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Recital: 15 March 2021 – Orchestra on the Hill

Members of Orchestra on the Hill, the joint orchestra run by students at Murray Edwards, Fitzwilliam and Churchill Colleges, have created a video recital of chamber music ingeniously pieced together remotely.

Dance of the Hours (from La Gioconda) Amilcare Ponchielli 
Choros No.2   Heitor Villa Lobos
Pavane Gabriel Fauré
G major Sonata for two cellos  Jean-Baptiste Barrière 

Flutes - Lottie Anstee, Rosie Dunn & Emily Porter
Clarinet – Jeffrey Lu
Cellos - Adrian del Ser and Alexa Fung

Recital: 8 March 2021 – Cambridge Crossing Borders Recital

Xi Zhang – guzheng
Pieter Magusin – Slovakian folk music: an introduction with accordion

For more details about Slovakian folk dance and instruments please look at the Folk Dance Federation of California, South website.

Recital: 1 March 2021 – MEMS Members Recital 

Alexa Fung – piano
Emily Porter – flute 
Niamh Curran – voice 

Recital: 22 February – Holly Smith (soprano) with Harrison Cole (piano) 

It was a lover and his lass Madeleine Dring
Silent Noon Ralph Vaughan Williams
The Salley Gardens Benjamin Britten
Vilja Franz Lehár
Take O take those lips away Madeleine Dring
Corpus Christi Carol Benjamin Britten
Ophelia’s Song Elizabeth Maconchy
Song to the Seals Granville Bantock


Recital: 2 November – Emily Porter (flute) with Noah Jay (piano)

2nd Year music student, Emily, presents a programme of 20th century flute works.

Kokopeli  Katherine Hoover
Eight Pieces Paul Hindemith
Homani  Wil Offermans 
Suite Paysanne Hongroise Béla Bartök




Recital: 9 November – Ella Fraser (violin) with Julia DeLuca (piano)

Violin Sonata in G major Johannes Brahms
Prelude No. 1 George Gershwin
Vocalise    Sergei Rachmaninoff
Banjo & Fiddle William Kroll




Recital: 30 November – Cambridge Crossing Borders Recital

This is the inaugural recital in what hopes to be a series of concerts featuring music and instruments from around the globe. Some performances could not happen due to lockdown, but we are pleased to present these two:

  • Anna Ryan (shakuhachi) – Sokkan
  • Dr Lucy Delap (uilleann pipes) & Clive Lawson (bouzouki & fiddle) – Irish Reels & Jigs


Inter Alios videos


Music & Words: 8 November – In honour of Black History Month

We wear the mask Paul Lawrence Dunbar
Steal Away  Traditional, attr. Wallace Willis, arr. Edward Eicker
Slaughters of Silence Dani Ladipo (PhD student)
I know why the caged bird sings Maya Angelou
Summer is Gone  Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
Remembering, Re-membering Patricia Glinton-Meicholas
Deep River    Traditional, attr. Wallace Willis
The British    Benjamin Zephaniah
Lean on Me  Bill Withers, arr. Ewan Campbel

Music & Words: 22 November – Music, when soft voices die 

Music, when soft voices die Percy Bysshe Shelley
Music, when soft voices die Rebecca Clarke
I am in need of music Elisabeth Bishop
To be sung on the Water Louise Bogan 
To be sung on the Water  Samuel Barber
Music A. S. J. Tessimond
The Sunny Side of the Street Dorothy Fields
Peace I leave with you Amy Beach