In 1665 and 1666 the plague returned to England. Cambridge hoped to stay clear, but in July 1665 it was identified in the town. This talk describes its horrific progress from parish to parish, and what the towns folk experienced during the long hot summers of 1665 and 1666, with the university and the colleges closed and trade at a standstill. Dr. Evelyn Lord, Emeritus Fellow of Wolfson College, is the speaker. Dr.
Please join us for a special day celebrating:
The Past ~ Those benefactors and donors who helped build and shape St Giles’ over the centuries.
The Present ~ Those who worship, work, play music, dance, meet and visit St Giles’ every day.
The Future ~ Those generations to come who will benefit from our plans to make St Giles’ even more useful and sustainable.
A programme including: Monteverdi ~ Beatus Vir, part songs and madrigals, performed by the St Augustine's Singers, conducted by Philip Mead.
Free entry and refreshments.
This is the inaugural concert of the 2020 Chamber Orchestra; a new and exciting ensemble entirely comprised of Cambridge freshers.
Schoenberg — Verklärte Nacht
Mozart — Violin Concerto No.3
Conductor — Oliver Cope, Violin — Leora Cohen
Tickets: £8, £5 (concessions), available on the door or online here.
A concert performed by the University of Cambridge Concert Band, featuring Dvorak's 'New World Symphony' and Gershwin's 'Cuban Overture'.
Tickets are £6, £4 (students concessions) available on the door or online here.
This is an informal concert of classical string quartets and quintets played by young musicians. Programme tba
Admission is free, retiring collection to cover costs.
Why pay gym fees when you can have some healthy outdoor exercise, helping to clear graves under expert guidance as part of this 'macro-gardening' project. This monthly working party meets for a couple of hours monthly at the Burial Ground (off Huntingdon Road), to work under the guidance of Rod Ailes. Warm clothing, stout shoes and gloves are advised, and you can do as much or as little as you wish - all help will be greatly appreciated.
Introducing the renowned international mezzo soprano Sophia Grech, appearing with talented South African born pianist Neil Colledge, to perform a programme of works by Brahms, Granados and DeFalla – an evening of Spanish songs and dances to welcome the summer. Sophia has toured in Europe and North America, and is also an International Ambassador for Autism Awareness. A fitting end to our summer events.
Free entry, refreshments, retiring collection
An engaging concert of music composed and first performed in 1898, the year St Augustine’s was built, accompanied by the original instrument used in the church – a Mason and Hamlin harmonium now completely restored. The programme by The St Augustine’s Singers, will include works by Elgar, Grainger, Debussy and Coleridge Taylor, conducted by Paul Jackson, with soloists Amanda Dean, Stephen Lawrence and Alice Woods, with Philip Mead on the harmonium and Colin Jackson (keyboard).
Free entry, retiring collection, refreshments