Our concert records for 'Baby' (the University of Cambridge Philharmonia, formerly the West Cambridge Sinfonia) are still incomplete; if you can correct or confirm information on concerts before Michaelmas 2002, please get in touch!

Previous UCP Concerts



Lent Term 2016

Our Lent 2016 concert was on the 5th of March at 8pm, in Sidney Sussex Chapel.

The programme was:

Wagner - Siegfried Idyll

Vieuxtemps - Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Minor

Beethoven - Symphony No. 1

Violin: Kin Lam

Conductors: Roc Fargas-i-Castells and Karol Jaworski

Rehearsal dates: February 13th, 20th, 27th.

Rehearsal time: 3-6pm

Rehearsal venue: Queens' Bowett Room

Michaelmas Term 2015

Our Michaelmas 2015 concert was on the 30th November, in Christ's College Chapel, at 8pm.

The programme was:

Bartok - Romanian Folk Dances

Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 20

Haydn - Symphony No. 101 ("The Clock")

Piano: Ffinian Jones

Conductors: Roc Fargas-i-Castells and David Rice

Rehearsal dates: November 7th, 14th, and 21st

Rehearsal time: 2-5pm

Rehearsal venue: Newnham Old Labs

Lent Term 2015

Our Lent 2015 concert was on the 11th March, at 8pm, in Sidney Sussex College Chapel.

The programme was:

Mendelssohn - Hebrides Overture

Dvorak - Romance

Saint-Saëns - Rondo Cappricioso

Beethoven - Symphony No. 5

Violin: Laura Rickard

Conductors: Karol Jaworski, Yannick Mayaud, David Rice

Rehearsal dates: 21st, 28th February, 7th March. Venue Sidney Sussex College

Michaelmas Term 2014

Our Michaelmas 2014 concert was on the 4th December, in Queens' College Old Hall, at 8pm.

The programme was:

Faure - Pavane Pour Une Infante Défunte

Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 4

Mozart - Symphony No. 35 ("Haffner")

Piano: Katie Wong

Conductors: Karol Jaworski, and Yannick Mayaud

Rehearsal dates: 15th, 22nd, 29th November, Newnham College, 2-5pm.

Lent Term 2014

Our Lent 2014 concert was on the 10th March, at 8pm in St Edward King & Martyr Church.

The programme was:

Mendelssohn - Infelice

Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto

Beethoven - Symphony No. 6 ("Pastoral")

Soprano: Lizzy Hunt

Violin: James Wicks

Conductors: Gregor Forbes and Corentin Morice

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Michaelmas Term 2013

Our Michaelmas 2013 concert was on the 29th November, at 8pm in Churchill College Recital Room.

The programme was:

Mendelssohn - Midsummer Night's Dream Overture

Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 24

Haydn - Symphony No. 104 ("London")

Piano: Ben Comeau

Conductors: Corentin Morice, Gregor Forbes, Karol Jaworski

Lent Term 2013

Our Lent 2013 concert was at St Edward King & Martyr Church on Tuesday the 12th of March, at 8pm.

The programme was:

Barber - Violin Concerto

Walton - Facade

Mendelssohn - Symphony No. 5 ("The Reformation")

Violin: Rachel Cullum

Conductors: Sophie Fennerty, Sunil Manohar


Michaelmas Term 2012

Our Michaelmas 2012 concert was on Monday 19th November, at Jesus College Chapel, at 8pm.

The programme was:

Bruckner - Overture in G Minor, WAB 98

Chopin - Piano Concerto No. 1

Beethoven - Symphony No. 3 ("Eroica")

Piano: John Chen

Conductors: Karol Jaworski


Lent Term 2012

Our Lent 2012 concert was at St Edward King & Martyr Church on Wednesday the 14th of March, at 8pm.

The programme was:

Schubert - Symphony No. 8

Mozart - Clarinet Concerto

Mendelssohn - Symphony No. 4

Clarinet: Sarah Whitworth

Conductors: Louisa Denby & Mark Gotham


Michaelmas Term 2011

Our Michaelmas 2011 concert was at Jesus College Chapel on Tuesday the 15th of November, at 8pm.

The programme was:

Rossini - The Barber of Seville

Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 2

Schubert - Symphony No. 4

Piano: Christina McMaster

Conductors: Mark Gotham & Alex Reid


Lent Term 2011

Our Lent 2011 concert was on Wednesday the 16th of March in St Edward King and Martyr church, at 8pm.

The programme was:

Beethoven - Leonore Overture No.3
Conductor: Louisa Denby

Vaughan Williams - The Lark Ascending
Violin: Hannah Woolmer
Conductor: Mark Galtrey

Mozart - Symphony No. 41
Conductor: Mark Galtrey


Michaelmas Term 2010

Our Michaelmas 2010 concert was on Sunday the 21st of November at Jesus College Chapel, at 8pm.

The programme was:

Mendelssohn - Ruy Blas Overture
Conductor: Sunil Manohar

Schumann - Introduction and Allegro, op.134

- Introduction and allegro appassionato for piano & orchestra, op.92
Piano: Lliam Paterson
Conductor: Sunil Manohar

Schubert - Symphony No. 5
Conductor: Mark Galtrey


Lent Term 2010

Our Lent 2010 concert was at 8pm on Friday 5th March in Emmanuel United Reformed Church.

The programme was:

Debussy - Clair de Lune
Conductor: Nik Myers

Mozart - Piano concerto No. 20
Piano: Daniel Tse
Conductor: Nik Myers

Beethoven - Symphony No. 8
Conductor: Louisa Denby

You can download the poster here.


Michaelmas Term 2009

Our Michaelmas 2009 concert was at 8pm on Friday 20 November in Emmanuel United Reformed Church.

The programme was:

Mendelssohn - Overture to A Midsummer Night's Dream
Conductor: Mark Galtrey

Beethoven - Piano concerto No. 4
Piano: Freddie Parker
Conductor: Mark Galtrey

Mendelssohn - Symphony No. 1
Conductor: William Norris

You can download the poster here.


Lent Term 2009

Our Lent 2009 concert was at 7.30 p.m. on Saturday 28 February at Emmanuel United Reformed Church.

The programme was:

Mendelssohn - Hebrides Overture
Conductor: James Henshaw

Mozart - Piano concerto No. 23 (K488)
Piano: Kelvin Chan
Conductor: James Henshaw

Mendelssohn - Symphony No. 3
Conductor: Louisa Denby

Download poster: PDF (224 kb) JPG (365 kb)


Michaelmas Term 2008

Our Michaelmas 2008 concert was on Friday 21 November at St Edward King and Martyr church.

The programme was:

Mozart - Overture to The Magic Flute
Conductor: Louisa Denby

Weber - Bassoon Concerto
Bassoon: Nik Myers
Conductor: Nik Myers (and yes, this means he's conducting his own concerto, because he's clever that way).

Beethoven - Symphony No. 4
Conductor: Nik Myers

To download the poster - click here.


Lent Term 2008

Our Lent 2008 concert was on Saturday 1 March at 7.30pm at St Edward King and Martyr Church, Peas Hill, Cambridge.

The programme included:

Gypsy Baron Overture - Strauss

Flute Concerto in D major - Mozart

Symphony No. 4 - Mendelssohn

Flute: Angela Bennett

Single-handedly conducted by the wonderful Nik Myers.

To download the poster - click here.


Michaelmas Term 2007

Our Michaelmas 2007 concert was on Saturday 24 November at 8pm at Emmanuel United Reform Church.

The programme included:

Overture to Die Zauberharfe (Rosamunde Overture) - Schubert

Variations on a Rococo Theme - Tchaikovsky

Symphony No. 39 - Mozart

Cello: Mark Galtrey

Conducted by Carlos Del Cueto and Emily Taylor.


Our Lent 2007 concert was at 8pm on Saturday 10 March at Emmanuel United Reform Church.

  • Art of Fugue - Bach
  • The Lark Ascending - Vaughan Williams
  • Symphony No. 41 (Jupiter) - Mozart
Emmy Goodby - Violin
Katharine Hubbard, Mark Galtrey - Conductors

Our Michaelmas 2006 concert was at 7.30pm on Saturday 18 November in Trinity College Chapel.

  • Coriolan Overture - Beethoven
  • Triple Concerto - Beethoven
  • Symphony No. 3 (Eroica) - Beethoven
Emmy Goodby - Violin, Francesca Blum - Cello, Sunil Manohar - Piano
Conducted by Mark Galtrey

2006 Lent Concert

West Road Concert Hall

Adagio and Fugue in C minorMozart
Cello Concerto No. 2Haydn
Symphony no. 40Mozart

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2005 Michaelmas Concert

Emmanuel United Reform Church

Masques et BergamasquesFaurè
Piano Concerto No. 2Shostakovich
Symphony no. 2Sibelius

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2005 Lent Concert

Jesus College Chapel

Pavane pour une enfant defuntèRavel
Piano Concerto No. 20Mozart
Symphony no. 8 "Unfinished"Schubert
Cantus in Memorium Benjamin BrittenPart

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2004 Michaelmas Concert

Sidney Sussex College Chapel

Overture "Hebrides"Mendelssohn
Horn ConcertoGlière
Symphony no. 6 in F, "Pastoral"Beethoven

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2004 Lent Concert

Sidney Sussex College Chapel

Overture "Don Giovanni"Mozart
Violin Concerto in E major, BWV1042Bach
Symphony no. 4 in c minor, "Tragic"Schubert

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MP3 Recordings


2003 Michaelmas Concert

West Road Concert Hall

Overture "L'Italiana in Algeri"Rossini
Violin Concerto no. 3 in G major, K216Mozart
Symphony no. 5 in c minorBeethoven

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MP3 Recordings


2003 Easter Concert

St. Edward's Church

Brandenburg Concerto no. 4 in GBach
Recorder Concerto in a minorVivaldi
Orchestral Suite no. 3 in DBach

Programme (pdf)


2003 Lent Concert

West Road Concert Hall

Overture "Genoveva"Schumann
Concerto in C for Flute and HarpMozart
Symphony no. 9 in d minor, "Choral"Beethoven

Programme (pdf 3.3MB), (doc 3.5MB)


2002 Michaelmas Concert

Trinity College Chapel

Overture "Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage"Mendelssohn
Piano Concerto no. 2 in c minorShostakovich
Symphony no. 7 in A majorBeethoven

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2002 Lent Concert

Saint Columba's Church

Overture "Marriage of Figaro"Mozart
Overture "Egmont"Beethoven
Horn Concerto no. 3 in Eb majorMozart
Symphony no. 3, "Scottish"Mendelssohn

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Everything from this point back has been collated from the collective memory of misc, which can be a little hazy at times, so if you think I've made any errors or if you can fill in some of the missing details, please get in touch. -- pll23


2001 Mich Concert

Saint Columba's Church

Overture "Hebrides"Mendelssohn
Flute Concerto in D majorMozart
Symphony no. 3 in Eb major, "Eroica"Beethoven

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2000 Michaelmas Concert

Wesley Church

Overture "Leonore" no. 3Beethoven
Violin Concerto in a minorBach
Symphony no. 2 in DBeethoven

If the original programme and poster are ever found, let alone online, I'll eat my mute.



"It all started at 3am in Michael Brown's basement one warm evening in June 2000. The meeting had lasted longer than any of the committee's patience. It was decided to form another orchestra called the Baby (well, called the West Cambridge Sinfonia, but we decided that it would always be referred to as the Baby just to be idiosyncratic, although we rejected an excellent name that the brass came up with that spelt out PINT - I forget what it stood for). Its purpose was to play earlier repertoire, to have a flautist:rest of orchestra ratio that was not utterly laughable, to give an opportunity for less experienced conductors/soloists to conduct/play solos, and to cause more work for a committee that didn't have enough to do already (ok, maybe not the last one)." -- cjp20

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