(Of the Mercian Consort concert 2013) "...The Mercians did not play up to the dissonances, but such crystal clear singing enhanced their impact..." more...
-- Early Music Review
-- rec'd 5 Oct 2013
(Of the Lion of St Mark's concert 2013) "...the audience seemed delighted by this eloquent but not exaggerated performance..." more...
-- Early Music Review
-- rec'd 9 Oct 2013


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Cambridge Early Music Summer Schools and Concerts

Cambridge Early Music runs summer schools - short intensive study courses - in baroque, renaissance and medieval music, and organises an annual programme of concerts, many of which take place alongside the summer schools.

Founded in 1992, Cambridge Early Music was granted charitable status in 2009, confirming our status as a leading provider of early music education.

Selene Webb (née Mills)

Founder of Cambridge Early Music

3 April 1960 - 10 August 2014

Announcement of Memorial Fund and Concert

Selene Webb, nee Mills There will be a memorial fundraising concert, organised by Selene's husband Nick, in Trinity College Chapel on 19 July 2015. Entry is free and open to anyone.

Nick is also establishing a new fund in her memory to provide bursaries for summer school students. For further information about both, or to donate to the fund or book your place see here  »
-- 08 Dec 2014

Introducing Christopher Roberts

Christopher Roberts We are pleased to welcome Christopher Roberts to Cambridge Early Music as our new Administrator. Christopher joined us in January 2015 and is responsible for the administration of our concert series, festivals and summer schools.

A graduate of the University of Leeds, he has previously held positions at Leeds Baroque Choir & Orchestra, the Historically Informed Summer School and the National Centre for Early Music.

Speaking about his new role, Christopher said: I'm very privileged to have the opportunity to build on Selene's pioneering work and share my passion for early music and education. I'm really looking forward to making the role my own, bringing new dynamics to the organisation and ensuring its continuing success.
-- 23 Jan 2015


BAROQUE MUSIC: Bach's Library, 2-9 August 2015  »

RENAISSANCE MUSIC: Italia Mia, 9-15 August 2015  »

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Cambridge Early Music Summer Schools are short study courses in Baroque, Renaissance and Medieval music. The courses offer specialist tuition by world-famous professional musicians. The summer schools are designed for amateur, semi-professional and professional musicians, and offer a high standard of tuition in a friendly and supportive context.


2015 Spring Season 13 February - 8 May 2015  »

2015 Festival of the Voice 20 - 22 May 2015  »

2015 Summer Season 21 June - 15 August 2015  »

2015 Memorial Concert 19 July 2015  »

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Concerts are organised throughout the year, with many occurring alongside the summer courses. Leading early music ensembles and soloists perform in historic Cambridge venues. In addition, we organise occasional festivals with a concentration of concerts and other events over a weekend, exploring a composer's work or a theme in depth.


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The Friends support the activities of Cambridge Early Music through payment of a modest annual subscription, and through practical help by delivering post locally, helping with occasional catering, filling envelopes and sticking on stamps, and stewarding at concerts. In exchange, Friends are given priority booking for concerts, and have seats reserved for them in the front rows. Friends are also invited to special receptions and other events, and qualify to buy season tickets for concerts at a reduced price.

Patrons give us a higher level of financial support, receiving more benefits, and our heartfelt thanks.


Peter Nash of Alpha CRC, generously sponsors our concert series. The Friends' launch party is generously supported by Cambridge University Press. Cambridge Early Music is extremely grateful for the generosity of its sponsors, and of many others who have given sums large and small to support the continuation of the concert series, and to assist those of limited means to attend the summer schools.

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Christopher Roberts, Administrator
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