The Cambridge Song Festival
15 - 17 February 2019
The Cambridge Song Festival is a brand new festival devoted to the creation and celebration of song. Launching in February 2019, its aim is to bring a dedicated city-wide festival of song to the heart of Cambridge, giving life to new opportunities and audiences for the performance and enjoyment of song. Drawing together internationally-renowned artists and exceptional young musicians, the 2019 Festival features evening concerts and an afternoon class, held in some of the city's most beautiful venues. Moving from Jesus to St John’s to Sidney Sussex Colleges, we trace a journey through Cambridge in song. Join us as we embark on this vibrant and dynamic new musical event - we look forward to welcoming you in February!
A Cambridge Songbook
In a celebratory opening recital award-winning singers Jess Dandy (contralto), James Way (tenor), and Jennifer Witton (soprano) join pianist Ceri Owen to perform a book of songs by Cambridge composers past and present.
Lessons in Songmaking
Student musicians explore song performance in an open class with acclaimed pianist Andrew West.
Internationally-renowned tenor Robert Murray and pianist Andrew West are joined by actor and poet Seán Street in this unique performance of Schubert’s Winterreise (Winter Journey).
Folklore and Fairytales
Two Jette Parker Young Artists at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, perform songs from Hugo Wolf’s Italian Songbook.