Events

Concerts in 2022

A Comfort of Voices – Two Spring Concerts featuring Songs of Love and Hope

These last two years have been a strange period of lockdowns, mask-wearing, testing, anxiety and hardship. Many of us have lost social contacts, seen our own plans evaporate and sometimes tragically lost friends or loved ones.

Our programme acknowledges this shared personal adversity in all its forms; but importantly also highlights the positives from this extraordinary period. The strength of community spirit which emerged everywhere; the acts of kindness and the huge care we took to keep each other safe, whether family, neighbours or strangers. Having faced loneliness, grief and the reality of our own mortality, we had to find new ways to live our lives – and to continue to experience joy, for example through singing.  The ancient practice of using our voices in harmony to share compassion, strength, fellowship and hope has been powerfully reinvigorated.

Since we first planned these concerts the invasion of Ukraine has forced us all to witness further human suffering, adding a further painful resonance to today’s music.  

We hope these concerts will truly bring performers and audience alike a Comfort of Voices, sharing love and hope with all.

Clare, Saturday 30th April at 7.30pm 

 

Downham Market Methodist Church, Sunday 8th May at 3.15pm We were thrilled to have returned to this lovely building and to be singing again in Downham Market. 

Here is the digital programme: https://1drv.ms/b/s!AtjOZVTLgZ7rgp5GHGlV2rKfZax2lA?e=x7x7pz

Oundle, St Peter’s Church, Saturday 1st October 7.30pm We have an exciting programme lined up for this autumn concert; make sure it is in your diary!

Concerts in 2021

We are delighted to have two performances at Christmas 2021. We have a mix of some brilliantly approachable new carols for upper voices and some old favourites in both concerts. After not being able to perform carols last Christmas, we are determined to these will quite simply be the best possible carol concerts…..         

St Peter’s Church, Oundle – Sunday 5th December 2021 at 3.15pm. 

And the digital programme is here https://1drv.ms/b/s!AtjOZVTLgZ7rgpoSUdi46ia__WQqSw?e=G5B5k7

St John’s College, Cambridge, in association with Maggie’s, Cambridge – Sunday 12th December 2021.

And the digital programme is at: https://1drv.ms/b/s!AtjOZVTLgZ7rgpoU64RYCKGj2B3OGA?e=tlcOm0

Burnham Thorpe – Saturday 31st July at 4pm in All Saints, Burnham Thorpe preceded by tea at 3pm.

All Saints Church, Church Lane, Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk PE31 8FL

The Holt Festival Fringe, Monday 26th July at St Andrews Church, Holt – 12.30pm. 

Christmas 2021 will see the choir back in Cambridge; check back here for more details as our programme develops.

 

 

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Concerts in 2020

Balsham – February 15th 4pm at The Church of the Holy Trinity, Balsham, Cambridgeshire, CB21 4DS

Past Concerts in 2019

Sunday 15th December – 4.15pm – St John’s College Chapel, Cambridge

 

Sunday 22nd December 3.30pm – Downham Market- “Alleluya”

 

Sunday 2nd June 3.30pm – St Cyriac & St Julitta’s Church, Swaffham Prior – “Summer’s Sweet Music”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday 13th April 4.30pm – Downham Market Methodist Church – 

Concerts in 2018

Our first concert was in Kings College Dining Hall, Cambridge at the invitation of Maggie’s Centre, Cambridge. Serenata was delighted to contribute to this fantastic cause £2000 was raised. See our gallery for pictures courtesy of Kings College of this fantastic venue…..Maggie’s Cambridge can be found at https://www.facebook.com/maggiescentrecambs/