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.

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 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: 2018-19

Friday 26 October

College Chapel, 6.00 pm lasting one hour

Chamber Domaine
Thomas Kemp Violin

Elgar - Violin Sonata op. 82
Elgar - Quintet op. 84

This year marks the 100th anniversary of these two works from Elgar's maturity, both of them composed in the dying months of the First World War.

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

Friday 2 November

College Chapel, 6.00 pm lasting one hour
with pre-concert talk at 5.45 pm

Christina Kobb fortepiano

Mozart - Fantasy in D minor, KV 397
Haydn - Sonata in B minor, Hob. XVI:32 
Schubert: Moments musicaux (excerpts)
Beethoven - Sonata in c-sharp minor, ‘moonlight’, op. 27 no. 2

A rare opportunity to hear classic keyboard repertoire played on the type of keyboard for which it was originally composed, by Norwegian virtuoso Christina Kobb.

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

Friday 16 November

College Chapel, 6.00 pm lasting one hour

The Linarol Consort viols
Musica Teutsch: Instrumental music from the Germanic lands of the early 16th century

One of the most striking aspects of German music of the early 16th century is the huge number of extant sources of both hand-written and printed manuscripts. From its inception at the start of the century in Venice, with the exquisitely executed moveable type prints of Ottaviano Petrucci, music printing exploded in the Germanic lands, where the radical thinking of Luther and the reformists demanded the mass production of pamphlets, resulting in a rapid increase of the numbers of printing houses. In fact, this corpus of surviving sources probably represents only a small fraction of what was produced at the time. We have, in all likelihood, lost more German sources from this period than from any other time or place in the early modern era.

The Linarol Consort of Viols draws together players who are leading exponents of the viol as both a consort and solo instrument, and focuses uniquely on their love of the instrument's very earliest sound and repertoire. Playing on reproductions of the earliest surviving viol, the Linarol Consort will guide the audience through this enchanting repertoire, with works by Josquin, Isaac, Senfl, de la Rue and many more.

The Linarol Consort of Viols: David Hatcher, Asako Morikawa, Alison Kinder, Claire Horáček.

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

Tuesday 19 February

Kellaway 15th Anniversary Recital
Sarah Connolly mezzo-soprano
Malcolm Martineau piano

Tickets by invitation only

sponsored by Colin Kolbert

Friday 1 March

College Chapel, 6.00 pm lasting one hour

Renaissance Reflections
Tenor Madness
Sandy Burnett director

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

Friday 8 March

College Chapel, 8.00 pm NB time; lasting one hour

Buxtehude - Membra Jesu nostri

St Catharine's College Choir
Eboracum Baroque Ensemble

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

Friday 26 April

College Chapel, 6.00 pm lasting one hour

The Choirs of St Catharine's College
Edward Wickham Director

The Ramsden Recital