• Thu 22 Feb 2024

    Bella Donna

    Bella Donna

    ApotropaïK

    St Catharine's Chapel

    Sublime woman, deadly flower: Monodies and polyphonic works of the 13th and 14th centuries.

  • Sat 10 Feb 2024

    The Honour of William Byrd

    The Honour of William Byrd

    Chelys Consort of Viols and Helen Charlston

    St Catharine's College Chapel

    Featuring pieces by William Byrd written in honour or memory of others.

  • Fri 26 Jan 2024

    Solos, Duos & Trios

    Solos, Duos & Trios

    Orpheus Britannicus

    St Catharine's Chapel

    A beautiful selection of chamber works by three giants of the Baroque: J.S. Bach, Handel & Telemann

  • Wed 6 Dec 2023

    Delighting the people: A Jacobean Christmas

    Delighting the people: A Jacobean Christmas

    The Marian Consort

    Trinity College Chapel

    Early English composers with music written for the famously festive Stuart court.

  • Wed 15 Nov 2023

    The Madrigal Reimagined

    The Madrigal Reimagined

    Monteverdi String Band

    St Catharine's Chapel

    A celebration of the Italian madrigal and the creativity and virtuosity it inspired, illuminated by contemporary readings.

  • Sat 28 Oct 2023

    Weldon’s The Judgment of Paris (1701)

    Weldon’s The Judgment of Paris (1701)

    Cambridge Handel Opera Company and Academy of Ancient Music

    Trinity College Chapel

  • Sat 29 Jul 2023

    Henry Purcell’s King Arthur

    Henry Purcell’s King Arthur

    Baroque Summer School Showcase

    Downing Place URC, CB2 3EL

    The epic Arthurian tale is interwoven with masques made up of delicious dances, songs and choruses.

  • Fri 21 Apr 2023

    Divorced, Beheaded, Died

    Divorced, Beheaded, Died

    Palisander

    Downing Place URC, CB2 3EL

    Music written for, inspired by and curated by the Queens of Henry VIII

  • Wed 12 Apr 2023

    Bach’s St Matthew Passion

    Bach’s St Matthew Passion

    Solomon’s Knot

    Trinity College Chapel

    Solomon’s Knot bring Bach’s monumental masterpiece up-close and personal.

  • Tue 21 Mar 2023

    Bach – Violin Sonatas

    Bach – Violin Sonatas

    Adrian Butterfield, violin and Silas Wollston, harpsichord

    St Catharine's Chapel

    The concert includes the following sonatas: B minor BWV 1014, E major BWV 1016, E minor BWV 1023 and G major BWV 1019.

  • Thu 9 Mar 2023

    16th Century German Love Songs - Inn Stetter Hut

    16th Century German Love Songs – Inn Stetter Hut

    James Gilchrist (tenor) and the Linarol Consort of Viols

    Downing Place URC, CB2 3EL

    Sixteenth-century song performed by one of its leading exponents and authentically accompanied on copies of the earliest surviving viol.

  • Wed 25 Jan 2023

    Burns Night Concert -"Full of the Highland Humours"

    Burns Night Concert -"Full of the Highland Humours"

    Ensemble Hesperi

    St Catharine's Chapel

    This Burns Night, Hesperi celebrates the success that Scottish music enjoyed beyond Scottish borders.

  • Sat 14 Jan 2023

    “In the Frensce manere”: French Song in Medieval Europe

    “In the Frensce manere”: French Song in Medieval Europe

    Ensemble Leones

    The Round Church

    Twelfth and thirteenth century music, when French culture was all the rage across the courts of Europe.

  • Tue 13 Dec 2022

    In Winter’s House

    In Winter’s House

    Gesualdo Six

    Trinity College Chapel

    The Gesualdo Six take you on a magical musical journey through the ages.

  • Wed 16 Nov 2022

    The Art of Conversation

    The Art of Conversation

    El Gran Teatro del Mundo

    Downing Place URC, CB2 3EL

    Music by Vivaldi, Telemann, Fasch and Pla, focusing on the ‘concerto da camera’.

  • Sun 6 Nov 2022

    Heinrich Schütz: A German in Venice

    Heinrich Schütz: A German in Venice

    The Brook Street Band and David de Winter

    Downing Place URC, CB2 3EL

    Schütz's cantate and the brilliant virtuosic Venetian music of the time with a pre-concert talk with Professor Bettina Varwig at 18:30.

  • Fri 4 Nov 2022

    Schütz Musikalische Exequien

    Schütz Musikalische Exequien

    Cambridge University Chamber Choir

    Trinity College Chapel

    Marking the 350th anniversary of the death of Heinrich Schütz.

  • Sun 24 Jul 2022 (to Sun 31 Jul 2022)

    Baroque Summer School 2022

    Baroque Summer School 2022

    The Fairy Queen

    Benslow Music, Hitchin

    Henry Purcell’s Fairy Queen was composed in 1692 and takes Shakespeare’s play A Midsummer Night’s Dream

  • Sat 16 Jul 2022 (to Sat 23 Jul 2022)

    Renaissance Summer School 2022

    Renaissance Summer School 2022

    Mr Byrd’s Private Music

    Benslow Music, Hitchin

    Music for recreation and devotion in Byrd’s inner circle

  • Sun 26 Jun 2022 tickets available on the door

    Bach's Doubles & Triples

    Bach's Doubles & Triples

    Rachel Podger, Director & Violin | Irish Baroque Orchestra

    Trinity College Chapel

    The Irish Baroque Orchestra joins forces with the distinguished violinist Rachel Podger for a feast of double and triple concerti…

  • Fri 6 May 2022

    The Silver Swan

    The Silver Swan

    ORA Singers conducted by Suzi Digby

    Trinity College Chapel

    Stories from Shakespeare retold in music from Byrd to Jonathan Dove

  • Wed 27 Apr 2022

    Thomas Tomkins @ 450

    Thomas Tomkins @ 450

    TENET Vocal Artists

    St Botolph's Church

    TENET Vocal Artists is visiting England and Scotland for a two-week tour highlighting the music of celebrated Tudor composer…

  • Tue 19 Apr 2022

    Her Infinite Variety: Women of Shakespeare in Words and Music

    Her Infinite Variety: Women of Shakespeare in Words and Music

    Elina Mustonen

    Howard Theatre, Downing College

    A dramatic solo piece, which brings Shakespeare’s text to life in combination with music from his age.

  • Mon 21 Mar 2022

    Then and Now: The Changing Face of Historical Performance

    Then and Now: The Changing Face of Historical Performance

    A Round-Table Discussion

    The Recital Room, Faculty of Music

    Participatory discussion about the marketing and programming of early music; the interaction of scholarship and performance…