Friday, 12 July 2019

Sat 13th July: Beethoven and Penderecki with the Mitchison Ensemble (recital)

Please do join us this Saturday for the final recital of this term's series, as we're delighted to welcome back the Mitchison Ensemble to St Clement's. They will be performing two chamber works: Penderecki's Clarinet Quartet, alongside Beethoven's String Trio in G minor (Op. 9).

The recital begins at 1.00pm, and as ever entry to the recitals is free, with a retiring collection taken to support our performers, as well as to contribute to the ongoing Organ Redevelopment Fund. We hope to see you there!


Saturday, 6 July 2019

"Death and beyond" - a contemplative choral service, Sunday 7th July, 5.00pm.

This Sunday afternoon we welcome you to our final contemplative choral service of the term. This month we are exploring "Death and beyond", with readings, poetry and choral music on death, resurrection and life eternal. The choir will be singing anthems from Parry's Songs of Farewell, alongside motets by Bruckner and Tavener. Poetry will include pieces by Vaughan, Rossetti and Waller.

The service begins at 5.00pm, and all are welcome. We hope to see you there!


RECITAL POSTPONED: Sat 6th July

It is with sincere regret we announce that today's Lunchtime Recital at St Clement's will not take place due to unforeseen circumstances this weekend. Apologies to all who were looking forward to today's recital by soprano Kristi Bryson. We will be rescheduling her performance to a future recital series.

Next week's recital by the Mitchison Ensemble will still be taking place, and we hope you are able to join us for that.


Thursday, 4 July 2019

Taizé service for feast of St Thomas: Fri 5th July, 8.30pm

We invite you to join us this Friday evening for a peaceful, candlelit Taizé service, marking the feast of St Thomas which falls this week. There will be prayers, readings, chants and silence on themes of faith, belief and resurrection. Please note our slightly later summer starting time of 8.30pm, and as ever, all are welcome and we hope to see you there!


Monday, 1 July 2019

Sat 6th July: "Il pleure dans mon Coeur" - Kristi Bryson, soprano (recital)

We're delighted to welcome soprano Kristi Bryson to our recital series this Saturday. A prize winner from the Royal College of Music, she has performed on opera and concert stages in the UK and North America. She will be performing a cycle of art song and arias entitled "Il pleure dans mon Coeur", featuring works by Debussy, R. Strauss, Barber and Donizetti. She will be accompanied by pianist Adam McDonagh.

The recital begins at 1.00pm, and as ever entry to the recitals is free, with a retiring collection taken to support our performers, as well as to contribute to the ongoing Organ Redevelopment Fund. We hope to see you there!


Friday, 28 June 2019

Sat 29th June: Music for a summer's lunchtime, the Orlando Singers (recital)

We invite you to join our recital this week, where we're pleased to welcome back the Orlando Singers to St Clement's. Directed by Brian Watkins, they will be performing a selection of choral music ranging from well-known Elgar part songs and Palestrina motets, paired with some rarely performed and exquisite Renaissance madrigals and folk songs from Spain.

The recital begins at 1.00pm, and as ever entry to the recitals is free, with a retiring collection taken to support our performers, as well as to contribute to the ongoing Organ Redevelopment Fund. We hope to see you there!


Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Sat 22nd June: Beethoven and Wagner, St Clement's Players with Laura Rickard (recital)

This Saturday we're excited to welcome back the St Clement's Players, in an orchestral delight of Beethoven and Wagner. They will be joined by violinist Laura Rickard for Beethoven's fiery Violin Concerto in D major, after playing Wagner's beautiful symphonic poem Siegfried Idyll, both under the direction of Karol Jaworski.

The recital begins at 1.00pm, and as ever entry to the recitals is free, with a retiring collection taken to support our performers, as well as to contribute to the ongoing Organ Redevelopment Fund. We hope to see you there!


Thursday, 13 June 2019

Taizé Eucharist for Pentecost: Fri 14th June, 8.30pm

We hope you can join us this Friday evening for a Taizé Eucharist in the Octave of Pentecost. In summer we start at the slightly later time of 8.30pm, and as always there will be readings, prayer, chants and silence. All are welcome!


Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Sat 15th June - Duets for violin and 'cello (recital)

This Saturday we're pleased to welcome two newcomers to our series, violinist Krassimira Jelizakova-Jones and 'cellist Veronica Henderson. Both are experienced chamber musicians, performing in Cambridge and further afield, and are looking forward to presenting their programme at St Clement's. They will be playing a number of duets by Bach, Rolla and Halvorsen.

The recital begins at 1.00pm, and as ever entry to the recitals is free, with a retiring collection taken to support our performers, as well as to contribute to the ongoing Organ Redevelopment Fund. We hope to see you there!


Wednesday, 5 June 2019

Sat 8th June: Buxtehude - Membra Jesu Nostri (recital)

Returning again to our recital series, we're pleased to welcome the Erasmus Chamber Choir and Ensemble this Saturday. Directed by Julian Merson, with past solo recitalist Dan Tidhar playing continuo, they will will be performing Buxtehude's incredible Membra Jesu Nostri. The work is a setting of an ancient hymn addressing different parts of Christ's crucified body.

The recital begins at 1.00pm, and as ever entry to the recitals is free, with a retiring collection taken to support our performers, as well as to contribute to the ongoing Organ Redevelopment Fund. We hope to see you there!


Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Sat 1st June: Mozart, Mendelssohn and Schubert piano works (recital)

In a change from the published programme, we are pleased this week to welcome back pianist John Bryden to our recital series. He will be performing piano works by Mozart, Schubert and Mendelssohn, including selections from Mendelssohn's sublime Songs Without Words.

The recital of clarinet works with Tim Bossanyi, accompanied by Cleo Loi on piano has unfortunately had to be postponed to a later date due to an injury sustained by Cleo; we wish her a speedy recovery and look forward to welcoming them both back to a performance at a future recital series.

The recital begins at 1.00pm, and as ever entry to the recitals is free, with a retiring collection taken to support our performers, as well as to contribute to the ongoing Organ Redevelopment Fund. We hope to see you there!


Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Sat 25th May: "It's complicated" - love in opera and art song (recital)

This Saturday we're pleased to welcome mezzo-soprano Ami Walsh to our recital series. Ami's programme, "It's complicated", is a whirlwind tour of how love has been represented in music through the ages, from the comic to the tragic, on both the opera stage and in the recital hall. She will be singing well-known works by Brahms, Donizetti, Dring, Stravinsky and Verdi, to name but a few. Ami will be accompanied by pianist Gina Kruger.

The recital begins at 1.00pm, and as ever entry to the recitals is free, with a retiring collection taken to support our performers, as well as to contribute to the ongoing Organ Redevelopment Fund. We hope to see you there!

Ami Walsh and Gina Kruger

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Sat 18th May: Handel's Messiah pt II and III (recital)

This Saturday we're excited to welcome back the St Clement's Players, performing again with St Clement's Choir and Friends in a performance of Handel's iconic Messiah oratorio. Following a well-received Part I back in December 2018, they will be completing the 'cycle' with Parts II and III this weekend. Performing again under the direction of Karol Jaworski, they will be joined by soloists Catherine White, Nathalie Bending, Nicholas Butler and Frank Lee.

The recital begins at 1.00pm, and as ever entry to the recitals is free, with a retiring collection taken to support our performers, as well as to contribute to the ongoing Organ Redevelopment Fund. We hope to see you there!


Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Sat 11th May: Brass through the ages (recital)

We're excited to be kicking off this term's recital series with a showcase of brass chamber music. This will be performed by the Cambridge University Brass Ensemble, alongside the recently-formed Pro Bono trombone quartet. The University's Brass Ensemble is a small chamber group that works alongside the university's Instrumental Award Scheme, coaching and developing talented young players who are studying at Cambridge. They will be performing music written specifically for brass ensembles, as well as arrangements of music by composers from renaissance to 20th Century times.

The recital begins at 1.00pm, and as ever entry to the recitals is free, with a retiring collection taken to support our performers, as well as to contribute to the ongoing Organ Redevelopment Fund. We hope to see you there!


Tuesday, 7 May 2019

Taizé service for Eastertide: Fri 10th May, 7.30pm

We hope you can join us for our first Taizé service of this term, this coming Friday evening, as we celebrate a service for Eastertide at St Clement's. As always there will be prayer, readings, Taizé chants and silence, and everyone is welcome to this peaceful, meditative service. The service begins at 7.30pm, and we hope to see you there!


Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Lunchtime Recitals: Summer 2019

We're excited to announce our  Lunchtime Recital series for summer 2019 at St Clement's! Beginning on Saturday 11th May, we're looking forward to ten weeks of incredible music, ranging from fantastic solo performers, to popular returning chamber groups and larger ensembles.

Details of all our recitals are published on our website: http://www.stclementscambridge.org/recitals.html, and keep an eye on our Facebook page for all the latest information about individual recitals. Entry to all recitals is free, with a retiring collection taken that supports the recitalists each week, and also contributes to our Organ Redevelopment Fund at St Clement's. Recitals begin at 1pm, and we look forward to seeing you there!


Friday, 5 April 2019

Journey to the Cross: Sun 7th Apr, 5.00pm

Our final choral service before Easter takes place this Sunday evening. "Journey to the Cross" is a sequence of music, Bible readings, poetry and silence, meditating on Christ's journey from the Garden of Gethsemane to his crucifixion and death.

The choir will be singing excerpt's from John Stainer's Crucifixion, and poetry will include texts by Edwin Muir, Denise Letrov and Clive Sansom. The service begins at 5.00pm, and all are welcome. We hope you can join us.


Taizé Eucharist: Fri 5th April, 7.30pm

Our final Taizé service before Easter is this Friday evening. We will be celebrating a Eucharist in anticipation of Passiontide, with prayers, readings, chants and reflective silence by candlelight.

We hope you can join us. The service begins at 7.30pm and all are welcome.


Monday, 4 March 2019

Wed 6th March, 7.30pm - Choral Eucharist for Ash Wednesday

Join us this Wednesday evening for a choral service as we mark the start of Lent. The service will follow a traditional prayer book Eucharist, together with the imposition of ashes. Joined by the Orlando Singers, the choir will be singing Byrd's Mass for Four Voices, alongside music by Palestrina, and reflective psalms and plainsong.

The service begins at 7.30pm, and all are welcome. We hope to see you there.


Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Sat 2nd March: tick tock performance ensemble (recital)

In the last concert in this term's series, we're delighted to be hosting the tick tock performance ensemble in a joint recital with the Cambridge Female Composers Festival. Directed by Sasha Amaya and Naomi Woo, they will be presenting a diverse programme of sung music by female composers ranging from the 11th century to the present day.

The recital begins at 1.00pm, and as ever, entry to the recital series is free. This week, a retiring collection will be taken in support of the Cambridge Rape Crisis Centre, as well as continuing to contribute to the Organ Redevelopment Fund at St Clement's. All are welcome, we hope to see you there!


Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Sat 23rd Feb: Baroque virtuosi (recital)

As we approach the end of this term's series, we're pleased to welcome back the Erasmus Chamber Ensemble, with a trio of baroque pieces showcasing some talented soloists. Directed by Dan Tidhar at the harpsichord, they will be performing concerti by Bach and Vivaldi, as well as a cantata by Telemann.

The recital begins at 1.00pm, and as ever, entry to the recital series is free, with a retiring collection supporting our recitalists, and also contributing to our Organ Redevelopment Fund. All are welcome, we hope to see you there!


Thursday, 14 February 2019

Sat 16th Feb: Beethoven's Eroica (recital)

This Saturday we're excited to welcome back The St Clement's Players to our recital series! Performing under the direction of Karol Jaworski, they will be playing Beethoven's ground-breaking third symphony, "Eroica". This pioneering work changed the face of orchestral music forever through its boldness and innovative writing - come hear for yourself why!

The recital begins at 1.00pm, and as ever, entry to the recital series is free, with a retiring collection supporting our recitalists, and also contributing to our Organ Redevelopment Fund. All are welcome, we hope to see you there!


Friday, 8 February 2019

Sat 9th Feb: Aria and song for treble voice (recital)

We're delighted to continue this recital series with a performance by father and son duo, Carlo and Alberto Massimo. Carlo is an award-winning treble, regularly appearing as soloist in concert venues around Europe, as well as at St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral in Edinburgh where he is a member of the choir. Accompanied by his father, Alberto, they will be performing a set of arias and songs for treble voice, to include compositions by Handel, Scarlatti, Pergolesi and Mendelssohn.

The recital begins at 1.00pm, and as ever, entry to the recital series is free, with a retiring collection supporting our recitalists, and also contributing to our Organ Redevelopment Fund. All are welcome, we hope to see you there!


Thursday, 31 January 2019

Sat 2nd Feb: The Mitchison Ensemble (recital)

Join us this Saturday for the next concert in our Lunchtime Recitals series as we welcome the Mitchison Ensemble to St Clement's. Formed a number of years ago, and performing in both London and Cambridge, the group is now named after their founder Graeme Mitchison, who sadly passed away in 2018.

They will be performing two beautiful and contrasting chamber works: Verdi's String Quartet in E minor and Brahms's Clarinet Quintet in B minor.

The recital begins at 1.00pm, and as ever, entry to the recital series is free, with a retiring collection supporting our recital series, and also contributing to our Organ Redevelopment Fund. All are welcome, we hope to see you there!



Saturday, 26 January 2019

The Word Made Flesh: Sun 27th Jan, 5.00pm

Join us for the first of this term's evening choral services at St Clement's, as part of the Contemplative Eucharist series. We will be celebrating a journey through the season of Epiphany, from ancient prophecy, through Jesus's childhood, the wedding at Cana and the arrival of the Light of the World.

The choir will be singing music by Palestrina, Handel, Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky and Ireland, with readings from scripture, as well as poetry by Sansom, Rilke and Guite. The service begins at 5.00pm, and all are welcome. We hope to see you there.


Thursday, 24 January 2019

Sat 26th Jan: Bach's Goldberg Variations (recital)

We're delighted to open our recital series this term with a performance of Bach's Goldberg Variations. Dan Tidhar will be performing on a beautiful two-manual harpsichord, his first of two appearances this term. One of the most iconic and recognisable pieces of the baroque era, this is an excellent opportunity to hear this work in full in the generous acoustic of St Clement's Church.

The recital begins at 1.00pm, and as ever, entry to the recital series is free, with a retiring collection supporting our recital series, and also contributing to our Organ Redevelopment Fund. All are welcome, we hope to see you there!


Sunday, 13 January 2019

Lunchtime Recitals at St Clement's: Winter 2019

We're pleased to announce details of our forthcoming Lunchtime Recitals at St Clement's series for Winter 2019. We have an exciting line-up of performers, ranging from talented soloists and chamber ensembles, as well as a the return of The St Clement's Players and a partnership with the first Cambridge Female Composers' Festival.

Our recitals are on Saturdays at 1.00pm, lasting about an hour. As ever, entrance to the recitals is free, with a retiring collection taken to support the recital performers as well as to contribute to our ongoing Organ Redevelopment Fund - currently standing over £2,000!

We hope you can join us for some or all of these. Do keep an eye on our Facebook page for events with more details on each recital.


Thursday, 10 January 2019

Taizé Service: Fri 11th January, 7.30pm

Join us this Friday evening for our first Taizé service of 2019. We will be celebrating the season of Epiphany, with prayers, readings and chants in this theme. Our service begins at 7.30pm, and as ever, all are welcome. We hope to see you there!