Other Concerts and Events at Emmanuel

Emmanuel is a very popular venue for events of all kinds.  Forthcoming events include the following – this page is updated regularly so please check back!

For full details of each event please see our Calendar, where information will be added as it becomes available

If you are interested in booking Emmanuel for your event, please see our Lettings page.

2019 

Saturday 27 July 1.10pm
Cambridge Summer Music Lunchtime Family Concert
Sir Goward the Coward and the Feasty Beasty

Lunchtime Family Concert: Sir Goward the Coward and the Feasty Beasty

Wednesday 31 July
Cambridge Early Music
Marc-Antoine Charpentier and Francois Couperin
At 7pm Pre-concert talk by Professor Graham Sadler
At 8pm Concert by The Parley of Instruments and Claire Coleman soprano, Daniel Auchincloss haute contre, Stuart O’Hara bass
A double musical portrait of the two greatest French composers of the reign of Louis XIV. We survey some of the extraordinary music Marc-Antoine Charpentier wrote for the virtuoso ensemble in the household of the Duchesse de Guise, including extracts from the chamber opera Actéon, the serenata ‘Sù, sù, sù, non dormite’ and the passionate solo motet ‘Magdalena lugens’. Charpentier’s music is a creative synthesis of French and Italian elements, and his young admirer François Couperin took the process a stage further in the beautiful but little-known motets and sonatas he wrote in the 1690s, soon after he began working at Versailles. We contrast festive motets for St Anne and St Susanna with the dramatic ‘Audite omnes’, a meditation on the passion for solo haute contre.
Book tickets via the Cambridge Live box office https://www.cambridgelive.org.uk/tickets/events/cambridge-early-music-marc-antoine-charpentier-fran%C3%A7ois-couperin

Wednesday 7 August
Cambridge Early Music
‘City Voices, Courtly Airs’
At 7pm pre-concert talk by Professor Richard Freedman
At 8pm concert by The Courtiers of Grace
A journey through sixteenth-century France, from chanson to air de cour, via the city tavern and the turbulence of the Reformation church, with adventures along the way in words taking charge of music. Works by Josquin, Le Jeune, Sermisy, Sandrin, Janequin, Certon, Lassus and others.
Book tickets via the Cambridge Live Box Office https://www.cambridgelive.org.uk/tickets/events/cambridge-early-music-city-voices-courtly-airs

Saturday 12 October 2019 8pm
Strathspey and Reel Club Ceilidh

Sunday 13 October 2019
Green Mind Gigs presents LISSIE

Friday 18 October 2019 8pm
The Round Ceilidh

Saturday 2 November 2019 8pm
Handel’s Messiah: A Soulful Celebration

Saturday 16 November 8pm
The Round Ceilidh

Thursday 12 December 2019
‘Gabrielle’s Message’ – Mediva (Early Music Concert)

2020 

Friday 24 January 8pm
Friends of Freetown Charity Ceilidh

Saturday 1 February 8pm
The Round Ceilidh

Saturday 2 May 8pm
The Round Ceilidh