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CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
SEASON 2015-16
Principal Sponsor
WELCOME
At the heart of University music-making, CUMS exists to enhance the
excellence of music performance at Cambridge. Our ensembles bring bold
programmes to the platform and the 2015-2016 Season promises to be our
most exciting yet.
This Autumn boasts a terrific wealth of opportunities for our musicians,
including CUCO performing at London’s Kings Place and John Wilson
conducting Rachmaninov’s Symphony No.2 with CUMS Symphony Orchestra.
In October, selected instrumentalists perform in a programme of
contemporary music alongside members of the Philharmonia Orchestra. For
our most ambitious event of the season, we are thrilled to welcome Richard
Farnes, Music Director of Opera North, to conduct Act I of Verdi’s Otello, in
King’s College Chapel. In the final term, I am particularly looking forward to
welcoming Paul Daniel who will conduct CUCO in a performance of Brahms’
impassioned 3rd Symphony.
Our Lunchtime Concert Series continues its varied offering through the year,
which includes the Cambridge University Chamber Choir, New Music
Ensemble, the Gesualdo Six and the Cambridge University Percussion
Ensemble – all free to attend! Our Competitions augment the exceptional
opportunities for the University’s most talented musicians. The 2015 Concerto
Competition winner, Julia Hwang, will perform with returning conductor Carlos
Izcaray. Joel Sandelson, our Conducting Scholar, tackles Mahler’s monumental
5th Symphony in October; and the première of a new work by our Composerin-Residence, Chris Mortlock, promises to be an unmissable addition to the diary.
We say farewell to Stephen Cleobury after a distinguished association with
CUMS for over 30 years. For his final concert in June, Stephen has chosen
Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius and is joined by three outstanding soloists who
all started their musical careers in Cambridge.
Special thanks go to our volunteers, supporters and our new Principal Sponsor,
TTP Group, without whose generosity the work of CUMS would not be
possible. I look forward to the season ahead and hope you enjoy the wonderful
music on offer.
Rees Webster, CUMS Student President
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Season Highlights
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To find out more about supporting CUMS please
contact Sophie Nairac, CUMS Fundraising
Coordinator, at [email protected]
Michaelmas Term Concerts
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Lent Term Concerts
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TTP Group – Principal Sponsor
Easter Term Concerts
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Christ’s College
The Lunchtime Concert Series
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Churchill College
Music on Tour: Beyond Cambridge
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CONTENTS
Thank you to our Supporters and Funders, without
whose support this season would not be possible.
Jesus College
King's College
Newnham College
Orpheus & Bacchus Festival
Queens’ College
St John’s College
University of Cambridge Faculty of Music
University of Cambridge Societies Syndicate
West Road Concert Hall
Wolfson College
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Alto, CUMS Chorus
Singing in the Chorus has provided some glorious musical
experiences, and this year is no exception as our season includes
well-loved choral works and the opportunity to explore a rare
oratorio by Louis Spohr. Rachmaninov described his choral
masterpiece The Bells as ‘of all my works the one I love most’ and
I am particularly excited to perform it in all its glory in Russian.
Ending the year with The Dream of Gerontius will be a moving
moment for the Chorus as, with three outstanding Cambridge
alumni as soloists, we mark Stephen Cleobury’s final concert as
Principal Conductor.
Natalie Rickard
Violinist, Cambridge University Chamber Orchestra
I have played in the Cambridge University Chamber Orchestra for
the past year, and have hugely enjoyed being part of such a
dynamic ensemble, playing a range of repertoire from Mozart's
Piano Concerto No.4 with Stephen Kovacevich to Britten's War
Requiem with the Britten Sinfonia. This season, I’m particularly
looking forward to Paul Daniel joining us for Stravinsky, and it is a
real treat that Jack Liebeck has found time in his busy schedule to
come to perform the sensational Lindberg Violin Concerto.
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Photos © Tom Porteous
SEASON HIGHLIGHTS
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Charlotte Sutherell
Conductor, Cambridge University Wind Orchestra
This is shaping up to be a hugely enjoyable musical season
for members of the Cambridge University Wind Orchestra
and I am delighted to be conducting all of their concerts
this year. Highlights include the annual Varsity concert (in
which we share the stage with the wind orchestra from the
University of Oxford), the ever-popular schools concert
(which will include some choreographically striking
moments in our performance of Eric Whitacre’s Godzilla
Eats Las Vegas) and our joint concert with the CUMS
Concert Orchestra.
SEASON HIGHLIGHTS
Adam Hickox
Jonathan Morell
Percussionist, CUMS Symphony Orchestra
This coming year is going to be very exciting as a
percussionist in CUMS SO. I am very much looking
forward to being able to perform one of my favourite
works, Mahler's Fifth Symphony, in Michaelmas term. In
addition, the Cambridge University Percussion Ensemble
(comprising percussionists primarily from CUMS SO) will
perform in the Lunchtime series, affording players the
opportunity to experience not only standard ensemble
repertoire, but also newly-composed works. This year
promises to be a lot of fun.
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MICHAELMAS TERM 2015
Alumni Festival:
Come & Sing
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FRIDAY 25 SEPTEMBER 2015, 9.30PM
Rehearsals 4.30pm - 6.00pm & 7.45pm - 9.15pm
KING’S COLLEGE CHAPEL
Parry I was Glad
Rutter Gloria
Marshall Psalm 150
Widor arr. Willcocks Sing!
Cambridge University Alumni Chorus
Prime Brass
Stephen Cleobury conductor
Tom Etheridge organ
Tickets: £10
Participant Tickets: £15 plus £4 score hire
SATURDAY 10 OCTOBER 2015, 2.00PM
KING’S COLLEGE CHAPEL
A jubilant concert of contemporary music for choirs and
brass featuring the Cambridge University Trumpet
Ensemble and the New Wallace Collection, directed by
John Wallace, alongside a wealth of fine choirs from
King’s and its environs.
The King’s Men – Patrick Dunachie director
King’s Voices – Ben Parry director
King’s Junior Voices – Lynette Alcántara director
Cambridge University Chamber Choir –
Mark Gotham director
Concanenda – Alexandra Schwinn director
Tickets: £10 | Students: admission free
For full programme details visit
www.kings.cam.ac.uk/events/contemporary-music
© Gabriella Morris
Contact Maggie Heywood for details and tickets:
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Massed Choirs Matinee
CUCO Performs
Mozart Sinfonia Concertante
SUNDAY 11 OCTOBER 2015,
8.00PM
KING’S COLLEGE CHAPEL
Wagner Siegfried Idyll
Mozart Sinfonia Concertante K.364
Schubert Symphony No.9
George Benjamin
At First Light
Thomas Adès
Chamber Symphony
Judith Weir
Heroic Strokes of the Bow
Philharmonia Orchestra
Members of CUMS
MICHAELMAS TERM 2015
Philharmonia
Orchestra
and members
of CUMS
SATURDAY 24 OCTOBER 2015, 8.00PM
WEST ROAD CONCERT HALL
Cambridge University Chamber Orchestra
Natalia Luis-Bassa conductor
Charles Mutter violin
Alistair Scahill viola
Tickets: £20, £14, £10
Concessions: £18, £12, £8
Students: £5
CHARLES MUTTER
NATALIA LUIS-BASSA
ALISTAIR SCAHILL
George Benjamin
Stephen Cleobury
Mark Gotham
conductors
© Sim Canetty-Clarke
© Betty Zapata
© Sim Canetty-Clarke
Tickets: £15
Students: admission free
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SATURDAY 31 OCTOBER 2015, 8.00PM
WEST ROAD CONCERT HALL
CUMS Symphony Orchestra
Joel Sandelson conductor
(CUMS Conducting Scholar 2015-2016)
Tickets: £20, £14, £10
Concessions: £18, £12, £8
Students: £5
CUMS Chorus
Performs Berlioz
WEDNESDAY 11 NOVEMBER 2015, 7.30PM
KING’S COLLEGE CHAPEL
Widor arr. Willcocks Sing!
Berlioz Te Deum
Saint-Saëns Symphony No.3 ‘Organ’
BBC Concert Orchestra
King’s College Choir
CUMS Chorus
Stephen Cleobury conductor
Thomas Trotter organ
John Daszak tenor
Tickets: £60, £40, £30, £22, £15
Students: £5 on the door, subject to availability
Please note: this concert will be
broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.
KING’S COLLEGE CHOIR
JOEL SANDELSON
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In partnership
with
© Paul Grover / King's College Cambridge
By kind permission of the Provost and Scholars of King's College, Cambridge
MICHAELMAS TERM 2015
Mahler Symphony No.5
Celebrating Rachmaninov
Cambridge University Musical
Society’s second symphony orchestra
SATURDAY 21 NOVEMBER 2015, 8.00PM
KING’S COLLEGE CHAPEL
THURSDAY 19 NOVEMBER 2015, 8.00PM
WEST ROAD CONCERT HALL
Rachmaninov All-Night Vigil ‘Vespers’ (excerpts)
Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Rachmaninov The Bells
Brahms Academic Festival Overture
Tchaikovsky Marche Slave
Grieg Peer Gynt Suite No.1
Sibelius Finlandia
East Anglia Chamber Orchestra
CUMS Chorus
Stephen Cleobury conductor
Edward Reeve piano
CUMS Concert Orchestra
Rees Webster conductor
(CUMS Concerto Competition 2015 prize-winner)
Evelina Dobračeva soprano
Joshua Ellicott tenor
Mark Stone bass
Tickets: £10
Concessions: £8
Students: £3
MICHAELMAS TERM 2015
CUMS Concert Orchestra
Tickets: £30, £20, £15
Students: £26, £16, £11 or £5 on the door,
subject to availability
STEPHEN CLEOBURY
© Tom Porteous
© Tom Porteous
EDWARD REEVE
© King’s College/ D Scanlan
REES WEBSTER
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MICHAELMAS TERM 2015
Howard Shelley
Performs Beethoven
SATURDAY 28 NOVEMBER 2015, 8.00PM
WEST ROAD CONCERT HALL
SUNDAY 29 NOVEMBER 2015, 6.30PM
KINGS PLACE, LONDON
Mozart Symphony No.35, K.385 ‘Haffner’
Beethoven Piano Concerto No.2
Mendelssohn Symphony No.4 ‘Italian’
Cambridge University Chamber Orchestra
Howard Shelley piano, conductor
West Road Tickets: £20, £14, £10
Concessions: £18, £12, £8
Students: £5
HOWARD SHELLEY
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© Eric Richmond
Kings Place Tickets: £14.50 - £29.50
Post-Concert Drinks: see page 22 for details
MICHAELMAS TERM 2015
Arutiunian Trumpet Concerto
A Russian Evening
with John Wilson
WEDNESDAY 2 DECEMBER 2015, 8.00PM
WEST ROAD CONCERT HALL
SATURDAY 5 DECEMBER 2015, 8.00PM
WEST ROAD CONCERT HALL
John Williams arr. Fienga Star Wars
Arutiunian Trumpet Concerto
Shostakovich Jazz Suite No.2
Holst Suite No.2 in F major
Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.1
Rachmaninov Symphony No.2
Cambridge University Wind Orchestra
Adam Hickox conductor
Matilda Lloyd trumpet
CUMS Symphony Orchestra
Fiachra Garvey piano
John Wilson conductor
(CUMS Concerto Competition 2015 prize-winner)
Tickets: £20, £14, £10
Concessions: £18, £12, £8
Students: £5
FIACHRA GARVEY
© Tom Porteous
MATILDA LLOYD
JOHN WILSON
© Sim Canetty-Clarke
Tickets: £10
Concessions: £8
Students: £3
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© Cliver Barda
SATURDAY 16 JANUARY 2016, 8.00PM
KING’S COLLEGE CHAPEL
Rachmaninov Die Toteninsel (Isle of the Dead)
Debussy La Mer
Verdi Otello Act I
Cambridge
University
Jazz Orchestra
FRIDAY 29 JANUARY 2016,
7.30PM
WEST ROAD CONCERT HALL
Cambridge University Chamber Orchestra
Members of CUMS Symphony Orchestra
Choirs of Jesus, Selwyn and Trinity Colleges
Members of CUMS Chorus and Cambridge University Chamber Choir
The highlight of the CUJO year with
special guest
For full programme details visit
www.cujo.org.uk closer to the time.
To find out about CUJO gigs
throughout the year sign up to our
monthly newsletters at
www.cums.org.uk
Richard Farnes conductor
Soloists include Ronald Samm tenor
Tickets: £35, £30, £20
Students: £31, £26, £16 or
£5 on the door, subject to availability
RONALD SAMM IN VERDI’S
OTELLO, OPERA NORTH
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY JAZZ ORCHESTRA
RICHARD FARNES
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© Cliver Barda
© Johannes Hjorth
LENT TERM 2016
Verdi Otello in King’s
Beethoven Symphony No.4
SATURDAY 27 FEBRUARY 2016, 8.00PM
WEST ROAD CONCERT HALL
TUESDAY 9 FEBRUARY 2016,
8.00PM
WEST ROAD CONCERT HALL
R Strauss Overture and Dance scene from ‘Ariadne auf Naxos’
Chris Mortlock (CUMS Composer in Residence 2015-2016) New Work
Ibert Flute Concerto
Beethoven Symphony No.4
The finest chamber musicians in the
University present a varied
programme of chamber works.
Cambridge University Chamber Orchestra
Gerry Cornelius conductor
Rosalind Ridout flute (CUMS Concerto Competition 2015 prize-winner)
For full programme details visit
www.westroad.org closer to
the time.
Tickets: £20, £14, £10
Concessions: £18, £12, £8
Students: £5
Tickets: £10
Concessions: £8
Students: £3
ROSALIND RIDOUT
LENT TERM 2016
Instrumental
Awards Scheme
Showcase
© Johannes Hjorth
GERRY CORNELIUS
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LENT TERM 2016
Cambridge University Wind Orchestra
Schools Concert
Beethoven Piano
Concerto No.1
WEDNESDAY 2 MARCH 2016, 1.00PM
WEST ROAD CONCERT HALL
THURSDAY 3 MARCH 2016,
8.00PM
WEST ROAD CONCERT HALL
Bernstein Candide Overture
Dukas arr. Winterbottom Sorcerer's Apprentice
Hesketh Danceries Set 1
Giancchino arr. Bocook Music from ‘The Incredibles’
Beethoven Egmont Overture
Vaughan Williams English Folk
Song Suite
Beethoven Piano Concerto No.1
Cambridge University Wind Orchestra
Adam Hickox conductor
CUMS Concert Orchestra
Rees Webster conductor
Nina del Ser piano
A varied and playful programme aimed at sparking the imagination of
children whilst teaching them about music. Pieces will be displayed with a
colourful projected presentation. Open to schools by invitation – if your
school would like to attend please contact Matthew Kemp at
[email protected] The concert welcomes home-schooled children.
(CUMS Concerto Competition 2015 prize-winner)
Tickets: £10
Concessions: £8
Students: £3
ADAM HICKOX
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© Tom Porteous
© Tom Porteous
NINA DEL SER
FRIDAY 4 MARCH 2016,
7.30PM
LSO ST LUKE’S, LONDON
SUNDAY 6 MARCH 2016,
8.00PM
WEST ROAD CONCERT HALL
CUMS Chorus
Faust Chamber Orchestra
Mark Austin conductor
A rare performance of Spohr's
oratorio, hugely popular with
audiences in the 19th century until
the First World War. Spohr was a
leading musician of his age virtuoso violinist, a friend of
Beethoven, the first conductor to
use a baton, and the inventor of
rehearsal letters. His unique blend of
Romanticism and Handel-like choral
writing is now being rediscovered by
performers and audiences alike.
Shakespeare 400
SATURDAY 5 MARCH 2016,
7.30PM
ROBINSON COLLEGE
CHAPEL
Shakespeare in music - a
programme of solo songs and part
songs, to mark the 400th
anniversary of the death of William
Shakespeare and the 70th birthday
of Giles Swayne.
Solo songs from Purcell to
Dankworth, and choral music by
Vaughan Williams, George Shearing
and a new work by CUMS Composer
in Residence, Chris Mortlock.
Cambridge University
Chamber Choir
Tim Brown conductor
Stephen Varcoe baritone
Daniel Pailthorpe flute
LENT TERM 2016
Spohr The Last
Judgement
King’s Foundation
Concert
SATURDAY 12 MARCH 2016,
5.30PM
KING’S COLLEGE CHAPEL
Beethoven Violin Concerto
Beethoven Mass in C
King's Choral Scholars,
past and present
Cambridge University
Chamber Orchestra
Stephen Cleobury conductor
Krysia Osostowicz violin
Tickets: £40, £30, £22, £15
Students: £5
KRYSIA OSOSTOWICZ
Tickets: £12
Students: £5
West Road Tickets: £20, £14, £10
Concessions: £18, £12, £8
Students: £5
© Giorgia Bertazzi
LSO St Luke’s Tickets: £25, £21, £18
Students: £10
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LENT TERM 2016
Brahms Violin Concerto
SATURDAY 12 MARCH 2016, 8.00PM
WEST ROAD CONCERT HALL
Brahms Violin Concerto
Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade
CUMS Symphony Orchestra
Carlos Izcaray conductor
Julia Hwang violin
(CUMS Concerto Competition Winner)
Tickets: £20, £14, £10
Concessions: £18, £12, £8
Students: £5
CARLOS IZCARAY
JULIA HWANG
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Godzilla Eats
Las Vegas
SATURDAY 7 MAY 2016, 8.00PM
WEST ROAD CONCERT HALL
THURSDAY 12 MAY 2016,
8.00PM
WEST ROAD CONCERT HALL
Stravinsky Pulcinella Suite
Lindberg Violin Concerto
Brahms Symphony No.3
Ticheli Vesuvius
Whitacre Godzilla Eats Las Vegas
Hess East Coast Pictures
Verdi La Traviata Overture
Dvořák Czech Suite
Cambridge University Chamber Orchestra
Paul Daniel conductor
Jack Liebeck violin
Tickets: £20, £14, £10
Concessions: £18, £12, £8
Students: £5
PAUL DANIEL
Cambridge University
Wind Orchestra
CUMS Concert Orchestra
Adam Hickox, Rees Webster
conductors
JACK LIEBECK
© Chris Dunlop
© Frances Andrijich
Tickets: £10
Concessions: £8
Students: £3
EASTER TERM 2016
Paul Daniel conducts Brahms
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EASTER TERM 2016
CUMS May Week Concert: The Dream of Gerontius
SATURDAY 11 JUNE 2016, 7.30PM
SAFFRON HALL, SAFFRON WALDEN
Elgar's monumental and moving oratorio The Dream of Gerontius has been chosen by Stephen Cleobury for his last
concert as CUMS Chorus Principal conductor, celebrating 30 outstanding years of music-making.
CUMS Chorus
CUMS Symphony Orchestra
Stephen Cleobury conductor
Jennifer Johnston mezzo-soprano
Andrew Kennedy tenor
Ashley Riches bass
Tickets: £28, £22, £15, £10
Students: £24, £18, £11, £6 or £5 on the door, subject to availability
ANDREW KENNEDY
ASHLEY RICHES
© Benjamin Ealovega
JENNIFER JOHNSTON
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EASTER TERM 2016
© Paul Grover / King's College Cambridge
By kind permission of the Provost and Scholars of King's College, Cambridge
STEPHEN CLEOBURY
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LUNCHTIME CONCERTS
Cambridge University
Lunchtime Concert Series
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Michaelmas Term 2015
13 October
THE AULA ENSEMBLE
Bliss Conversations
Alex Woolf Stormchaser (New work)
Martinů Nonet
ADMISSION FREE
1.10pm – 1.55pm West Road Concert Hall
unless otherwise stated
Helen McKeown
President, CULC
The Lunchtime Concert series showcases the University’s
finest musical talent, offering the perfect break from your
hectic daily routine. Taking place every Tuesday at
1.10pm, these concerts explore an impressive range of
music from Byrd, Beethoven and Brahms to Debussy,
Hovhaness and Thelonious Monk. This year’s programme
is looking particularly diverse, featuring a jazz concert, a
Mozart opera in concert performance, and a greater
exploration of new music - all alongside the return of
established CULC favourites such as the Cambridge
University Collegium Musicum in Lent term. Don’t miss
out on the opportunity to hear fantastic repertoire from
top musicians, all admission free!
20 October
ALEX RODZIANKO, piano
Rachmaninov Morceaux de fantaisie, Op.3
Beethoven Piano Sonata, Op.81a ‘Les Adieux’
27 October
THE GESUALDO SIX
directed by Owain Park
Sacred Flemish Renaissance Polyphony 1400-1600,
including works by Ockeghem and Josquin des Prez
Schütz Italian Madrigals
3 November
JAZZ ENSEMBLE
directed by Ben Jones
Music by Joe Henderson, Jasper Høiby, Chris Potter and
Thelonious Monk
© Tom Porteous
10 November
JOEL SANDELSON, cello
(CUMS Concerto Competition prize-winner) &
NAOMI WOO, piano
Brahms Sonata No.1 for Piano and Cello in E minor, Op.38
Sonata No.2 for Piano and Cello in F major, Op.99
24 November
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY TRUMPET ENSEMBLE &
EDWARD REEVE, piano
Alan Hovhaness Khaldis (Concerto for Piano, Four
Trumpets and Percussion)
GRANTA WIND QUINTET
Mozart Movements from Serenade No.10 in B flat major,
K.361 ‘Gran Partita’, arr. John Whitfield
Lent Term 2016
26 January
JACK MAINWARING, flute
(CUMS Concerto Competition prize-winner)
16 February (St John’s College Divinity School)
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY COLLEGIUM MUSICUM,
directed by Margaret Faultless, Director of Performance
Studies and co-leader of the Orchestra of the Age of
Enlightenment
A Grand Tour: Suites and Sonatas from across Europe
performed on period instruments
1 March
INSTRUMENTAL AWARDS SCHEME CONCERT
Performances by musicians from the Cambridge
University Instrumental Award Scheme to celebrate the
music of Sir William Sterndale Bennett
8 March
ENSEMBLE PRO-VICTORIA
co-directed by Toby Ward and Humphrey Thompson
Music for Passiontide: Eight-piece vocal ensemble,
performing works by Taverner, Byrd, Tallis & Parsons
Flute recital including Debussy Syrinx
Fauré Fantaisie, Op.79
Ian Clarke Hypnosis
Easter Term 2016
HUEY LAI, violin, AIDAN HASLAM, cello &
KATIE WONG, piano
Beethoven Piano Trio in C minor, Op.1, No.3
19 April
NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE CONCERT
A programme of contemporary music
2 February (St John’s College Divinity School)
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY CHAMBER CHOIR
directed by Nicholas Mulroy
Love’s Fire; Love’s Ashes - The Art of Claudio Monteverdi:
Madrigals from books 4, 5 and 6
26 April
JAMS COLEMAN, piano
Chopin Preludes, Op.28
9 February 1.10 - 2.15pm
CUMS CONCERTO COMPETITION FINAL
Performances by the CUMS Concerto Competition Finalists
LUNCHTIME CONCERTS
17 November
THE PERCIVAL ENSEMBLE
directed by Bertie Baigent
Mozart Bastien und Bastienne, K.50 (Concert Performance)
3 May
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE
An exciting and inventive programme which will include
Enrico Nicola Cascavilla's music from the silent movie,
Haunted House
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MUSIC ON TOUR
Music On Tour:
Beyond Cambridge
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POST-CONCERT DRINKS
AT KINGS PLACE, LONDON
Sunday 29 November
Join Howard Shelley and members of
the Cambridge University Chamber
Orchestra for post-concert drinks in
the stunning surroundings of Kings
Place.
For further details please contact
Sophie Nairac, CUMS Fundraising
Coordinator, at [email protected]
CUMS ON TOUR In 2016
In July 2015 CUMS Symphony Orchestra
toured the Netherlands receiving
standing ovations and were thrilled to
have one of their concerts broadcast
live on local television. This season
CUMS Chorus travel to Rome from
1 - 4 April 2016 and will be performing
in two of the city's beautiful churches
with conductor Mark Austin.
CUWO are delighted to be performing
closer to home: in Oxford for their
annual Wind Orchestras’ Varsity concert
and, for the first time, they will be
visiting Bristol University to perform
with the University’s Wind Orchestra.
Come and enjoy our London
Chamber Music recitals where the
University’s finest musicians perform
in intimate and exclusive venues.
These vibrant social events mix
music, wine and conversation with
the musicians.
To be the first to find out about the
next concert, sign up to our London
mailing list at
www.cums.org.uk/alumni
CUMS Symphony Orchestra in
the Oude Kerk in Delft, July 2015
© Andy Campbell Smith
For full details visit our website
www.cums.org.uk
LONDON CHAMBER
MUSIC RECITALS
OUR HISTORY
CUMS is one of the oldest and most distinguished
university music societies in the world. It offers a worldclass musical education for members of the University
and local residents, nurturing the great musicians of the
future and providing performing opportunities for over
500 Cambridge musicians every year. The society has
played a pivotal role in British musical life for over 170
years. 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. Since
the 1870s, CUMS has enjoyed the leadership of several of
Britain’s finest musicians, including Sir Charles Villiers
Stanford, Sir David Willcocks, Sir Philip Ledger, and, from
1983 to 2009, Stephen Cleobury. In 2009, Stephen
Cleobury assumed a new role as Principal Conductor of
the CUMS Chorus, Sir Roger Norrington was appointed
as Principal Guest Conductor and a series was launched
to expose CUMS members to a succession of world-class
visiting conductors. In 2010, CUMS entered another new
phase when it merged with the Cambridge University
Chamber Orchestra and Cambridge University Music
Club. In October 2010, the Society launched the
Cambridge University Lunchtime Concerts – a new series
of weekly chamber recitals at West Road Concert Hall
showcasing our finest musical talent. In 2011 it welcomed
the Cambridge University Chamber Choir, which is
directed by Martin Ennis and David Lowe. Most recently,
© Tom Porteous
Our History
David Hill conducting Verdi Requiem in King’s College Chapel, June 2015
in 2014, the Cambridge University Jazz Orchestra and
the Cambridge University New Music Ensemble joined
CUMS as associate ensembles. CUMS continues to
provide opportunities for our finest student soloists and
conductors by awarding conducting scholarships and
concerto prizes, and it encourages new music by running
a Composition Competition and premièring at least one
new work each year. Recent highlights have included
Wagner’s Parsifal (Act III) conducted by Sir Mark Elder, a
recording of Haydn and Mozart symphonies with Sir
Roger Norrington, a recording of The Epic of Everest’s
original score for the British Film Institute and Britten’s
War Requiem conducted by Stephen Cleobury in Ely
Cathedral.
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THE SUPPORTERS’ CIRCLE
The Supporters’ Circle
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Since it was founded in 1843, CUMS has provided unique
opportunities for successive generations of Cambridge
musicians. It has immeasurably enriched the cultural life
of the University and City, and, having launched many of
the biggest careers in classical music, it has played a pivotal role in the musical world beyond. CUMS receives no
core funding from the University, and income from ticket
sales does not meet the full cost of delivering a worldclass musical education. The CUMS Supporters’ Circle
has been established to address this pressing financial
need. All those who value Cambridge’s vibrant musical
heritage, and want to maintain it for the 21st century, are
invited to join the Circle.
Benefactor: £250 – £499 per annum
Principal Benefactor: £500 – £999 per annum
• All of the above, plus opportunities to sit in on selected
rehearsals.
The Stanford Circle: £1,000 – £2,499 per annum
The Vaughan Williams Circle: £2,500+ per annum
The Britten Circle: £10,000+ per annum
• All of the above, plus the opportunity to be recognised
as the supporter of a specific activity each season.
© Tom Porteous
JOIN THE SUPPORTERS’ CIRCLE
To become a member of the Supporters’ Circle, contact
our Secretary, Christine Skeen: CUMS Supporters’ Circle
Cambridge University, 11 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DP
Donor: £100 – £249 per annum
• Contributing membership of the Society.
• Entitlement to priority booking for tickets.
• The opportunity to buy a full season ticket.
• Acknowledgement in programmes and website.
• Invitation to drinks reception each term at West Road.
• Regular updates on key projects and events.
For concerts in King’s College
Chapel on 10 & 11 October 2015,
11 November 2015, 12 March 2016
The Shop at King's Box Office
13 King’s Parade, Cambridge CB2 1SP
Monday - Saturday 9.30am - 5.00pm,
& Sunday 10.00am - 4.30pm
shop.kings.cam.ac.uk
Tel: 01223 769340
For Cambridge University
Chamber Orchestra Concert
on 29 November 2015
Kings Place Box Office
90 York Way, London, N1 9AG
www.kingsplace.co.uk
Tel: 020 7520 1490
Monday - Friday 10.00am - 5.00pm,
Saturday 9.00am - 12.00pm
& Sunday 12.00pm - 6.00pm
For CUMS Chorus Concert
on 4 March 2016
LSO St Luke’s Box Office
www.barbican.org.uk or
lso.co.uk/whats-on
Tel: 020 7638 8891
Please visit the Barbican website
for full box office details
For CUMS May Week Concert
on 11 June 2016
Saffron Hall Box Office
www.saffronhall.com
Tel: 0845 548 7650
Please visit the Saffron Hall
website for full box office details
For all other concerts:
ADC Box Office
adcticketing.com
Tel: 01223 300085
ADC Theatre, Park Street,
Cambridge CB5 8AS
Monday - Saturday
1.00pm – 7.00pm
CUCO Season Ticket
Save 20% by booking for all 4 CUCO Concerts
at West Road Concert Hall.
Applications close 23 October 2015 at 5.00pm
BOOKING INFORMATION
Booking Information
Please book your season ticket through the
ADC Box Office.
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INDEX OF CONCERTS
MICHAELMAS TERM 2015
Fri 25 Sep
Come and Sing
CU Alumni Chorus
9.30pm
p.6
Sat 10 Oct
Massed Choirs Matinee
CU Chamber Choir
2.00pm
p.6
Sun 11 Oct
New Music at King’s
Philharmonia Orchestra and members of CUMS
8.00pm
p.7
Tue 13 Oct
Lunchtime Concert
The Aula Esemble
1.10pm
p.20
Tue 20 Oct
Lunchtime Concert
Alex Rodzianko, piano
1.10pm
p.20
Sat 24 Oct
Mozart and Schubert
CU Chamber Orchestra
8.00pm
p.7
Tue 27 Oct
Lunchtime Concert
The Gesualdo Six
1.10pm
p.20
Sat 31 Oct
Mahler Symphony No.5
CUMS Symphony Orchestra
8.00pm
p.8
Tue 3 Nov
Lunchtime Concert
Jazz Ensemble
1.10pm
p.20
Tue 10 Nov
Lunchtime Concert
Joel Sandelson, cello and Naomi Woo, piano
1.10pm
p.20
Wed 11 Nov Berlioz Te Deum
CUMS Chorus
8.00pm
p.8
Tue 17 Nov
Lunchtime Concert
The Percival Ensemble
1.10pm
p.20
Thu 19 Nov
Tchaikovsky & Brahms
CUMS Concert Orchestra
8.00pm
p.9
Sat 21 Nov
Celebrating Rachmaninov
CUMS Chorus
8.00pm
p.9
Tue 24 Nov Lunchtime Concert
CU Trumpet Ensemble and Granta Wind Quantet
1.10pm
p.21
Sat 28 Nov
CU Chamber Orchestra
8.00pm
p.10
Sun 29 Nov Howard Shelley in London
Howard Shelley in Cambridge
CU Chamber Orchestra
6.30pm
p.10
Wed 2 Dec
Arutiunian Trumpet Concerto
CU Wind Orchestra
8.00pm
p.11
Sat 5 Dec
John Wilson conducts
CUMS Symphony Orchestra
8.00pm
p.11
8.00pm
p.12
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Sat 16 Jan
Verdi Otello Act I
CU Chamber Orchestra and College Choirs
Tue 26 Jan
Lunchtime Concert
Jack Mainwaring, Huey Lai, Aidan Haslam, Katie Wong 1.10pm
p.21
Fri 29 Jan
CUJO and Special Guest
CU Jazz Orchestra
7.30pm
p.12
Tue 2 Feb
Lunchtime Concert
Cambridge University Chamber Choir
1.10pm
p.21
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Lunchtime Concert
CUMS Concerto Competition Final
1.10pm
p.21
Tue 9 Feb
IAS Showcase Concert
Instrumental Awards Scheme
8.00pm
p.13
Tue 16 Feb
Lunchtime Concert
Cambridge University Collegium Musicum
1.10pm
p.21
Sat 27 Feb
Gerry Cornelius conducts
CU Chamber Orchestra
8.00pm
p.13
Tue 1 Mar
Lunchtime Concert
Instrumental Awards Scheme Concert
1.10pm
p.21
Wed 2 Mar
Schools Concert
CU Wind Orchestra
1.00pm
p.14
Thu 3 Mar
Beethoven Piano Concerto No.1
CUMS Concert Orchestra
8.00pm
p.14
Fri 4 Mar
The Last Judgement, London
CUMS Chorus
7.30pm
p.15
Sat 5 Mar
Shakespeare 400
Cambridge University Chamber Choir
7.30pm
p.15
Sun 6 Mar
The Last Judgement, Cambridge CUMS Chorus
8.00pm
p.15
Tue 8 Mar
Lunchtime Concert
Ensemble Pro-Victoria
1.10pm
p.21
Sat 12 Mar
King’s Foundation Concert
CU Chamber Orchestra
5.30pm
p.15
Sat 12 Mar
Brahms Violin Concerto
CUMS Symphony Orchestra
8.00pm
p.16
INDEX OF CONCERTS
Tue 9 Feb
EASTER TERM 2016
Tue 19 Apr
Lunchtime Concert
New Music Ensemble Concert
1.10pm
p.21
Tue 26 Apr
Lunchtime Concert
Jams Coleman, piano
1.10pm
p.21
Tue 3 May
Lunchtime Concert
Cambridge University Percussion Ensemble
1.10pm
p.21
Sat 7 May
Paul Daniel conducts
CU Chamber Orchestra
8.00pm
p.17
Thu 12 May
Godzilla Eats Las Vegas
CUMS Concert Orchestra & CU Wind Orchestra
8.00pm
p.17
Sat 11 Jun
May Week Concert
CUMS Chorus and Symphony Orchestra
7.30pm
p.18
For more information about CUMS, our concerts, booking tickets, receiving our e-newsletters or getting involved,
please visit our website, www.cums.org.uk, or email Chloe Davidson at [email protected]
Our website is always up-to-date with the latest Society news, events and contact information for the individual
Society ensembles.
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Cover photos © Tom Porteous
Principal Guest Conductor: Sir Roger Norrington CBE
Principal Conductor, CUMS Chorus: Stephen Cleobury CBE
Principal Guest Conductor, Cambridge University Chamber Orchestra: Peter Stark
Directors, Cambridge University Chamber Choir: Martin Ennis, David Lowe
Chairman of the Trustees: Stuart Laing
Cambridge University Musical Society
West Road Concert Hall
11 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DP
www.cums.org.uk
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