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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 6 March

Tenor Madness jazz trio
St Catharine's College Consort

Renaissance [dis-]Ruptions

An innovative collaboration between members of St Catharine's College Choir and the Jazz Trio, Tenor Madness.

Renaissance [dis-]Rupture brings together Renaissance polyphony and contemporary improvisation to create an enchanting and provocative new sound-world. Featuring music by and improvisations on John Taverner, Carlo Gesualdo, Henry Purcell and a new work by James Welland.

Tenor Madness is a piano trio project that takes Renaissance and Baroque themes and improvises on them in the modern idiom – much as all musicians of previous centuries would have done. Two musicians unusually steeped in both Baroque and jazz music – leading pianist, harpsichordist and composer David Gordon and bassist and broadcaster Sandy Burnett – are joined by brilliant drummer Tom Hooper (Grace Jones, Simple Minds, Omar, Sir John Dankworth).

£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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