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    Recital: 24 May 2021 – Cambridge Crossing Borders Recital

    Diasporic songs of Belonging: Judeo-Spanish women’s songs
    Dr Vanessa Paloma Elbaz

    Women's songs in the vernacular have served for centuries as spaces of intergenerational communication and for the sonic meeting of oral and written knowledge. Paloma Elbaz is one of the world's experts in Judeo-Spanish women's songs and is recognized internationally as a performer of this repertoire.

    Recital: 17 May 2021 

    Estonian music for violin and piano. Violin – Ella Fraser; Piano – Julia De Luca

    Frates Arvo Pärt
    The Cock’s Dance Eduard Tubin


    Recital: 10 May 2021 

    Second-year Music student, Emily Porter, presents a flute recital of pieces inspired by nature, including Messiaen's challenging 'Le Merle Noir'. With Jill Morton on piano.

    Night Soliloquy Kent Kennan
    Honami Will Offermans
    Le Merle Noir Olivier Messiaen

    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: 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: 16 May 2021 – Women's leadership

    No Coward Soul is mine By Emily Brontë
    Hymne to Christ Imogen Holst, words by John Donne
    Cryogenic By Sridala Swami
    To my daughter in a red coat  By Anne Stevenson
    The Call Gail Randall
    Women’s Leadership Dr Jill Armstrong
    Progress By Rupi Kaur
    We shall walk through the valley Undine Smith-Moore


    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