entry is free to all, with a retiring collection taken in support of music at St Clement's, and contribution to the Organ Restoration Fund. We hope to see you there!


Friday, 2 February 2018

Candlemas at St Clement's

Join us at St Clement's this weekend as we celebrate the Feast of Candlemas.

Candlemas commemorates the ritual presentation of the 40-day old Jesus in the Temple and the ritual purification of his mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary.  Marking as it does the midpoint between the shortest day and the Spring equinox, it is also traditionally a festival of light when candles are blessed, as we remember the one whom the elderly Simeon in the Temple called 'the Light to lighten the Gentiles'.

Fri 2nd Feb, 7.30pm: Taizé-style Eucharist
Sun 4th Feb, 11am: Sung Eucharist (BCP)
Sun 4th Feb, 5.30pm: Choral Evensong (BCP)


Monday, 29 January 2018

Saturday Lunchtime Recitals start 3rd Feb at 1pm

We are pleased to kick off our first recital series of 2018 with the newly formed St Clement's Players, a chamber orchestra of local musicians and university students, rehearsing and playing at St Clement's. They will be performing a programme of Mozart and Haydn symphonies under the baton of Karol Jaworski, alongside the Sammartini Recorder Concerto, with the talented Cleo Loi as soloist. Full programme available at: https://www.facebook.com/events/393640111075748/.

All are welcome, Saturday 3rd February at 1pm, free entry with a retiring collection. Details of future recitals can be found on our website: http://www.stclementscambridge.org/recitals.html. We hope to see you there!


Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Taizé service: Friday 12th January, 7.30pm

We are looking forward to our first Taizé service of 2018 this Friday 12th January. We will be marking the Baptism of Christ, with prayers, readings and chants and a chance to reflect and remember our own Baptism as Christians. All are welcome, 7.30pm.