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!