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.
The dates for your diary, all at 12 noon, are:
The first concert in this planned series was given on 20 November by two members of the Cambridge Chamber Ensemble – Stephen Foster (violin) and Anastasia Matkovskaia (piano). It was warmly received, with a standing ovation at the end from an audience of about 40 people.
The Cambridge Chamber Ensemble will return on Saturday 15 January. They had intended to bring a programme of music for clarinet, viola and piano. Unfortunately, their brilliant young Russian clarinettist has caught Covid-19 and the concert has been changed to a violin-and-piano programme – giving us a second chance to hear Stephen and Anastasia. Anastasia is an exciting young pianist who began learning the piano at the age of four, going on to study at the Moscow Conservatory junior department before graduating with First Class Honours in 2021 from the Royal Academy of Music in London. On 15 January she will be playing some well-loved waltzes by Chopin.
Details of the programme for 15 January are almost ready to publish here and on Facebook – watch this space.