Friday 24 NOV 2017
In Nativitate Domini: Medieval Music for Christmastide
7:30pm – Selwyn College Chapel, Cambridge
A free concert inspired by medieval choral music of 13th-century Paris will take place on 24 November in Selwyn College Chapel, from 7.30pm. It will be directed by Adam Mathias (2012), former Organ Scholar at Emmanuel.
Come along and discover the unique sounds of medieval song, from chant to hymns, carols to motets, and hear short commentaries of this music by Adam himself.
The concert is generously supported by a grant from ‘Humanities in the European Research Area’, in connection with Adam Mathias’ PhD research. Adam is funded by a grant from HERA (Humanities in the European Research Area) in a project called ‘Sound Memories: The Musical Past in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe’, supervised by Professor Susan Rankin (1981).
The choral concert has grown out of Adam's current research into late 12th- and 13th-century Paris. At this time, Paris was a hub of scholarly activities and economic prosperity – not least a result of the new University of Paris and the construction of Notre Dame Cathedral. The music that grew out this situation was of equal enterprise and ambition. The programme for this concert seeks to illustrate just how rich this musical practice was, and the range of possibilities that musicians sought to explore.
Wednesday 29 NOV 2017
9:00pm – Old Library, Emmanuel College
Join Emma Big Band once again to celebrate the end of term, with all your favourite Jazz music and cheap cocktails immediately after Christmas formal.
Friday 2 FEB 2018
Simon Ponsford (countertenor) and David Ponsford (1968, virginals) will give a recital in the Chapel at 6.15pm. All are welcome to the concert, which will last approximately 45 minutes. It will be followed by dinner at High Table for Members and their guests.