THE CANTUS SINGERS OF CAMBRIDGE

NEXT CONCERT

SATURDAY 9 DECEMBER 2017, 8.00 PM 
AT ST MARK'S CHURCH, BARTON ROAD, NEWNHAM, CAMBRIDGE


                                                PROGRAMME  - to include:



       Christmas Mass, Puer natus est nobis                             TALLIS
       Puer natus est                                                                      ISAAC
       Puer natus est                                                                      BYRD
       Hodie Christus natus est                                                    SWEELINCK
       Ein kind ist uns geboren                                                     M FRANCK
       Un nino nos es nascido                                                       ANON
       Hymn to the Virgin                                                               BRITTEN
       O magnum mysterium                                                        LAURIDSEN
       Here is the little door                                                           HOWELLS
       Bethlehem Down                                                                  WARLOCK
       All this time                                                                            WALTON
 

ABOUT US
Cantus is a chamber choir of around 25 singers. We usually perform one concerts each term, normally at our regular venue of St Mark's Church, Barton Road, Newnham, Cambridge. Concerts are generally based on sacred pieces depending on the occasion.
Cantus at St Mark's, Newnham

MUSICAL DIRECTOR - DR ALAN HOWARD


Dr Alan Howard has been Musical Director of Cantus since 2015. Alan is College Lecturer and Director of Studies in Music at Selwyn College, Cambridge, and Director of Studies at Queens' College. Alan's research focuses on the music of Henry Purcell and his contemporaries in Restoration England.  

REPERTOIRE

Our concert programmes vary depending on the occasion, but are normally based on sacred music from British and European composers. See for example the programmes for our recent concerts as set out below.

PREVIOUS CONCERTS

Our last concert was on 1 July 2017 in St Mark's Church, Barton Road, Newnham, Cambridge. See below.


SATURDAY 1 JULY 2017, 8.00 PM 
AT ST MARK'S CHURCH, BARTON ROAD, NEWNHAM, CAMBRIDGE


A BAROQUE CELEBRATION


PROGRAMME

         Zadok the Priest                                               Handel
        O God, thou art my God                                 Purcell
        This is the Day*                                                Samuel Howard 

                                                 INTERVAL

        Water Music (selection) - Instrumental        Handel
        Acis and Galatea (selection)                           Handel
        The King shall Rejoice                                     Handel



  * This is the Day was written by Samuel Howard (1710-1782) for his DMus         degree. It was first performed in Cambridge in 1769, but until this               concert had not been heard since the 18th Century.

CONTACT DETAILS

For more information please contact the Secretary on cantus@cantuscambridge.com

There are often vacancies in the different voice parts. If you are interested in joining, please contact Margaret Hay on the address given above giving brief details of voice, singing experience, and sight reading ability.

INFORMATION FOR MEMBERS

                                                              
                                                               REHEARSALS

Rehearsals are held on Mondays at 8.00 pm at St Edmund's College Chapel, St Edmund's College, Mount Pleasant, CAMBRIDGE, CB3 0BN.


                                      DATES FOR MICHAELMAS TERM 2017

11 September 2017    Rehearsals start (Note no rehearsal on 9 October)
9 December 2017       Concert at St Mark's, Newnham


Cantus Singers of Cambridge are members of Making Music, the organisation which looks after the interests of amateur music groups in the UK. Further details can be found on the Making Music website on https://www.makingmusic.org.uk