Concerts

Forthcoming Concert

60th Anniversary Concert

Our next concert will be held on Saturday 6 July 2024 at St George’s Church, Chesterfield Road, Cambridge CB4 1LN

We will be singing a selection of CCS favourites from previous years.

Past Concerts

20 Mar 2024

  • Victoria: O vos omnes
  • Drury: By the waters of Babylon
  • Buxtehude: Ad pectus
  • Bruckner Christus factus est
  • J S Bach: Jesu, joy of man’s desiring

6 Dec 2023

  • Gloria Antonio Vivaldi 
  • Angels from the realms of glory Traditional, arr. David Willcocks 
  • Hark! the herald-angels sing Felix Mendelssohn, arr. David Willcocks 
  • Candlelight Carol John Rutter 
  • All bells in paradise John Rutter 
  • While shepherds watched their flocks Traditional, arr. David Willcocks 
  • Ding Dong Merrily on High Traditional 
  • Jingle Bells James Lord Pierpont, arr. Ray Charles 
  • O Come, All Ye Faithful Traditional, arr. David Willcocks 
  • White Christmas Irving Berlin 

12 Jul 2023

Our ‘It’s a Grand Night for Singing’ summer concert included the following programme and two poems written by our own Ian Whybrow and read by Ian and fellow choir member Margaret Ingram.

  • Sumer is acumen in Anon
  • In these delightful pleasant groves  Purcell
  • In the merry spring  Ravenscroft
  • Linden Lea  RVW, arr. Somervell
  • Bluebird  Stanford
  • Diaphenia  Stanford
  • As torrents in summer  Elgar
  • O what a beautiful morning  R&H, arr. Stickles
  • Some enchanted evening  R&H, arr. Stickles
  • It’s a Grand Night for Singing  R&H, arr. Stickles
  • Summertime  Gershwin, arr. Stickles
  • If ever I would leave you  Lerner, arr. Yoder
  • We’ll gather lilacs  Novello, arr. Derbyshire
  • Over the rainbow  Arlen, arr. Chinn
  • All the things you are  Kern, arr. Stickles
  • As time goes by  Hupfeld, arr. Robinson

Our MD, Owen Elsley, leading CCS in our summer 2023 concert

22 Mar 2023

Several soloist joined the choir for our concert on 22 March 2023 at St Andrew’s Church, Chesterton, where we were also accompanied by the church organ.

  • Gabriel Fauré: Requiem
  • John Taverner: Song for Athene 
  • Gabriel Fauré: Cantique de Jean Racine
  • WA Mozart: Ave verum corpus
  • Felix Mendelssohn: Hear my Prayer
  • Lili Boulanger: Vieille prière bouddhique

8 Dec 2019

A ceremony of carols

21 Jul 2019

A Life on the Ocean Waves. Excerpts from Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Pirates of Penzance” and other Sea related songs.

7 Apr 2019

Fauré’s Requiem, and other well-loved items

9 Dec 2018

Blow, Blow, thou Winter Wind – seasonal music including Let it Snow! and Winter Wonderland.

14 Jul 2018

¡Viva la Musica! A joint concert with the Cambridge Concert Orchestra and part of the Chesterton Festival.

Concert Poster

15 Apr 2018

Stanford’s Canterbury Pilgrims

3 Dec 2017

Christmas Around The World

  • Charpentier Midnight Mass for Christmas
  • Carols from Europe, America, and Asia
  • Chestnuts Roasting over an Open Fire
  • Mary had a Baby

16 Jul 2017

Animal Magic
The Hippopotamus Song
Rolling Down to Rio
Old McDonald Had a Farm

3 Apr 2017

Let There Be Light –  
Including a wide range of pieces from Lauridson’s Lux Aeterna and  Haydn’s The Heavens are Telling through to Walking on Sunshine (and beyond!)

2017_SpringConcert_Poster_Final
Poster of concert, rainbow background

25 Jun 2016

Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Joint concert with the City Singers, a children’s community choir

  • Andrew Carter – Benedicite
  • Burns – My love is like a red red rose
  • Beatles – Yellow Submarine

19 Mar 2016

La Belle France

  • Duruflé – Requiem
  • Fauré – Cantique de Jean Racine
  • Schönberg & Kretzmer – Les Misérables
Poster showing french bunting, a colourful marketstall and part of the Eiffel Tower
2015_WinterConcert_Poster_Final

12 Dec 2015

The Magic Piper

  • Quintus Benziger – The Magic Piper
    Words adapted from Browning – The Pied Piper of Hamelin,
    Music adapted from Mozart – The Magic Flute
  • Vaughan Williams – Fantasia on Christmas Carols
  • Berlioz – The Shepherds’ Farewell
  • Gruber – Silent Night

21 Jun 2015

Summer Serenade
Part of Chesterton Festival!

  • Webber – Music of the night
  • Gershwin – Summertime
  • Fauré – Such a night (Pavane)
Picture of couple playing music under a crescent of moon, and concert details
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14 Mar 2015

A Call for Peace

Jenkins – The Armed Man, with other songs of peace

12 Jul 2014

Golden Jubilee Concert

Handel’s Messiah

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