A series of lunchtime concerts is planned for 2022. These will generally take place in St Mary’s on the second Saturday of the month at 12 noon. Lasting one hour, all concerts are of professional standard and free to attend, with a retiring collection for church funds.
On Saturday 12 March the Lunchtime Concert at 12 noon will see the return of the Cambridge Chamber Ensemble. They will have a programme for the wonderful combination of Clarinet, Viola and Piano.
To open, we will hear Bach's Cello Suite No 1 played on the viola by Stephen Foster.
Alina Vorobyeva (clarinet) and Anastasia Matkovskaia (piano) will then play Brahms' E flat Clarinet Sonata.
The concert ends with a selection of well-loved pieces for clarinet, viola and piano by Max Bruch.
This concert is effectively an Anglo/Russian/Ukrainian collaboration. While both young women were born and raised in Moscow, Anastasia has a strong Ukrainian heritage, having a Ukrainian mother and grandparents and many other family members in Odessa.
Further dates in this series of Saturday concerts include:
Saturday 14 May - a string quartet of graduates from the Royal Academy of Music will play Schubert, one week after performing the same programme to an invited audience in the Master's Lodge at Trinity College, Cambridge
Saturday 9 July - Kirsten Jenson (cello) and John Thwaites (piano) are well-known professional chamber musicians and will give a recital featuring works from their latest CD. John is Professor of Piano at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire