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Kellaway series

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 such as His Majestys Saggbutts and Cornetts, singers singers Mark Le Brocq and Stephen Varcoe, percussionists Colin Currie and the ‘O’ Duo, organists Stephen Titterington and David Goode, and ensembles such as Chamber Domaine and The Clerks; with programmes ranging from the Classical chamber repertoire to a 24-Hour sound installation and from traditional Persian music to new student compositions.

Tickets are free to college members; and are priced £6/£4 (concs)/£2 (students) for non-members; unless otherwise stated.

Tickets can be reserved in advance by emailing or calling 01223 337746.

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Kellaway Season 2014-15

Friday 17 October
College Chapel, 6.00 pm lasting one hour

St Catharine's Student Recital:
James Bartlett, Jingwen Dai, Frances Leith, Daniel Leung, Ben Yelverton

Sonatine      Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
Ben Yelverton piano

Élégie for horn and piano      Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
Frances Leith horn, Matthew Wooten piano

Nocture in C minor, Op. 48, no 1      Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)
Reflets dans l’eau Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Jingwen Dai piano

Loveliest of trees from A Shropshire Lad
George Butterworth (1885-1916)
Two songs from Let us garlands bring      Gerald Finzi (1901-1956)
Come away, death
Fear no more the heat of the sun
James Bartlett bass

Prelude in D major, Op. 23, no 4       Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943) In Dahomey (‘Cakewalk smasher’)      Percy Grainger (1882-1961)
Daniel Leung piano

Friday 14 November
College Chapel, 6.00 pm lasting one hour

Philip Fowke, Piano


Sonata in F Hob XV1/23

Ballade no 1 in G minor Opus 23
Ballade no 3 in Ab Opus 47

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This part of the programme is of music associated with some of the great pianists of the past. Music by Dohnanyi, Grieg, Moszkowski, Paderewski, Sinding, will all be included as well as some lesser known gems

Philip Fowke writes:

In the last few years I have become increasingly aware of the wealth of smaller works which enjoyed great popularity in the earlier part of the last century. Pianists of the day championed them and often became associated with particular pieces and contributed their own compositions and arrangements to the genre. I was fortunate to have known Eileen Joyce in her later years and she was a particular influence in introducing me to this kind of repertoire and of works that she often performed and recorded at the height of her career. Shura Cherkassky also became a close friend and introduced me to some of the byways of piano repertoire. Also, my owning the Benno Moiseiwitsch music archive for many years was a rich resource, so these strong links have all had their influence on me, the style of playing, and the rather more joyful and celebratory way of performing of those days.

In this part of the programme “Art of Encore”, I will introduce and perform some of these works and share my personal association with them and the pianists who played them

Friday 5 December
College Chapel, 6.00 pm lasting one hour

Choral Concert of Seasonal Music
with St Catharine's College Choir
Contemporary carols by John Tavener, GIles Swayne, Tansy Davies, Matthew Martin, and many more

Friday 23 January
College Chapel, 6.00 pm lasting one hour

William Whitehead, organ

Friday 6 February
College Chapel, 6.00 pm lasting one hour

The London Bulgarian Choir
Dessislava Stefanovo, Director

Friday 13 February
College Chapel, 6.00 pm lasting one hour

Hidden Gems for Two Violas
with Peter Mallinson and Matthias Wiesner
featuring music by Leclair, Rubbra and Druzhnin

Friday 6 March
College Chapel, 8.00 pm lasting one hour

Choral concert for Lent
with St Catharine's College Choir

Friday 24 April
College Chapel, 6.00 pm lasting one hour

Ramsden Recital
Choral and instrumental music from the College's choirs and instrumentalists.
Admission free

Last modified 13th October 2014