Kellaway Concerts

The Kellaway Concert Series have been made possible by a generous bequest from the estate of the late Donald Kellaway, a Fellow of St Catharine’s College. The series showcases the best instrumental and choral music in the University and also brings to the College professional musicians to coach and collaborate with students.

In recent years, the series has presented large-scale works such as Bach's St John Passion and Monteverdi's Vespers, and hosted artists ranging from early music ensembles such as His Majestys Saggbutts and Cornetts and The Clerks, to solo performers such as pianist Philip Fowke and organists William Whitehead and Andrew Reid. The series also caters for eclectic musical tastes, regularly hosting world and contemporary music programmes, sound installations and jazz.  

Tickets are free to college members and staff; see individual concert details for ticket price.

Tickets can be reserved in advance by completing the form on this page

Kellaway Season 2017-18

Friday 13 October

College Chapel, 6.00 pm lasting one hour

The Siegfried Sinfonia
William Barnes-McCallum Director
John Tothill Narrator

Stravinsky - The Soldier's Tale

£10/£5 (concs)/£2 (students); free to college members and staff

Friday 27 October

College Chapel, 6.00 pm lasting one hour

The Villiers Quartet

Mátyás Seiber - Third String Quartet
Peter Racine Fricker - Second String Quartet

£10/£5 (concs)/£2 (students); free to college members and staff
Concert supported by the Mátyás Seiber Trust

Friday 3 November

College Chapel, 6.00 pm lasting one hour

The Godwine Choir
Edward Hughes Director

Programme to include:
George Dyson - Three Songs of Courage
George Dyson - To Music
Gustav Holst - Welsh Folksongs

£10/£5 (concs)/£2 (students); free to college members and staff

Founded in 2014 by graduates from the University of Cambridge, The Godwine Choir has established itself as one of London's most dynamic and versatile chamber choirs.

The choir is based in St. George The Martyr, Borough, where it sings monthly services and gives regular concerts at leading London venues and further afield. Past engagements include performances in Brussels Cathedral, Sherborne Abbey and the Malcolm Arnold Festival in Northampton.

The choir has a particular interest in English a capella music from the 20th and 21st centuries. They have performed works by a number of contemporary composers, such as Gabriel Jackson, Jonathan Rathbone, Stephen Caracciolo, Cecilia McDowall and Huw Morgan. In 2014 they recorded the world premiere of Roderick Williams’ Christmas Bells for the Financial Times. In 2016 they were shortlisted for Choir of the Year.

The choir tours regularly, most recently visiting Belgium and Dorset. In 2017 they gave their debut performance at the English Music Festival, and will record their debut disc of works by Holst and Dyson in late October.

Friday 17 November

College Chapel, 6.00 pm lasting one hour

Zoe Rahman piano

“One of the finest young pianists in Europe.” The Observer
Zoe Rahman is amongst the most revered pianists on the international jazz scene, picking up MOBO and Parliamentary Jazz Awards and a Mercury Prize nomination. For this very special Kellaway Series concert she will perform new work from her sixth studio album 'Dreamland’, which is also her first as a solo musician.

£10/£5 (concs)/£2 (students) from Cambridge Live Box Office; free to college members and staff

Masterclass with Zoe Rahman  

College Chapel, 3.45-5.15 pm; tickets £12/£6

co-promotion with The Cambridge Jazz Festival

Friday 26 January

College Chapel, 6.00 pm lasting one hour

The Vocal Constructivists
George Chambers Director

£10/£5 (concs)/£2 (students); free to college members and staff

Workshop from 2 pm; admission free

Friday 16 February

College Chapel, 6.00 pm lasting one hour

Piano Duo: Nora and Zora Novotny

£10/£5 (concs)/£2 (students); free to college members and staff
Concert supported by Richard Wharton

Friday 2 March

College Chapel, 6.00 pm lasting one hour

Brenda Dykes flute
Christopher Moore piano

Reinecke: Sonata (Undine)
Franz Xavier Mozart: Rondo in E minor
Rhene-Baton: Passacaille
Aaron Copeland: Duo for flute and piano

£10/£5 (concs)/£2 (students); free to college members and staff

Friday 9 March

College Chapel, 8.00 pm lasting 75 minutes

The Choir of St Catharine's College
The Choir of Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Programme to include
Scarlatti - Stabat mater

Friday 27 April

College Chapel, 6.00 pm lasting one hour

The Choirs of St Catharine's College
Edward Wickham Director

The Ramsden Recital