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Kellaway Concerts

The Kellaway series at St Catharine's College, Cambridge showcases the best instrumental and choral music in the University

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.

The Kellaway Concert Series presents its fifteenth season: a typically eclectic mix of the old and new. In recent years, the series has presented large-scale works such as Mozart's Requiem and Monteverdi's Vespers, and hosted artists ranging from ensembles such as Ensemble Bash and Chamber Domaine, to solo performers such as Robin Tritschler and Malcolm Martineau 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.

Reserve Tickets here.

Kellaway Season: 2019-20

Friday 18 October

Baluji Shrivastav
North Indian Classical Music

Indian classical meets modern jazz and western classical music

A chance to hear a joyful fusion and counterpoint using the shared improvisational backgrounds of modern jazz and Indian classical music. A combination of joint performances of Baluji Shrivastav’s original compositions seen through the lens of jazz improvisation and a number of James’ jazz/classical compositions seen from the opposite angle. The set will also include a special solo performance from Baluji and a song by Linda Shanson. 

Baluji Shrivastav OBE is one of the greatest instrumentalists India has produced, excelling in sitar, surbahar, dilruba, pakhavaj and tabla. The outstanding characteristic of Baluji’s musical career is his versatility. His ability to concentrate on sound as his primary mode of interaction with the world has enriched his musicality and his courageous attitude to life is reflected in his approach to music. Firmly established in the Hindustani classical tradition he delights in exploring music in all its forms. He has worked with Stevie Wonder, Massive Attack, Coldplay to name but a few.

£10/£5 (concs)/£2 (students); free to college members and staff
College Chapel, 6.00 pm lasting one hour

Friday 8 November

Julian Perkins clavichord

£10/£5 (concs)/£2 (students); free to college members and staff
College Chapel, 6.00 pm lasting one hour

Friday 22 November

György Kurtág Kafka Fragments

Rebecca Hardwick soprano
Maya Kadish violin

£10/£5 (concs)/£2 (students); free to college members and staff
College Chapel, 6.00 pm lasting one hour

Friday 24 January

Alumnae of St Catharine's

As part of the celebrations to mark the 40th anniversary of the admission of women to St Catharine's, we present a programme by alumnae of the College.
Details tbc

£10/£5 (concs)/£2 (students); free to college members and staff
College Chapel, 6.00 pm lasting one hour

Friday 7 February

Ensemble Bash

£10/£5 (concs)/£2 (students); free to college members and staff
College Chapel, 6.00 pm lasting one hour

Friday 14 February

Student Showcase

£10/£5 (concs)/£2 (students); free to college members and staff
College Chapel, 6.00 pm lasting one hour

Friday 6 March

Tenor Madness jazz ensemble
St Catharine's College Choir

A unique fusion of jazz and choral music, exploring the historic and contemporary arts of improvisation

£10/£5 (concs)/£2 (students); free to college members and staff
College Chapel, 8.00 pm lasting one hour NB start time

Friday 24 April

The Ramsden Recital
The Choirs of St Catharine's College

College Chapel, 6.00 pm lasting forty-five minutes
Admission free

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Contact details

Director of Music
Dr Edward Wickham
01223 337746
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