Kellaway Concerts

The Kellaway Concert Series at St Catharine's offers a diverse range of music, from folk and jazz to historical and contemporary classical.

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. 

All concerts take place in Chapel and last one hour. Concerts will also be live-streamed and available for a period after the performance, by agreement with the artists.


20232024 SEASON: Dates for the Diary

Saturday 25 November, 1.30 pm 

Ivana Gavric piano

Ticket reservations are no longer available for this concert. Some tickets will be available on the door.

Pianist and Catz alumna Ivana Gavric returns for a special, St Catharine's Day recital.
Programme to include Preludes by Rachmaninov.

Admission free for College members and staff. Ticket reservation recommended.
Tickets for the general public will be available on the door: £15; £5 (students and children)
This concert will last 1 hour.

Friday 26 January, 6.00 pm

Orpheus Britannicus
Solos, Duos & Trios by J.S. Bach, Handel & Telemann

Theresa Caudle violin
Henrik Persson viola da gamba
Andrew Arthur harpsichord

Sonata in E major for Violin & Continuo, Op.1, no. 12, HWV 373 - G. F. Handel
Sonata in E major for Violin & Obligato Harpsichord, BWV 1016 - J.S. Bach
Prelude & Fugue in B minor for solo keyboard (from Book II of The Well-Tempered Clavier), BWV 869 - J.S. Bach 
Sonata in G major for Viola da Gamba & Obligato Harpsichord, BWV 1027 - J.S. Bach
Sonata in E major for Violin, Viola da gamba & Continuo, TWV 42:E7 - G.F. Telemann

Principal players of the acclaimed period instrument ensemble, Orpheus Britannicus, present a beautiful selection of chamber works by three giants of the Baroque: J.S. Bach, Handel & Telemann. Full to the brim with sublime melody, intricate contrapuntal dialogue and harmonic depth, their programme offers a fascinating exploration of musical texture and includes two of J.S. Bach’s most innovative instrumental sonatas which feature the harpsichord in an equal partnering obligato role with the violin (BWV 1016) and viola da gamba (BWV 1027).  

There is a limited allocation of free tickets for St Catharine's members and staff.
Tickets for the general public can be purchased through Cambridge Early Music
This concert will last 1 hour.

Friday 16 February, 6.00 pm

Student Showcase Concert

Ashwin Tennant piano

Piano Sonata no. 6 - Sergei Prokoviev

Samantha Burley violin
John Zhang piano

Adagio from Sonata No.1 in G minor for Solo Violin, BWV 1001 - J.S. Bach
1st movement, Allegro non troppo, from Violin Concerto no. 3 in B minor, Op. 61 - Camille Saint-Saëns
2nd movement, Adagio, from Violin Sonata no. 3 in D Minor, Op. 108 - Johannes Brahms
Simchas Torah (Rejoicing), no. 3 from Baal Shem (Three Pictures of Chassidic Life) - Ernst Bloch

Thursday 22 February, 4 pm workshop; 7 pm concert 

Ensemble Apotropaik Medieval Music Consort

2 pm Workshop: Admission Free
Ensemble Apotropaik will demonstrate their approach to the repertoire of the late Middle Ages, and work with members of the Cambridge Early Music Consort on repertoire from their programme.

This French early music ensemble has been winning plaudits throughout Europe with their virtuosic renditions of secular music from the late Middle Ages. This programme, entitled Bella Donna explores the courtly love tradition through music ranging from the troubadours to Guillaume Dufay. 

There is a limited allocation of free tickets for St Catharine's members and staff.
Tickets for the general public can be purchased through Cambridge Early Music

Friday 8 March, 7.00 pm 

Choral Concert by St Catharine's Choir
Programme tbc

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Contact details

Director of Music
Dr Edward Wickham
01223 337746