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Collection Description

Collection Title
Clare College Music Society programmes
Unique Identifier
CCCS/2/2/1
Description
Clare College boasts a thriving Music Society which presents regular orchestral, choral and chamber concerts. Its Monday Lunchtime recitals are part of the established Cambridge concert calendar during term time. Many of those taking part in such concerts have since gone to forge successful careers as professional musicians. They include: conductors Sir Roger Norrington, Robin Ticciati, Ivor Bolton and Richard Egarr, singers Elin Manahan Thomas and Simon Bailey, violinists Margaret Faultless and Andrew Manze, composer John Rutter, organists David Dunnett and Stephen Farr, as well as musicians such as Richard Stilgoe and Kit Hesketh-Harvey.

Concerts generally take place in College Hall or Chapel, Senate House or West Road Concert Hall. Each academic year follows a similar pattern with a series of Monday lunchtime concerts each term, a number of larger orchestral and/or choral concerts across the year, occasional other performances either of the Chapel Choir or visiting ensembles, culminating in the May Week concert held in the second or third week of June.

These programmes are housed in Clare College archive in three boxes each containing programmes for events as described above, together with a further box of a small selection of posters, handbills, commemoration feast menus and term cards for Chapel services as follows:

CCCS/2/2/1/1
22/02/1896: Guildhall. Clare Music Society for the Penny Popular Concert Association.

CCS/2/2/1/2
1909 – 1925: Six programmes for smoking and May Week concerts.

1950 – 51: Music Society May Week concerts, a concert of English music and a performance of the Magic Flute. Performers include: Bernard Keeffe, John Sumsion, David Lodge.

1979 – 1993: Term cards and individual programmes for Music Society concerts for each academic year consisting of lunchtime recitals, orchestral and May Week concerts, Chapel choir concerts and other special events. A selection of the performers is as follows:
Ivor Bolton, Brodsky Quartet, Tim Brown, John Butt, Cambridge University Bach Society, Lucy Carolan, Clare college Chapel Choir, Paul Daniel, Richard Egarr, Julian Farrell, Gerald Finley, Margaret Faultless, Peter Gritton, Roy Howat, Emma Johnson, Andrew Manze, Malcolm Martineau, Roger Norrington, Jane Salmon, Toby Spence, richard Stilgoe, Sara Watkins, Russell Watson Gillian Wier.

CCCS/2/2/1/3
2003 – 2010: Term cards and individual programmes for Music Society concerts for each academic year consisting of lunchtime recitals, orchestral and May Week concerts, Chapel choir concerts and other special events. A selection of the performers is as follows:
William Cole, Cambridge University Collegium Musicum, Nicholas Collon, Yalda Davis, Richard Egarr, Andrew Manze, James McVinnie, Nicholas Mogg, Harry Ogg, Nicholas Rimmer, Rodolfus Choir, Matthew Schellhorn, Robin Ticciati.

CCCS/2/2/1/4
2003 – 2012: Posters for a selection of Music Society concerts and other events
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Location Details

University of Cambridge, Clare College
Trinity Lane Cambridge CB2 1TL
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01223 765059
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open
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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council