Previous concerts

Easter Term 2016

Our Easter 2016 concert was at Trinity College Chapel, on Thursday 16th June, at 8pm.

The programme was:

Rossini - Overture to The Barber of Seville

Dvorak - Violin Concerto

Beethoven - Symphony No. 4

Soloist: Laura Rickard

Conductors: Karol Jaworski and David Rice

Lent Term 2016

Our Lent 2016 concert was at West Road Concert Hall, on Thursday 10th March, at 8pm.

The programme was:

Weber - Overture to Die Freischutz

Elgar - 'Cello concerto in E Minor

Brahms - Variations on a Theme by Haydn "St Antoni"

Soloist: Leo Popplewell

Conductors: Corentin Morice and David Rice

Michaelmas Term 2015

Our Michaelmas 2015 Gala concert was at Wesley Methodist Church, on Saturday 28th November at 8pm, in conjunction with the CU Ballet society.

The programme was:

Strauss - Overture to Die Fledermaus

Gounod - Funeral March of a Marionette

Tchaikovsky - Extracts from the Nutcracker Suite

Sibelius - Finlandia

Bizet - Carmen Suite No.1

Mozart - Movement 3 from Symphony No. 36 ("Prague")

Haydn - Movement 3 from Symphony No. 104 ("London")

Strauss - By the Beautiful Blue Danube

Conductors: Karol Jaworski and Corentin Morice

Easter Term 2015

Our Easter 2015 concert was at Trinity College Chapel, on Thursday the 18th of June, at 8pm.

The programme was:

Vaughan Williams - English Folk Song Suite

Elgar - Sea Pictures

Brahms - Symphony No. 1

Soloist: Lizzy Hunt

Conductors: David Rice, and Yannick Mayaud

Lent Term 2015

Our Lent 2015 concert was at West Road Concert Hall, on Wednesday 4th March, at 8pm.

The programme was:

Wagner - Flying Dutchman Overture

Wieniawski - Violin Concerto No. 2

Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 4

Soloist: Kin Lam

Conductor: Karol Jaworski

Michaelmas Term 2014

Our Michaelmas 2014 concert was at Wesley Methodist Church, on Friday 28th November, at 8pm.

The programme was:

Bizet - L'Arlésienne Suite No. 1

Prokofiev - Piano Concerto No. 1

Howard Shore arr. John Whitney - Lord of the Rings

Elmer Bernstein arr. Scott Richards - Magnificent 7

John Williams arr. Calvin Custer - Jurassic Park

Hans Zimmer arr. John Wasson - Gladiator

Maurcie Jarre arr. Robert Coates (adapted by JH) - Lawrence of Arabia

Soloist: Sunil Manohar

Conductors: Karol Jaworski, Corentin Morice, David Rice

Easter Term 2014

Our Easter 2014 concert was at Trinity College Chapel, on Thursday the 19th of June, mostly likely at 8pm.

The programme was:

Brody - Sketching in Sherbert

Verdi - La forza del destino

Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 5 "The Emperor"

Grieg, orchestrated by Sitt - 4 Norwegian Dances

Soloist: Daniel Roberts

Conductors: Gregor Forbes and Michael Atkins

Lent Term 2014

Our Lent 2014 concert was at West Road Concert Hall, on Thursday 6th March, at 8pm.

The programme was:

Quilter - Children's Overture

Sibelius - Violin Concerto

Dvorak - Symphony No. 9 "From the New World"

Soloist: Laura Rickard

Conductors: Karol Jaworski, Michael Atkins, and Corentin Morice

Michaelmas Term 2013

Our Michaelmas 2013 concert was on the 30th November, at 8pm in Wesley Methodist Church.

The programme was:

Von Suppe - Light Cavalry Overture

Beethoven - Violin Concerto

Franck - Symphony in D Minor

Soloist: Max Wong

Conductors: Giverny McAndry and Karol Jaworski

Easter Term 2013

Our Easter 2013 concert was in Trinity College Chapel on Thursday the 20th June, at 8.30pm.

The programme was:

Orchestral arrangement of Bach, by Elgar - Fantasty and Fugue in C Minor
Conductor: Karol Jaworski

Brahms - Piano Concerto No. 2
Piano: Sunil Manohar
Conductor: Edward Hughes

Borodin - Symphony No. 2
Conductor: Sophie Fennerty

Lent Term 2013

Our Lent 2013 concert was at West Road Concert Hall on Thursday the 7th of March, at 8pm.

The programme was:

Beethoven - Coriolan Overture
Conductor: Sunil Manohar

Dvorak - 'Cello Concerto, Bb Minor
'Cello: Joe Davis
Conductor: Sunil Manohar

Smetana - Ma Vlast (movements 1, 2, 5, and 6)
Conductor: Michael Atkins

Michaelmas Term 2012

Our Michaelmas 2012 concert was at Wesley Methodist Church on Wednesday the 28th of November at 8pm.

The programme was:

Tchaikovsky - Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture
Conductor: Sophie Fennerty

Tchaikovsky - Nutcracker Suite
Conductor: Michael Atkins

Brahms - Symphony Number 3
Conductor: Edward Hughes


Easter Term 2012

Our Easter 2012 concert was at St John's College Chapel on the 21st June 2012, at 8pm.

The programme was:

Borodin - Polovtsian Dances

Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto

Schumann - Symphony No. 3

Violin: Deborah Crook

Conductors: Louisa Denby & Sunil Manohar



Lent Term 2012

Our Lent 2012 concert was at West Road Concert Hall on Monday the 5th of March, at 8pm.

The programme was:

Dukas - L'Apprenti Sorcier

Bruch - Violin Concerto

Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherazade

Violin: Hannah Woolmer

Conductors: Michael Atkins & Sunil Manohar



Michaelmas Term 2011

Our Michaelmas 2011 concert was at Wesley Methodist Church on Wednesday the 30th of November, at 8pm.

The programme was:

Saint-Saëns - Danse Macabre

Rachmaninov - Piano Concerto No. 2

Gershwin - An American in Paris

Brahms - Academic Festival Overture

Piano: Ben Davis

Conductors: Michael Atkins & Mark Gotham



Easter Term 2011

Our Easter 2011 concert was at Fitzwilliam College's Auditorium on Thursday the 16th of June, at 8pm.

The programme was:

Sibelius - Finlandia

Grieg - Peer Gynt Suite No.1

Humperdinck - Hansel and Gretel Overture

Vaughan Williams - Songs of Travel

Baritone: George Dye

Conductors: Sunil Manohar & Alex Reid



Lent Term 2011

Our Lent 2011 concert was at 8pm on Monday the 7th of March in West Road Concert Hall at 8pm.

The programme was:

Shostakovich - Festive Overture
Conductor: Alex Reid

Prokofiev - Piano concerto No. 2
Piano: Sunil Manohar
Conductor: Alex Reid

Ravel - Ma Mère l'Oye
Conductor: Alex Reid



Michaelmas Term 2010

Our Michaelmas 2010 concert was at Wesley Church on Thursday the 2nd of December, at 8pm.

The programme was:

Strauss - Radetsky March
Conductor: Alex Reid

Rachmaninov - Piano Concerto No. 4
Piano: Patrick Hemmerle
Conductor: Sunil Manohar

Ravel - Ma Mère l'Oye
Conductor: Alex Reid



Easter Term 2010

Our Easter 2010 concert was at Fitzwilliam College Auditorium at 8pm on Friday the 11th of June.

The programme was:

Donizetti - Quel guardo, il cavaliere...So anch'io la virtù magica from Don Pasquale
Soprano: Kathleen Garner
Conductor: Nik Myers

Reinecke - Flute concerto
Flute: Helen Etheridge
Conductor: Nik Myers

Wagner - Prize Song from Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg
Tenor: Stephen Lawrence
Conductor: Nik Myers

Donizetti - Chiedi all'aura lusinghiera from L'elisir d'amore
Tenor: Stephen Lawrence
Soprano: Kathleen Garner
Conductor: Nik Myers

Beethoven - Symphony No. 7
Conductor: William Norris


Lent Term 2010

Our Lent 2010 concert was at 8pm on Monday 1st March in West Road Concert Hall.

The programme was:

Rimsky-Korsakov - Russian Easter Festival Overture
Conductor: William Norris

Liszt - Piano Concerto No. 1
Piano: Sunil Manohar
Conductor: William Norris

Tchaikovsky - Symphony No.6
Conductor: Mark Galtrey

You can download the poster here.


Michaelmas Term 2009

Our Michaelmas 2009 concert was at 8pm on Thursday 26 November in Jesus College Chapel.

The programme was:

Rossini - William Tell Overture
Conductor: Louisa Denby

Schumann - Piano concerto in A minor
Piano: Helena Dukic
Conductor: Louisa Denby

Villa-Lobos - Sinfonietta No. 1
Conductor: Nik Myers

You can download the poster here.


Easter Term 2009

Our Easter 2009 concert was at 8pm on Thursday 18 June in Trinity College Chapel.

The programme was:

Bernstein - Overture to Candide
Conductor: Emily Taylor

Saint-Saëns - Cello concerto no. 1 in A minor
Cello: Simon Cooper
Conductor: Louisa Denby

Mussorgsky - Night on the Bare Mountain
Conductor: Emily Taylor

Williams - Star Wars, ET and Jurassic Park
Conductor: Emily Taylor

Strauss - The Blue Danube
Conductor: Emily Taylor

You can download the poster here.


Lent term 2009

Our Lent 2009 concert was at 8pm on Monday 2 March in West Road Concert Hall.

Dukas - Fanfare pour précéder La Péri
Conductor: Nik Myers

Rachmaninov - Piano concerto No. 3
Piano: Sunil Manohar
Conductor: Nik Myers

Sibelius - Symphony No. 3
Conductor: James Henshaw

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Michaelmas term 2008

Our Michaelmas 2008 concert was at 8 p.m. on Tuesday 2 December in Emmanuel United Reform Church, Trumpington Street, Cambridge.

Borodin - In the Steppes of Central Asia
Conductor: Nik Myers

Bruch - Violin concerto No. 1 in G minor
Violin: Rowan Bell
Conductor: James Henshaw

Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 4
Conductor: Louisa Denby


Easter Term 2008

Our Easter 2008 concert was on Tuesday 17 June, at 5pm.

Emmanuel College Fellows' Garden, with kind permission from the Master and Fellows of Emmanuel College.

Swan Lake Ballet Suite - Tchaikovsky
’Summer’ and ‘Autumn’ from the Four Seasons - Vivaldi
Prince Igor Overture - Borodin
Suite from Carmen - Bizet

Violin: Lottie Greenhow
Conducted by Nik Myers and Sam Hogarth

We recommend that you bring a rug for the lawn. Alternate arrangements have been made for inclement weather.
Tickets £3 (£2 concession), available at the college, or via soc-ucpo-audience[-at-]lists.cam.ac.uk.

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Lent Term 2008

Our Lent 2008 concert was on Saturday 8 March at 8pm.

Trinity College Chapel, Trinity Street, Cambridge.

Froissart Overture - Elgar
Piano concerto in A minor - Grieg
Symphony No. 2 - Borodin

Conducted by Emily Taylor and Carlos Del Cueto.

Piano: Sunil Manohar

Tickets £8/£5, available at the door.

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Michaelmas Term 2007

Our Michaelmas 2007 concert was on Thursday 29 November.

Overture to Die Meistersinger von Nurnburg - Wagner
Symphony 5 - Tchaikovsky
Piano concerto - Gershwin
Piano: Matthew Edmonds

Conducted by Nik Myers, Emily Taylor and Samuel Hogarth.

8pm Trinity Chapel.

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Our Easter 2007 concert was at 8pm on Thursday 21 June in West Road Concert Hall.

  • Violin Concerto in E minor - Mendelssohn
  • Pirates of the Caribbean - Badelt/Zimmer
  • Les Miserables - Schönberg
  • Schindler's List - Williams
  • Dambusters - Coates
  • Theme from The Big Country - Moross
  • Theme from Spartacus - North
  • Gabriel's Oboe from The Mission - Morricone
Charles Siem - Violin
Mark Galtrey, Philip Howie, Emily Taylor - conductors
(some of whom may or may not have engaged in thrilling 'swordplay' live on stage).

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Our Lent 2007 concert was at 8pm on Friday 2 March in Trinity Chapel.

  • Trombone Concertino - David
  • Piano Concerto No. 2 - Brahms
  • Finlandia and Karelia Suite - Sibelius
James Sherlock - Piano; Ed Sanjana - Trombone
Mark Galtrey, Emily Taylor - conductors

Our Michaelmas 2006 concert was at 7.30pm on Sunday 26 November in West Road Concert Hall.

  • Festive Overture - Shostakovich
  • Piano Concerto No. 1 - Tchaikovsky
  • Symphony No. 9 (New World) - Dvorak
Christopher Weston - Piano
Mark Galtrey, Emily Taylor, Katharine Hubbard - conductors

Our Easter 2006 concert was at 7.30pm on Sunday 18 June in Trinity Chapel.

  • Espana - Chabrier
  • Kindertotenlieder - Mahler
  • Symphony No. 2 (Little Russian) Tchaikovsky
Emma Brown - Mezzo Soprano
Stephen Lawrence, Katharine Hubbard - conductors

Our Lent 2006 concert was at 7.30pm on Monday 13 March in Trinity College Chapel.

  • Prelude to Act 3 of Lohengrin - Wagner
  • Clarinet Concerto No. 2 - Weber
  • Symphony No. 4 - Brahms
Katyuli Lloyd - Clarinet
Mark Galtrey, Stephen Lawrence - conductors

Our Michaelmas 2005 concert was at 7.30pm on Sunday 20 November in West Road Concert Hall.

  • Academic Festival Overture - Brahms
  • Piano Concerto in G - Ravel
  • Symphony No. 3 (The Rhenish) - Schumann
Peter Foggitt - Piano
Katharine Hubbard, Mark Galtrey - conductors

Our Easter 2005 concert was at 7.30pm on Thursday 16 June in West Road Concert Hall.

  • Night on Bare Mountain - Mussorgsky
  • Zodiac, a percussion concerto - Wilshire
  • Symphony No. 8 - Dvorak
Zoë-Laura Bridel - Percussion
Katharine Hubbard, Stephen Lawrence - conductors

Our Lent 2005 concert was at 8pm on Friday 11 March in Trinity College Chapel.

  • Overture: 'La Forza Del Destino' - Verdi
  • Cello Concerto No. 1 - Saint-Saëns
  • Symphony No. 1 - Brahms
Emily Smith - Cello
Mark Galtrey, Stephen Lawrence - conductors

2004 Michaelmas Concert

West Road Concert Hall

Piano Concerto No. 3 in d minorRachmaninov
Symphony no. 9 in C major, "The Great"Schubert

Poster (jpg); programme (pdf)

MP3 recordings will be online soon.


2004 Easter Concert

West Road Concert Hall

Polovtsian DancesBorodin
Rhapsody in BlueGershwin
Suite from "Henry V"Walton

MP3 Recordings


2004 Lent Concert

Emmanuel United Reformed Church

"Walk to the Paradise Garden"Delius
Violin Concerto no. 2 in g minorBruch
Symphony no. 5Nielsen

Poster (jpg),(pdf); programme (pdf)

MP3 Recordings


2003 Michaelmas Concert

Trinity College Chapel

Fantasy-Overture "Romeo and Juliet"Tchaikovsky
Piano Concerto no. 2 in c minorRachmaninov
Symphony no. 2 in D majorSibelius

Poster (jpg),(pdf); programme (pdf)


2003 Easter Concert

West Road Concert Hall

Overture to "Der Freischütz"Weber
Piano Concerto in a minorGrieg
ScheherazadeRimsky-Korsakov

Poster (jpg),(pdf)


2003 Lent Concert

Jesus College Chapel

'Cello Concerto in e minorElgar
Symphony No. 2 in e minorRachmaninov

Poster (jpg),(pdf)


2002 Michaelmas Concert

Jesus College Chapel

Overture to Hansel and GretelHumperdinck
'Cello Concerto in e minorDvorak
Symphony No. 4 in f minorTchaikovsky

Poster (jpg)


2002 Easter Concert

Trinity College Chapel

Overture to "Nabucco"Verdi
Piano Concerto No. 5 in Eb major "The Emperor"Beethoven
Symphony No. 9 in d minor, "From the New World"Dvorak

Original posters: (jpg),(doc),(pdf)


2002 Lent Concert

Holy Trinity Church

BlanikSmetana
Violin ConcertoDvorak
Symphony No. 4Bruckner

Original posters: (jpg 1,jpg 2),(doc),(pdf)


2001 Michaelmas Concert

St. Giles' Church

Prelude to "Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg"Wagner
Flute ConcertoNielsen
Symphony No. 1 in e minor, Op.39Sibelius

Poster (jpg)


2001 May Week Concert

St. Columbas' Church

Marche SlaveTchaikovsky
Violin Concerto in GBruch
Symphony No. 2 "A London Symphony"Vaughan Williams

Poster (jpg)


2001 Lent Concert

Trinity College Chapel

Festive OvertureShostakovich
2nd Suite from "Spartacus"Khachaturian
Variations on a Theme of Paganini Op.43Rachmaninov
Symphony No. 5 in e minor Op.64Tchaikovsky

No notes are available for this concert.


2000 Michaelmas Concert

Wesley Methodist Church

Overture & Polovtsian Dances From "Prince Igor"Borodin
The Isle of the DeadRachmaninov
Symphony No.3 "The Organ"Saint-Saeëns

Notes available here.


2000 May Week Concert

Trinity College Chapel

Piano Concerto No. 2Rachmaninov
Classical SymphonyWardhaugh
Symphony No.2, Op.39Sibelius

2000 Lent Concert

Wesley Methodist Church

Symphony no. 12Shostakovich
Saint Paul's SuiteHolst
Euphonium ConcertoHorovitz

No notes are available for this concert.


1999 Michaelmas Concert

Wesley Methodist Church

Symphony No. 3Schubert
Fanfare for the Common ManCopland
Rhapsody in BlueGershwin
The RingVenables

1999 May Week Concert

St. Giles' Church

Symphony No. 1Beethoven
RodeoCopland
Cello ConcertoMonn
String DivertimentoMozart
"In a Persian Market"Kettleby

1999 Lent Concert

St. Giles' Church

Overture to "Egmont"Beethoven
String Divertimento No. XMozart
Trombone ConcertoRimsky-Korsakov
Overture to "The Magic Flute"Mozart
Symphony No. 9 in e minor "From the New World"Dvorak

A CD recording was made of this concert (request)


1998 Michaelmas Concert

St. Giles' Church

FinlandiaSibelius
Symphony No. 5 in c minorBeethoven
Symphony No. 9 in C ("The Great")Schubert

Notes were in breach of copyright and have not been included in the new site.


1998 May Week Concert

Pembroke Gardens

Fantasia on "Greensleeves"Vaughan Williams
Orchestral SerenadeMark Dennis
"Peer Gynt" Suite No.1Grieg

No notes are available for this concert.


1998 Lent Concert

St. Andrew's Street Baptist Church

Symphony No. 6Schubert
Symphony No. 8Beethoven
Overture - "The Hebrides"Mendelssohn

No notes are available for this concert.


1997 Michaelmas Concert

St. Andrew's Street Baptist Church

Symphony No. 45Haydn
English Folksong SuiteVaughan Williams
Symphony No. 7 in ABeethoven

No notes are available for this concert.


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