Welcome to the Fairhaven Singers
Under Musical Director Ralph Woodward, the Fairhaven Singers has become one of Cambridge’s leading chamber choirs. Spanning eight centuries, from the sacred to the secular, our diverse repertoire has delighted audiences in Cambridge and across Europe. Our concerts range widely in mood and style, from intimate evenings of a cappella music to major choral-orchestral works with world-class soloists. Every concert offers the Fairhavens’ trademark energy, quality and warmth.
Our reputation for innovative programming and performances of the highest calibre has earned us a distinctive place in a city known for the vitality and richness of its choral tradition. The most expert listener will find something new at a Fairhaven Singers concert, while the new enthusiast can enjoy an exciting introduction to choral music.
The Fairhaven Singers have nearly finished their 2014-15 concert season. Our first concert of the season, Joy and Woe are woven fine, contrasted songs of joy with music of mourning for the deaths of children, culminating in Herbert Howells’ stunningly emotional Requiem. Our ever-popular Christmas concert set well-loved choral classics alongside unexpected gems, evoking the magic and mystery of the season. Our March concert, Handel and Ešenvalds, saw us in St John’s College Chapel with the Brandenburg Sinfonia, revelling in Handel’s fiery Dixit Dominus and Ēriks Ešenvalds’ unforgettably powerful Passion and Resurrection.
Don’t miss our upcoming July concert at Queens’ College Chapel, which will include strawberries and sparkling wine by the riverside during the interval.
Our long-awaited album Into the Stars has just been released! Featuring many of the works we’ve commissioned over the years, the new CD is available to order now.