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Area: Cambridgeshire

‘We offer a range of masterclasses and courses which use the rich range of historically-inspired pipe organs in Cambridge to help organists develop their skills and explore the musical insights brought by these instruments.’

Category Cambridge
* Cambridge Academy of Organ Studies
Visits to the Website79
Views of The ‘Full’ Record150

‘We are a medium sized group of accordion enthusiasts who meet monthly. Our playing abilities range from elementary to advanced, but don’t let the advanced players put you off as they really help our playing ... We also organize occasional concerts with guest artists as well as Orchestra Days with a guest Musical Director, which are great fun.’

* Cambridge Accordion Club
Visits to the Website99
Views of The ‘Full’ Record313
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'Begun in 1934 its main aim was to encourage music making. That's still our aim. With over 120 classes, we hope it will provide an incentive for musicians of all abilities to:- * share their music with other musicians of similar talents and musical interests; * receive advice & encouragement from very experienced professional musicians.' Held Mid March.

* Cambridge Competitive Music Festival
Visits to the Website134
Views of The ‘Full’ Record219

'World-class concerts, education projects, festivals and summer schools of Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque music for all ages in Cambridge, UK.'

Category Early Music
* Cambridge Early Music
Visits to the Website233
Views of The ‘Full’ Record217

’The Cambridge Folk Festival is one of the premier music events in Europe and one of the longest running and most famous folk festivals in the world.‘ Held Late July.

Category Folk Festivals
* Cambridge Folk Festival
Visits to the Website97
Views of The ‘Full’ Record176

'For all classical, acoustic and flamenco guitarists. Bring your guitar and play, beginners and experienced players welcome. Or come along and listen!'

Category Guitar Societies
* Cambridge Guitar Club
Visits to the Website159
Views of The ‘Full’ Record295

'Proides top class British and International jazz music.' Usually Thursday evenings, every 1-2 weeks during term.

Category Jazz Clubs
* Cambridge Modern Jazz Club
Visits to the Website135
Views of The ‘Full’ Record319

Founded 1991: ‘The Festival now takes place each November and aims to present classical music in bold, imaginative and inspiring ways. In a city that is positively awash with concerts, the Festival aims to present a carefully chosen programme of world-class artists — whether well known figures or rising stars — who would not otherwise visit the city’.

* Cambridge Music Festival
Visits to the Website34
Views of The ‘Full’ Record53

‘We meet on alternate months on Saturday afternoons. In the winter we aim to have a meeting of an educational nature; in May we have a Cambridge consoles afternoon. Other meetings are arranged locally and through East Anglia and London.’

* Cambridge Organists’ Association
Visits to the Website79
Views of The ‘Full’ Record212

‘A brand new [2019] festival devoted to the creation and celebration of song ... Its aim is to bring a dedicated city-wide festival of song to the heart of Cambridge, giving life to new opportunities and audiences for the performance and enjoyment of song. Drawing together internationally-renowned artists and exceptional young musicians, the Festival features evening concerts and an afternoon class, held in some of the city's most beautiful venues.’ Held Mid February.

* Cambridge Song Festival
Visits to the Website7
Views of The ‘Full’ Record37

‘Founded in 1979. It exists to promote live classical music of the highest calibre in Cambridge and the surrounding villages. It presents outstanding soloists, chamber ensembles and orchestras as well as supporting talented young artists at the beginning of their careers. It provides a platform for the works of living composers as well as more familiar repertoire, all performed in beautiful historic settings in and around our great city.’ Cambridge Summer Music Festival held Mid July.

* Cambridge Summer Music
Visits to the Website122
Also indexedCambridge Summer Music Festival
Views of The ‘Full’ Record288
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‘The structure of Holiday Orchestra at present is this: we have a committee of volunteers, under the rules of the Charity Commission, who organise dates, venues, bookings and a thousand details. We employ an overall Music Director who is the main source of ideas, direction, standards, contacts etc. for the organisation ... The Course Director finds and instructs tutors for every activity and is responsible for the content of the course ... At the end of each course the children present their music to an audience of family and friends, performing amazing feats of musicianship and releasing a vast amount of energy ... Holiday Orchestra runs courses three times a year in the main school holidays.’

* Cambridgeshire Holiday Orchestra
Visits to the Website62
Views of The ‘Full’ Record98

Cambridgeshire Music is the county hub for music education and arts therapies. We make high quality music happen all across Cambridgeshire for young people and families – both in and out of school. We organise thousands of music lessons, bands and projects in all styles of music, as well as arts therapies for all ages. We work in partnership with hundreds of professional musicians and organisations.’

* Cambridgeshire Music Hub
Visits to the Website131
Also indexedmush
Views of The ‘Full’ Record224

'Presents a variety of stunning musical events to the people of Fenland: jazz, opera, military bands, "come and sing",  wind ensembles, choral works and recitals.'

Category March
* Chatteris Music Society
Visits to the Website145
Views of The ‘Full’ Record243

Founded 1990: ‘Concerts take place most months, usually on Wednesday evenings. We also hold occasional extra events ... There is no bar in the room, but people may bring their own drinks or purchase them from the Kings Arms (across the road) and bring them over to the venue’.

Category Folk Clubs
* Ely Folk Club
Visits to the Website20
Views of The ‘Full’ Record36

'Bijou weekend folk and roots music festival that takes place in the wonderful cathedral city of Ely. The festival provides an opportunity to listen to some of the best folk acts around in an intimate and friendly environment.' Held Mid July.

Category Folk Festivals
* Ely Folk Festival
Visits to the Website182
Views of The ‘Full’ Record245

'As a highly rated research centre, our areas of special expertise include medieval and renaissance music, early modern music, nineteenth-century music, opera, popular music, ethnomusicology, performance studies, composition, and scientific approaches to music: research students, postdoctoral fellows, college lecturers and distinguished international visitors work on a dizzying variety of topics.'

* Faculty of Music [Cambridge]
Visits to the Website251
Also indexedUniversity of Cambridge
Views of The ‘Full’ Record186

'We run a Training Orchestra, Community Orchestra, Concert Band, Senior String, Wind, and Recorder Ensembles and the Fenland Youth Swing Band. We also run taster sessions.'

* Fenland Music Centre Association
Visits to the Website145
Views of The ‘Full’ Record246

‘Harmonia Music was founded by Kirsty Body B.Ed. in 1999 and provides a wide variety of musical activities in schools and beyond. Regular groups include Harmonia Singers (ladies choir) and Harmonia African Drummers (age 8 to adult).’ Based in and around Huntingdon and Cambridge.

* Harmonia Music
Visits to the Website68
Views of The ‘Full’ Record150

'A place of musical excellence where adults and children can learn an instrument and rehearse with others in a relaxed and friendly setting. We have an open door policy so why not come in to see us on a Saturday morning and see what people get up to in the name of music. We can’t promise that it will make you more attractive or provide superhuman powers. We can, however, promise you fun and the ability to take up something that might very well change your life.'

* Huntingdonshire Music School
Visits to the Website123
Views of The ‘Full’ Record254

'Studying music at ICE offers a wealth of choice. Courses may focus on particular musical genres, the works of individual composers or specific periods in music history. Most of these courses are suitable for complete beginners: an ability to read music is not required but tutors are happy to provide advice on using scores. Many of our tutors are eminent instrumentalists and illustrate their courses with musical examples. The course programme also offers scope for those wishing to develop practical skills in performance and composition.'

* Institute of Continuing Education [Cambridge]
Visits to the Website188
Views of The ‘Full’ Record264

'Are you an organist, a singer/chorister or instrumentalist of a very high standard? If you’d like to combine specialist musical experience with a Cambridge degree, you should consider applying for one of our Music Awards ...'

* Music Awards [Cambridge]
Visits to the Website159
Views of The ‘Full’ Record214

‘We offer a networking opportunity for all organists and directors of music in the Peterborough area. Our members play in churches large and small and on a wide variety of instruments. Some members direct choirs as well and others also work with music groups in their churches. We organise events which include organ crawls, social activities, recitals, educational activites and public lectures. Come and join us and enjoy both the beauty and the power of the organ! Not restricted to just the Peterborough Diocese, the Association has members in and around Peterborough across northern Cambridgeshire, in Northamptonshire, Rutland and the southern part of Lincolnshire.’

* Peterborough & District Organists’ Association
Visits to the Website59
Views of The ‘Full’ Record126

'The Dean and Chapter warmly welcome you to Peterborough Diocesan Choral Festival. Choirs and singers from churches throughout Diocese of Peterborough are invited to join together to sing a Festival Evensong in Peterborough Cathedral.' Held Mid October.

Category Peterborough
* Peterborough Diocesan Choral Festival
Visits to the Website125
Views of The ‘Full’ Record267

‘Promotes concerts featuring the finest jazz musicians from the UK and, when possible, top USA jazz musicians appear at the Club.’

Category Jazz Clubs
* Peterborough Jazz Club
Visits to the Website106
Views of The ‘Full’ Record175

'Offers competitive classes in most instruments, solo singing, choirs, orchestras, bands and ensembles. The Festival is open to all ages and abilities, and offers a friendly and welcoming environment for musicians to perform before their peers, their parents and teachers and the general public.' Held Mid March.’

* Peterborough Music Festival
Visits to the Website102
Views of The ‘Full’ Record314

‘The organisation is dedicated to making an enjoyable and successful music education accessible to all young people irrespective of their ability to pay. The Music Hub also seeks to lift the barriers that arise through language, educational, social or cultural issues.’

* Peterborough Music Hub
Visits to the Website137
Views of The ‘Full’ Record233

'The story of the Wurlitzer Theatre Organ installed in the Peterborough Regional College Hall started in the mid 1970s when a band of enthusiasts removed the organ from the Gaumont (formerly Regent) Cinema in the town of Dudley in the Midlands ... The organ is a fine example of a 2/6 Model-F (2 keyboards and 6 pipe ranks) of which only a few of the type were made. The organ was manufactured at the Wurlitzer factory in the United States before being installed in the Regent Cinema in 1928 ...' ALERT Cited Facebook Page at Review.

* Peterborough Theatre Organ Preservation Society
Visits to the Website133
Views of The ‘Full’ Record523

‘We're a community of students and staff working closely in a supportive environment to create new and challenging compositions and performances. Our courses offer a distinctive integration of practice and theory, and we encourage our students to be creative, critically engaged and intellectually curious about their chosen area.’

* School of Performance [Anglia Ruskin]
Visits to the Website105
Also indexedDepartment of Music and Performing Arts | Anglia Ruskin University
Views of The ‘Full’ Record177

'We have guest artists most weeks with the last Tuesday of each month reserved for a Round the Room night when anyone is welcome to come and play, sing or just listen ... Occasionally there are Open Stage nights when performers wishing to show their talents can book a spot of about 20 minutes.' The St Neots Folk Festival is held Early June.

Category Folk Clubs
* St Neots Folk Club
Visits to the Website181
Also indexedSt Neots Folk Festival
Views of The ‘Full’ Record322

Relatively new venture (April 2017) offering monthly concerts, usually on the first Sunday afternoon: ‘Any proceeds from the concerts will aid local charities or good causes ... Your support would be most appreciated to help us keep the music going!’

* Stilton In Tune
Visits to the Website13
Views of The ‘Full’ Record23
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'Since 1945 ... has organised concerts by small groups of musicians and soloists at various venues around the town. There is an average of three concerts a season which aim to cater for a reasonably wide range of tastes and to cover a number of musical genres from the medieval to the modern.'

* Wisbech Music Society
Visits to the Website82
Views of The ‘Full’ Record154
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‘The leading amateur Big Band in the area ...  consisting of 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, 5 saxophones, piano, bass and drums, is a real traditional dance band playing standards the 1940's made famous by bands such as Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Artie Shaw and many more including Buddy Rich and Ted Heath ... The Big Band has performed with many leading people in the Big Band world ... The band is known all over East Anglia and plays to sell out audiences wherever they go ... The band plays for concerts, playing traditional Big Band plus many more for dances.’

Category Big Bands
+ Alan Norris Big Band
Visits to the Website101
Views of The ‘Full’ Record154

‘We are a mixed choir of about 40 voices ... Our name comes from Queen Katherine of Aragon, who was sent to live at Buckden Palace after her divorce from King Henry VIII in 1533; in 1534, she moved to nearby Kimbolton Castle, where she died in 1536. The choir was formed 450 years later, in September 1986 ... We have a varied repertoire and perform regularly at local venues, usually to help raise money for various charities.’

Category Chamber Choirs
+ Aragon Singers of Buckden
Visits to the Website121
Views of The ‘Full’ Record356
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘A dynamic vocal ensemble committed to performing music at the highest level. Formed in 1994 ... the choir established itself as one of the most accomplished adult choirs in the country ... We perform four to six concerts every year, most often in Cambridge, but also in London, as part of festivals, and for music societies in the East of England and further afield ... The repertoire is varied, from early polyphony through to new commissions, and spans multiple languages.’

Category Chamber Choirs
+ Cambridge Chorale
Visits to the Website37
Views of The ‘Full’ Record138
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Since our foundation with just 12 men in 1990 we have grown to become a close harmony chorus with an international reputation. Our diverse members have in common the love of good songs well sung in an entertaining style. We sing an eclectic mix of ballads, easybeat and upbeat songs, all with beautiful melodies and ringing harmonies that willl send you away with a song in your heart ... Whether you’d like to come and see us as a potential member, to see if you’d like to book us for an event, or just to see what we do, you are very welcome to come along to one of our regular rehearsals.‘

+ Cambridge Chord Company
Visits to the Website85
Views of The ‘Full’ Record175
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Occasional public performances alongside annual appearance at the BABS Convention.

‘With around 60 members, the Cambridge Concert Orchestra has been making music and making it fun since 1967. We have a reputation for being one of the friendliest orchestras in Cambridge, taking music into the community while striving to meet a high standard of musicianship. We enjoy playing a wide repertoire of light orchestral music, some of which was donated to us in our early days by Charles Shadwell (formerly of the BBC Variety Orchestra). Our ethos is to provide music for everyone and we welcome the opportunity to use our concerts to raise money for good causes ... As well as performing in large venues ... we really enjoy taking our music directly into the community by playing to smaller audiences in churches, community centres, fêtes etc. in Cambridge and its surrounding villages, as it is important to us that as many people as possible have the opportunity to hear live music.’

Category Light Orchestras
+ Cambridge Concert Orchestra
Visits to the Website86
Views of The ‘Full’ Record165
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‘Originally established in 1991 ... We play an eclectic range of music ... Our current repertoire includes arrangements of classical music as well as pieces composed specially for guitar orchestra ... We perform regularly in Cambridge and have given concerts elsewhere in the UK ... We have approximately 20 members and welcome prospective members with suitable experience.‘

Category Cambridge
+ Cambridge Guitar Orchestra
Visits to the Website92
Views of The ‘Full’ Record107

Cambridge Handel Opera Company (CHOC) will put on Baroque operas that celebrate the fusion of music and the stage with performances that are not just “historically informed”, but “historically inspired”. There will be meaningful integrity between what happens in the music and what happens on stage. Baroque stagecraft will be incorporated into our productions in a manner that speaks directly to audiences.’

Category Opera Companies
+ Cambridge Handel Opera Company
Visits to the Website54
Views of The ‘Full’ Record83
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‘Founded in 1887, is one of Britain’s oldest and most distinguished music societies. With a full symphony orchestra and a large chorus, the Cambridge Philharmonic presents an annual concert series in King’s College Chapel, Ely Cathedral and the West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge.’

+ Cambridge Philharmonic
Visits to the Website135
Views of The ‘Full’ Record155
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‘A friendly amateur orchestra based in Cambridge, England. We mainly play works drawn from the classical repertoire and give a concert at the end of each school term, usually on a Thursday or Saturday. The orchestra exists to promote, improve, develop and maintain public education in and appreciation of the art and science of music in all its aspects by the presentation of public concerts and recitals. Keen amateur players of any age are welcomed as new members without audition, subject to a reasonable balance between sections.’

+ Cambridge Sinfonietta
Visits to the Website72
Views of The ‘Full’ Record189
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‘Founded in 1843, the Society has played a pivotal role in British musical life ... It has educated Sir Andrew Davis, Sir Mark Elder, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Edward Gardner, Christopher Hogwood and Robin Ticciati, has premièred works by Brahms, Holloway, Lutoslawski, Rutter, Saxton and Vaughan Williams, and has given generations of Cambridge musicians the experience of performing alongside visiting conductors and soloists including Britten, Dvořák, Kodaly, Menuhin and Tchaikovsky. Today, CUMS is made up of nine high-quality ensembles which offer a wide variety of musical experiences to Cambridge students.’

+ Cambridge University Musical Society
Visits to the Website81
Views of The ‘Full’ Record130
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Founded 2012 ‘to provide quality music making for wind, brass and percussionists in the Cambridge locale. The fifty-piece band enjoys a wide-range of music playing classics from the wind orchestra repertoire, transcripts of film and TV themes alongside arrangements of popular music and specially commissioned pieces. CWB performs at least four concerts a year in Cambridge ... The Band is principally for adult amateur players and the recommended standard is grade 8 and beyond’.

+ Cambridge Wind Band
Visits to the Website120
Views of The ‘Full’ Record129

‘Each year the Society's choir performs a major choral work between February and April usually at Ely Cathedral, Kings College Chapel, West Road Concert Hall or other local venues. In preparation for these major performances rehearsals are held weekly in various local centres in the county as well as combined rehearsals in Cambridge about once a month. A second concert sometimes takes place sometime in the year.’

Category Choral Societies
+ Cambridgeshire Choral Society
Visits to the Website45
Views of The ‘Full’ Record133
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘A well-established adult chamber choir based in Swaffham Bulbeck, East Cambridgeshire, that rehearses weekly during school terms and performs three concerts each year in and around Cambridge ... The choir often performs unaccompanied, and programmes usually mix sacred and secular music in every style ... To join the Cantilena Singers, you don’t need to have lots of singing experience, or even be able to read music (though it definitely helps). The only things you really need are an enthusiasm for choral music and the commitment to come to weekly rehearsals.‘

Category Chamber Choirs
+ Cantilena Singers
Visits to the Website59
Views of The ‘Full’ Record161
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘We are a friendly chamber choir of between 24 and 26 singers, which was established in 1991 ... and prepares for at least three concerts each year. Music is chiefly performed a cappella and soloists are usually taken from the choir ... Concerts are generally based on sacred pieces by British and European composers depending on the occasion ... We are always pleased to receive applications for membership. Prospective singers join the choir initially on a term's trial. The ability to sightread well is a distinct advantage, but not obligatory.’

Category Chamber Choirs
+ Cantus Singers of Cambridge
Visits to the Website103
Views of The ‘Full’ Record127
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Choir 2000 is a community choir based in Histon, Cambridgeshire. Our members are drawn from many of the villages around Cambridge as well as parts of the city itself. We began life as a project for the Millennium, but everyone was having such a good time that it was decided to keep going ... As well as works of the standard choral repertoire, our performances have included rarely performed works, including the UK first performance of Hermann Suter's “Le Laudi”, the world premiere of Christopher Brown's cantata “Gloriana” (Queen's Golden Jubilee Celebrations), commissioned by Choir 2000, and “Winter”, part of the “Cantata for the Seasons”, by Stevie Wishart, jointly commissioned with the Ipswich Choral Society.’

Category Community Choirs
+ Choir 2000 Histon and Impington Community Choir
Visits to the Website52
Views of The ‘Full’ Record119

‘Started life in 1973 as the Harston String Orchestra. Later, as a result of a change in venue, it became the Barton String Orchestra. In 2000 ... the orchestra changed its name to the Cambridge String Players ... In addition to playing works for strings, the orchestra increasingly invited wind players to join it to perform works from the symphonic repertoire. Recognising this change of emphasis, the musicians decided that the orchestra needed a new name and in September 2008, it became the City of Cambridge Symphony Orchestra ... The Orchestra performs six concerts a year in Cambridge’s leading concert hall, the West Road University Concert Hall.’

+ City of Cambridge Symphony Orchestra
Visits to the Website56
Views of The ‘Full’ Record111
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‘We are an orchestra of mainly local amateur musicians. Performing a wide range of challenging music we have staged three to four concerts each year since starting in 1989.’

+ City of Peterborough Symphony Orchestra
Visits to the Website41
Views of The ‘Full’ Record118
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Since the founding of a mixed voice choir in 1971, the Choir of Clare College has gained an international reputation as one of the leading university choral groups in the world. In addition to its primary function of leading services three times a week in the College chapel, the choir keeps an active schedule recording, broadcasting, and performing throughout the UK and the world.’

+ Clare College Cambridge Choir
Visits to the Website329
Views of The ‘Full’ Record206
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'We are a friendly mixed voice choir, with members from Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire and Norfolk. The choir is named after the anti-slavery campaigner, Thomas Clarkson. Our repertoire is wide ranging and covers both sacred and secular works from madrigals to songs from the shows.'

Category Community Choirs
+ Clarkson Singers
Visits to the Website189
Views of The ‘Full’ Record286

Collegium Laureatum (Society of Graduates) was founded in 1974 by Don Neville as an informal madrigal group of graduate students, fellows and friends of Corpus Christi College. Despite the fact that the choir has largely become town rather than gown, this distinctive name has been retained ... The choir's membership increased rapidly, outgrowing its college basis ... Membership of the choir currently stands at about 110 people and it performs a wide range of classical choral music achieving high quality performances. The choir is open to singers of all abilities.’

Category Choral Societies
+ Collegium Laureatum
Visits to the Website34
Views of The ‘Full’ Record117
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Formed 1974: ‘Made up of amateur music makers from a wide variety of backgrounds, the band is self-funded and works hard to entertain audiences; gaining national recognition from providing quality entertainment and brass band concerts. Not only have these concerts provided sufficient funds to purchase new instruments, uniforms and a well-stocked library of music, they have enabled both local and national charities to benefit from donations of many thousands of pounds. The band enters at least one contest each year. This, together with guidance from professional brass band teachers, assists the band in improving its musical standard, while still keeping the “fun” element of brass banding ... We started a junior band in 2014, and now have around 35 junior members’.

+ Cottenham Brass Band
Visits to the Website41
Also indexedCottenham Brass Juniors
Views of The ‘Full’ Record85

‘A friendly non contesting band based in Cambridge ... For many years, the band was better known as Cambridge Soft Drinks Band ... We have a busy calendar every year, so there are plenty of opportunities to play out. We deliberately keep a varied programme, so there’s sure to be some music to your taste: some of our engagements are outdoors, with new and traditional marches, show-tunes, some rock and pop arrangements, and other crowd-pleasers. Two or three times a year, we play a big evening concert, often with trickier pieces composed for the specific event and venue.’

+ CSD Brass
Visits to the Website57
Views of The ‘Full’ Record169

Founded 2010: ‘An exciting ensemble of players based in the east of England, and performing regularly in Cambridge, Bury St Edmunds, Ely, Saffron Walden, and other venues in the region. EAChO has been acclaimed by audiences, media, and the professional artists with whom we have worked for our virtuosic playing, sensitive musicianship, and dynamic performances ... We currently give between 6 and 10 concerts per year, with 3-4 rehearsals, generally on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings, before concert day. We don’t expect our members – many of whom do not make their living from music – to be able to manage every one of our concerts, but clearly membership is a considerable commitment: we expect those playing in a concert to come to all rehearsals, so that the rehearsal process can be as productive and enjoyable as possible’.

+ East Anglia Chamber Orchestra
Visits to the Website56
Views of The ‘Full’ Record71
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’We are a friendly and sociable choir of some 125 mixed voices. We perform a wide and exciting repertoire ranging from traditional classic to modern pieces ... The Ely Youth Choir for 13 to 18s was launched with great success in 2010 and is aimed at teenagers who want to experience the fun and excitement of choral singing to public audiences.’

Category Choral Societies
+ Ely Choral Society
Visits to the Website69
Also indexedEly Youth Choir
Views of The ‘Full’ Record174
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'Chamber choir of about 40 voices. We perform music in a wide variety of styles; our performance venues include Ely Cathedral as well as other local churches. Ely Consort has built up a performing reputation over the last 25 years, to be known as one of the premier Chamber Choirs in East Anglia. A reputation we are very proud of maintaining!'

Category Chamber Choirs
+ Ely Consort
Visits to the Website109
Views of The ‘Full’ Record404
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'Founded in November 1999 by a group led by ADeC (Arts Development in East Cambridgeshire), with the aim of becoming a beacon of excellence as East Cambridgeshire’s own community orchestra. Since then it has become one of the region’s best respected orchestras. Today, Ely Sinfonia is made up of players of all ages and from a wide range of backgrounds, including school and college students, business professionals, retired people and local music teachers. Its repertoire ranges from mainstream works to the contemporary, including special commissions.'

+ Ely Sinfonia
Visits to the Website154
Views of The ‘Full’ Record280
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Formed 2007: ‘The Fabulous 4 Villages Orchestra - 4VO - is an exciting orchestra drawn primarily from musicians living in and around the four villages of Duxford, Whittlesford, Hinxton and Ickleton ... It's geared towards people who are at least grade 4 standard or who have been playing for at least four years. 4VO usually performs two concerts each year, in May and November ... The music is light, mainly themes from films and shows with the occasional popular classic thrown in’.

+ Fabulous 4 Villages Orchestra
Visits to the Website26
Also indexed4VO
Views of The ‘Full’ Record47
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‘One of East Anglia’s foremost chamber choirs. Our diverse repertoire encompasses the sacred and the secular, spanning eight centuries, and has delighted audiences in Cambridge and across Europe. Our concerts range widely in mood and style, from intimate evenings of a cappella music to major choral-orchestral works with world-class soloists, but every concert offers our trademark energy, quality and warmth.’

Category Chamber Choirs
+ Fairhaven Singers
Visits to the Website13
Views of The ‘Full’ Record22
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‘A friendly orchestra whose members play for fun, and which currently presents a winter and summer concert, performing in local venues ... Fen Edge Orchestra has its home in Cottenham, a village just to the north of Cambridge ... We don’t hold auditions and we are strictly non-competitive ... If you are looking to become a member of a relaxed and friendly group of amateur musicians, we could be the perfect orchestra to join, even if you haven’t played in years, or if you are learning a new instrument ... We have a waiting list for most instruments, but this list is purely chronological.‘

+ Fen Edge Orchestra
Visits to the Website48
Views of The ‘Full’ Record133
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‘The object of the Society is to stage operatic productions and other concerts in order to provide enjoyment for members and the local community, and to support charitable causes ... There is no audition to join the chorus. Ability to read music is helpful, but not essential. Being able to remember a tune and sing it while others are singing their lines is more important! There are various resources available to help members learning their parts. After singing with GMT for one show, or one concert, members become eligible to audition for solo parts.’

+ Girton Musical Theatre
Visits to the Website5
Views of The ‘Full’ Record14

Founded 1962: ‘As for the future, whilst some male choirs are thriving, the national total is in decline, and sadly the opportunity to sing in a male choir may be denied to many. We believe that every adult male who can carry a tune should treat himself to the very special experience of singing as part of a group by giving a choir like ours a try. We welcome absolute beginners as well as experienced singers, and we provide learning aids and coaching to individual needs‘.

+ Huntingdon Male Voice Choir
Visits to the Website127
Views of The ‘Full’ Record139

‘One of only 3 concert bands in Cambridgeshire and as such, enjoys very good audiences at the 10 concerts each year. Concert repertoire ranges in style from military marches, to film and musicals, to swing and big band jazz sounds, but also more challenging symphonic sounds, often only heard at orchestral concerts. The band was formed in 1973 at the request of former youth band members as there was no adult concert band in the area. The band founder, Laurie Hurst served as a musician with the RAF for 25 years. The band still play from many of his arrangements.’

+ Huntingdonshire Concert Band
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'Affectionately known as Hunts Phil, performs five or six concerts each year. We perform a variety of choral and orchestral works to suit every taste. Our Christmas performances are especially popular.The Society always welcomes new members and at present is keen to attract additional singers, brass and string players. The emphasis of rehearsals is that of enjoyment and learning, whilst working to present performances of a high standard to our audiences.'

+ Huntingdonshire Philharmonic
Visits to the Website122
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‘The Choirs of Jesus College are uniquely involved in the local community of Cambridge. Rather than maintaining a choir school, Jesus recruits all its Choristers from local schools, helping many young boys to gain access to an excellent and varied musical education. Additionally, the Choirs run Singing Days and “Be a Chorister for a Day” events. These are often held jointly with the girls' choir at St Catharine’s College, are not primarily intended as recruitment events, but allow the College to share its facilities and expertise with the local community.’

+ Jesus College Cambridge Choir
Visits to the Website134
Views of The ‘Full’ Record205

'Singing at daily Chapel services is the Choir's primary duty, and has been since the foundation of King’s College in 1441, when King Henry VI envisaged that the Choir would provide music for the daily offices and celebrations of the Mass in his new Chapel. Daily services are not the Choir’s sole commitment today though: its worldwide fame and reputation, enhanced by its many recordings, has led to invitations to perform around the globe, and to an extensive international tour schedule ...'

+ King's College Cambridge Choir
Visits to the Website231
Views of The ‘Full’ Record318

Originally formed as a result of the UK Government’s national “Sing Up” program - which ran for four years from 2007. King’s College ‘helped to bring quality singing to school children across the local community, culminating in concerts at their world famous chapel. Twenty-five Cambridgeshire primary schools took part, and King’s Junior Voices was formed ... We are a free, non-auditioned Saturday morning choir for Cambridge children aged 7-13, which meets from 10.30am-12.00 in King’s College School Hall ... Older members of the choir can stay on until they are 16 in our extension group “The Robins” which stays on for an additional forty-five minutes each Saturday. Membership of this group is by invitation’.

+ King’s Junior Voices
Visits to the Website65
Views of The ‘Full’ Record114

'Entertaining the public since around 1880 performing all styles of music from a traditional brass band repertoire to arrangements of modern pop' songs, film soundtracks and swing band music. As well as performing in numerous summer concerts we also compete in local and national contests two or three times a year.'

+ Littleport Brass
Visits to the Website174
Views of The ‘Full’ Record251

‘Since their first public concert in 2009, the Lucy Cavendish Singers have been capturing the hearts and minds of audiences with their vibrant performances and imaginative programmes. Performing entirely from memory, the Singers bring enormous commitment and spontaneity to their songs. The varied musical background of the individual singers supports a wide-ranging repertoire from jazz and traditional music to classical pieces ... The Singers were founded at Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge. Members include fellows and alumnae of this College as well as of other Cambridge colleges, employees of the University and singers drawn from the wider community.‘

Category Ladies Choirs
+ Lucy Cavendish Singers
Visits to the Website50
Views of The ‘Full’ Record106
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Formed over 50 years ago and have been performing in the town ever since. We normally perform twice a year at Easter and in October but recently have adapted the schedule and are expanding to be hired for events and functions - for a small fee of course! We can perform any kind of music to suit the event and are available for bookings at charity events, fundraising or private functions.’

+ March and District Amateur Operatic Society
Visits to the Website117
Views of The ‘Full’ Record275
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'The Band is a friendly family-orientated brass band with over 30 members from as young as 9 to over 70 years of age. The majority of these live in the town but several travel from further afield. Similarly there are a number of learners attending the beginners classes that cater for all different abilities ...'

+ March Brass 2000
Visits to the Website118
Views of The ‘Full’ Record234

‘The orchestra of the Cambridgeshire Mandolin and Guitar Association ... The orchestra was established in October 2004. It comprises mandolins, mandolas, guitars and bass. New members always welcome ... We present programmes of fine original music for plucked string orchestra with some high quality arrangements.’

Category Guitar Ensembles
+ Moonlight Mandolin Orchestra
Visits to the Website46
Also indexedCambridgeshire Mandolin and Guitar Association
Views of The ‘Full’ Record126

Founded 1986: ‘We aim for excellence in all that we do and relish our innovative programming, performing a wide range of music from the Renaissance to the present day.  The New Cambridge Singers are also committed to, and have a strong tradition of, the commissioning and performance of new works. Alongside our concerts in historic venues across Cambridge, we are proud to bring our music to the surrounding villages and towns as well as supporting local and national charities through our ​music making.​‘

Category Chamber Choirs
+ New Cambridge Singers
Visits to the Website60
Views of The ‘Full’ Record88
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Originally called "Vocal Academy" we are now proud to call ourselves "Ouse Valley Chorus". The change in name was to reflect our geographical reach and to let people know who we are. Based in Huntingdon, Ouse Valley Chorus was formed in 2001 when a group of men who enjoy singing all kinds of music decided to get together once a week to practice their hobby. Since that time it has gained a reputation for exciting, top quality performances with many successful entries into national and regional competitions over the years.’

+ Ouse Valley Chorus
Visits to the Website81
Also indexedVocal Academy
Views of The ‘Full’ Record193

‘Our business is to share Ukulele love, joy and happiness by putting our spin on popular sing along, foot stomping tunes, many from the 60's, 70's & 80's.’

+ Palmerston Ukulele Band
Visits to the Website66
Views of The ‘Full’ Record195

‘Peterborough had, for many years, a thriving Philharmonic Chorus. This ceased to function in late 1990 leaving this rapidly expanding city without any society dedicated to singing works from the great choral tradition ... Peterborough Choral Society was founded in 1991 to maintain the ... tradition in and around Peterborough ... We aim to have two “classical” concerts a year, with professional soloists and whenever possible a professional orchestra. Where works require larger forces we occasionally combine with other local choirs ... Our summer concert is usually a more light-hearted affair – in recent years we have joined with other groups from Peterborough to present a mixed programme of "lighter" music. We also have a Christmas concert each year, often joining forces with a local school in one of the surrounding villages. We are about 80 strong ... and always welcome new singers who want to enjoy singing major works to the highest standard.’

Category Choral Societies
+ Peterborough Choral Society
Visits to the Website39
Views of The ‘Full’ Record556

Annual Gilbert & Sullivan productions with list of offerings dating back to 1923, but also give concert performances: ‘We are a strong singing society with a long tradition of performing the G+S operettas but are not afraid of looking for novel ways to present them, keeping them fresh and attractive to as wide an audience as possible ... Previous stage experience is not essential and all voices are welcome’.

+ Peterborough Gilbert & Sullivan Players
Visits to the Website32
Views of The ‘Full’ Record102

‘With an impressive concert schedule and a growing record of national and international competition success, Peterborough Male Voice Choir is recognised as one of the country’s finest male choirs ... made up of talented and enthusiastic men from all walks of life and of all ages, with a high proportion of younger members, and welcomes singers with differing levels of previous experience, including none! Professional training and support is provided, enabling new members to develop their skills very quickly.’

+ Peterborough Male Voice Choir
Visits to the Website133
Views of The ‘Full’ Record178
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Founded to bring regular performances of opera in English to Peterborough. Our members include amateur, professional and retired singers, and come from a wide range of backgrounds, from teachers to doctors, business people to local community activists ... Although we are based in Peterborough, our singers come from a wide area and include all ages from teenagers to septuagenarians ... New members are always welcome, whether you're interested in performing onstage or behind the scenes.’

+ Peterborough Opera
Visits to the Website47
Views of The ‘Full’ Record149
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘We have an open recruitment policy which just means everyone is welcome and you don’t need to audition – we believe that singing should be fun. Having said this we do expect members to work hard to produce a high standard of performance that we can all be proud of. We have over 60 members and are happy to welcome more.  Our performances range from small charity carol-singing performances to full scale concerts and you can take part in as much or as little as you want to ... We have tackled songs from the musicals, traditional and classical choral music, folk tunes, ballads and even a contemporary Christmas piece never performed in England before.‘

Category Community Choirs
+ Peterborough Take Note Community Choir
Visits to the Website37
Views of The ‘Full’ Record95
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Formed in 1989 by trumpeter Paul Garner as a quintet and since 2002 the ensemble has developed into a conductor-less dectet, the formation in which it currently gives most of its concerts. This ten-piece line-up of four trumpets, four trombones, horn and tuba was made famous by the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble and continued by their successors London Brass. The ensemble also expands for a few concerts each year to perform repertoire for symphonic forces or larger, playing regularly in Ely Cathedral and King's College Chapel, often in programmes which include the organ’ ... Junior Prime Brass ‘gives regular performances in Cambridgeshire in venues such as King's College Chapel, Ely Cathedral and the West Road Concert Hall, and has appeared in the National Festival of Music for Youth’.

Category Brass Ensembles
+ Prime Brass
Visits to the Website122
Also indexedJunior Prime Brass
Views of The ‘Full’ Record283
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Founded in 1987 by the late Charles Sampson in response to requests for a new symphony orchestra which could harness the very talented players and music teachers, within the Eastern Counties to perform large classical repertoire to the highest standards ... A particularly important sphere of the Cambridge Orchestra's activities has been to work with local charities ... The orchestra consists of around 50 regular members. There are no subscriptions and musicians play by invitation. The orchestra performs around 5 concerts a year and rehearses in Cambridge.‘

+ Sampson Orchestra of Cambridge
Visits to the Website33
Views of The ‘Full’ Record99
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Founded in 1980 by a local businessman and keen musician, Miles Rackowe, who believed that Cambridge deserved an orchestra comprised of local musicians, performing to the highest standard. It is now acknowledged to be one of the leading orchestras of the region. The orchestra is entirely independently run, and, thanks to generous sponsorship from local businesses over the years, it has been able to perform at least three concerts a year, thus establishing itself as one of Cambridge’s more permanent musical institutions.’

+ Sinfonia of Cambridge
Visits to the Website38
Views of The ‘Full’ Record59

‘A non-auditioning, mixed choir of roughly 100 members, based in St Ives, Cambridgeshire ... We perform a wide range of works from the traditional classical choral repertoire with up to four concerts each year ...  St Ives Choral Society sets aside up to £1000 per annum to enable the Society to award bursaries to young people under the age of 18 who sing on a regular basis as Choral Society Junior Members.’

Category Choral Societies
+ St Ives Choral Society
Visits to the Website11
Views of The ‘Full’ Record20
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'One of the finest collegiate choirs in the world – known and loved by millions from its broadcasts, concert tours and over 90 recordings. Founded in the 1670s, the Choir is known for its rich, warm and distinctive sound, its expressive interpretations and its ability to sing in a variety of styles. Alongside this discipline, the Choir is particularly proud of its happy, relaxed and mutually supportive atmosphere.'

+ St John's College Cambridge Choir
Visits to the Website315
Views of The ‘Full’ Record469

‘We are a Cambridgeshire Big Band that performs a vibrant mix of Jazz, Funk and Latin sounds for both public and private engagements. The 15 talented musicians operate to a highly professional standard and put on an entertaining and varied show.’

Category Big Bands
+ St Neots Big Band
Visits to the Website77
Views of The ‘Full’ Record129

‘A local society performing five concerts a year. All our members and venues are local to St. Neots ... There are no auditions, but it helps to be able to sight read ... The Society is always looking for new members, patrons or audience.‘

Category Choral Societies
+ St Neots Choral Society
Visits to the Website9
Views of The ‘Full’ Record20
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘With a mixture of professional and amateur musicians coming together to perform a broad repertoire, St Neots Concert Band has a lot to offer for those in the local area who enjoy live music, whether listening or playing. Founded in 2005 ... the band has since grown both in standard and size ... playing music from various genres and performing one or more concerts each term. Our members play instruments across the woodwind, brass and percussion families.’

+ St Neots Concert Band
Visits to the Website57
Views of The ‘Full’ Record401

‘We were founded in 1989 with the mission to enable local musicians to have fun playing in an orchestra and to perform public concerts of popular works several times a year for local music lovers ... We often have vacancies for players, who should be Grade VII+ of the Associated Board of Examiners. String and brass players in particular are always welcome.‘

+ St Neots Sinfonia
Visits to the Website53
Views of The ‘Full’ Record118
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘A mixed chamber choir of about 20 voices based in Peterborough. The choir was formed in the early 1970s by a group of Lay Clerks from the Cathedral Choir, who wished to sing music other than the day-to-day cathedral repertoire. Although membership is now open to all, a close relationship with the Cathedral has always been maintained and is highly valued. The Choir performs concerts in and around Peterborough, and occasionally joins with other choirs and orchestras for joint concerts. We present concerts of sacred and secular works, both accompanied and unaccompanied. Our wide-ranging repertoire spans eight centuries, from the 15th century to the present day, and often has a particular emphasis on British composers.’

Category Chamber Choirs
+ St Peter’s Singers [Peterborough]
Visits to the Website52
Views of The ‘Full’ Record154

‘The Choir really is for everyone and welcomes members of all ages and abilities. Although it is a Christian choir it welcomes anyone who would like to join. Music ranges from soulful, traditional spirituals and early gospel songs, to lively modern songs as well as those written specifically for the choir.’

Category Gospel Choirs
+ Sutton Bridge Gospel Choir
Visits to the Website92
Views of The ‘Full’ Record132

‘We are a friendly, small choir with community spirit who perform our own concerts and contribute to local events throughout the year. Our members come from a wide area in South Cambridgeshire, including the villages of Swavesey, Over, Willingham, Fenstanton, Fen Drayton and Hilton, and the towns of St Ives and Huntingdon. If you have always enjoyed singing then come and join us. We are here to have fun whilst we sing together! ... New members will find a warm welcome and a supportive environment.  There are no auditions, nor is it necessary to read music.’

Category Community Choirs
+ Swavesey Community Choir
Visits to the Website48
Views of The ‘Full’ Record106
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘A mixed-voice, a-cappella chamber choir of 15 singers, based in Cambridgeshire. Available for concerts, weddings, church services and charity events ... We sing secular and sacred, contemporary and period music in a wide variety of genres. We hold between six and ten concerts a year to raise money for local charities.’

+ Tapestry Singers [Huntingdon]
Visits to the Website107
Views of The ‘Full’ Record151
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'A local group formed over 100 years ago (our first production was in 1905). Our productions range from full scale musical productions, compilations, dramas and also our popular youth group “WisKids”.’

+ Wisbech Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society
Visits to the Website93
Also indexedWisKids
Views of The ‘Full’ Record245

Wisbech Theatre (now the Angles Theatre) is accepted as the eighth oldest working theatre in the country ... In 1978 It was re-discovered and re-opened as a theatre ...  From the beginnings in 1978 scores of productions, both amateur and professional, have followed ... Right from the start the Angles has not only been about shows. Its remit was, and still is, to provide a focal point for the theatrical arts for the local community, with a special accent on the young.'

@ Angles Theatre Wisbech
Visits to the Website216
Views of The ‘Full’ Record270

Since the days of King Canute (c. 1000) music has played an important role in the on-going life of the Cathedral. The Cathedral has 4 choirs directed by musicians of great distinction: Boy Choristers; Girl Choristers; The Ely Imps; Ely Cathedral Octagon Singers ... Concerts, performed by one, some or all of its choirs are a regular feature and its choir(s) are sometimes joined by famous conductors, singers or orchestras ... The Cathedral Organ is regarded as one of the largest and finest instruments of its kind in the South East of England. Organ recitals are a regular feature in the Cathedral diary.'

Category Cathedrals
@ Ely Cathedral
Visits to the Website142
Views of The ‘Full’ Record235
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘The principal art museum of the University of Cambridge, with world-class collections spanning centuries and civilisations.’ Events include a weekly series of early Sunday afternoon recitals: ‘Admission is by token, 1 per person, available at the Founder’s Entrance desk on a first-come first-served basis from 12.00 on the day of the concert. Space is limited and there is no standing room available. There is a voluntary collection after the concert’.

@ Fitzwilliam Museum
Visits to the Website97
Views of The ‘Full’ Record164
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Music is a central part of our life here at Great St Mary's. We hold a commitment to the highest standards we can achieve and also seek to include all who want to participate — we pride ourselves on our open and welcoming atmosphere. Great St. Mary’s has a dual role as a Parish church, and church to the University of Cambridge.  As such, it has always attracted musicians of the highest calibre. Our majestic and beautiful sanctuary is one of few to boast two fine pipe organs, which are often used together for special services. We are blessed to have five choirs, an orchestra, the Michaelhouse Chorale, and recitals throughout the year ... The Academy of Great St. Mary’s embraces a wide range of musical activities taking place at the church. This includes orchestral and choral concerts, organ recitals, workshops, “come and sing” and other music education activities.‘

Category Greater Churches
@ Great St Mary’s Cambridge
Visits to the Website36
Also indexedAcademy of Great St Mary’s
Views of The ‘Full’ Record68
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Apart from the “Concerts at Kings” and “Easter at King's” series, King's hosts a number of concerts, mostly during term time. These concerts include those organised by the King’s College Music Society (KCMS).’ There is also a series of frequent organ recitals, plus of course events around and about Christmas.

@ King’s College Chapel Cambridge
Visits to the Website12
Also indexedKing’s College Music Society
Views of The ‘Full’ Record17
Concerts and Recitals Season

FEATURED Prolific provider of concerts and recitals. Normally offers several events per month, at least during their season(s). I have simply and routinely flagged the 1st day of each month as an aide-memoire: check the Website for details.

Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Peterborough Cathedral has a lively programme of concerts, talks, exhibitions and other events. We very much hope to see you at one soon ... The Cathedral’s four-manual Hill organ is one of the finest of its kind in the country. Originally built in 1894, it has since undergone a number of refurbishments and is currently being re-pitched from "Old Philharmonic" to "Standard" concert pitch.'

Category Cathedrals
@ Peterborough Cathedral
Visits to the Website128
Views of The ‘Full’ Record216

‘An inspiring space in South Cambridgeshire providing educational activities for all ages. We host concerts and music workshops, and a diverse range of lectures and art courses in a range of disciplines. Stapleford Granary is the home of the ACE Foundation, our parent charity, which aims to support cultural and international understanding. The converted farm buildings provide the perfect setting for shared educational and cultural pursuits.’

@ Stapleford Granary
Visits to the Website129
Views of The ‘Full’ Record174

The acoustics of Trinity Chapel make it an excellent venue for concerts. The College Music Society organises numerous concerts during University Term, and other organizations promote concerts here ... Trinity’s magnificent mechanical-action organ is regarded as one of the finest organs in the United Kingdom. The original instrument was built by the famous "Father" Smith in 1694 and 1706 ... In 1976 the Swiss firm Metzler Söhne completed the present mechanical-action instrument based on the surviving pipework, and within the original cases, of the 1694 and 1706 'Father' Smith organs. The 42-rank instrument is remarkable for its meticulous craftsmanship and durability, in addition to its rich but gentle resonance and its exquisite balance.'

Category Chapels
@ Trinity College Chapel Cambridge
Visits to the Website218
Also indexedTrinity College Music Society
Views of The ‘Full’ Record341

'One of Cambridge’s premiere music venues. Ideally situated only minutes’ walk from the famous Cambridge Backs and King’s College, it is renowned for its superb acoustic qualities.'

@ West Road Concert Hall
Visits to the Website131
Views of The ‘Full’ Record213
Concerts and Recitals Season

FEATURED Prolific provider of concerts and recitals. Normally offers several events per month, at least during their season(s). I have simply and routinely flagged the 1st day of each month as an aide-memoire: check the Website for details.

Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

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