Category Archives: Blog

Week beginning 11 December

The 2017 lunchtime concert series concludes on a high note on Wednesday 13 December when Ian de Massini returns with Cambridge Voices at 1pm with this original seasonal programme: Theme: The lineage of Christ, from The 1st Adam to The 2nd Adam. (the bracketed name is the name of the relevant ancestor!) 1. Antony Warren:… Read More »

Reflections on the Staged Messiah by director John Ramster – Day 3

Following on from John Ramster’s reflections yesterday on the characters and their personal narratives, we conclude this short series of blog posts as John sums up his aims and hopes for the piece: ‘There is no need for these personal narratives to impede the central story of Birth, Death and Resurrection. That is the only… Read More »

Reflections on the Staged Messiah by director John Ramster – Day 2

We continue this short series of posts from John Ramster, who has written movingly of the ideas and motivation behind his Staged Messiah, which visits Emmanuel tomorrow at 7.30pm. Today, he reveals how he inspired his singers in their interpretation of the piece: “Six weeks before rehearsals began, I sent each cast member a short… Read More »

Reflections on the Staged Messiah by director John Ramster – Day One

It’s now only 2 days until our Staged Messiah, here at Emmanuel on Friday at 7.30pm. What makes this Messiah different? Over the next few days, we will share with you some reflections by director John Ramster which give a fascinating insight into how this interpretation has been conceived and created. Today, he writes: ‘Not… Read More »

Week beginning 4 December

We welcome Cambridge Renaissance Ensemble to Emmanuel for their debut concert in our Lunchtime Concert series tomorrow, 6 December at 1pm. Their programme is as follows: In nomine                                                                           John Taverner (c.1490-1545) In nomine I, II                                                                                                         Anon When shall my sorrowful sighing?, In nomine II                    Thomas Tallis (1505–85) In nomine                                                                                  John Bull… Read More »