Christmas Course 2020

Venue St Catharine's College
Start date 21/12/20
End date 22/12/20
Status Taking bookings
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About the course

Come and sing with us this Christmas! We will have some wonderfully festive music to sing from around the world and from different periods of time.

This Christmas there will be two groups – the first for 7-12 year olds and an older group for experienced singers aged 12-18.

The singing school course will be designed to comply with all government guidance in place at the time of the course.

Please note that the course will NOT be held at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge but at Little St Mary’s and St Botolph’s Churches, both very close to St Catharine’s College on Trumpington Road. Once we have final numbers and ages of those attending, we will be able to confirm details of where each group will attend.

Children must be aged 7+ to attend the course.

Repertoire this Christmas includes for the junior course includes:

O Holy Night – also known as “Cantique de Noël” is a well-known Christmas carol composed by Adolphe Adam in 1847 to the French poem “Minuit, chrétiens” (Midnight, Christians) by poet Placide Cappeau (1808–1877).

The Coventry Carol is an English Christmas carol dating from the 16th century. The carol was traditionally performed in Coventry in England as part of a mystery play called The Pageant of the Shearmen and Tailors.

The Little Drummer Boy is a popular Christmas song written by the American classical music composer and teacher Katherine Kennicott Davis in 1941.
Joy to the world was written in 1719 to the text by Isaac Watts

Quem pastores – A renaissance piece first published in 1551, anonymous (traditional). The Latin text is of 14th century German origi

About the venue

St Catharine’s College was founded in 1473 and is situated in the historic city-centre of Cambridge, just south of King’s College and across the street from Corpus Christi College. The college is notable for its open court (rather than closed quadrangle) that faces towards Trumpington Street.

St Catharine’s boasts a fine musical tradition and the rites of the Church of England are enriched by the excellent contribution of the Choir and Organ Scholars. The three-manual organ is one of the finest instruments in Cambridge today and the Chapel is a popular venue for recitals and other performances.

St Catharine's College, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB1 2RL
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