A Farewell to Arms

Saturday, November 10th, 2018 at 7:30pm

Queens’ College Chapel, Cambridge Fairhaven Singers, conducted by Ralph Woodward.   Our concert on 10 November, A Farewell to Arms, acknowledges the centenary of both the Armistice and the death of Hubert Parry, placing the composer’s soul-searching Songs of Farewell alongside the premiere of a searing new work by Geoff Page. Parry’s masterpiece dates from […]

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Music for a summer’s evening

Saturday, July 7th, 2018 at 7:30pm

The Fairhaven Singers summer concert is one of the highlights of Cambridge’s high season. Come and experience an enchanting celebration of beautiful music presented with passion, and, in the interval, a festive dash of strawberries and sparkling wine served by the River Cam. This year’s unforgettable repertoire includes Brahms’s gorgeous Fest- und Gedenksprüche, Jonathan Dove’s […]

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Music for a summer’s afternoon (child-friendly concert)

Saturday, July 7th, 2018 at 4:30pm

The Fairhaven Singers summer concert is one of the highlights of Cambridge’s high season, and we are again delighted to present a child-friendly version of the concert in the afternoon, to encourage the next generation of Fairhaven listeners to bring their parents along! The 30-minute programme is a distillation of the evening’s repertoire, featuring English […]

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Duruflé Requiem and Bernstein Chichester Psalms

Saturday, March 17th, 2018 at 7:30pm

St John’s College Chapel, Cambridge Fairhaven Singers, conducted by Ralph Woodward. With the East Anglia Chamber Orchestra. This thrilling and emotional concert presents three undoubted masterpieces of the mid-20th century. Duruflé’s sensuous Requiem is on many singers’ Desert Island lists, a spirit-lifting and mystical collision of medieval plainsong and rich French harmonies. Samuel Barber’s Adagio […]

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Music for Advent and Christmas

Saturday, December 9th, 2017 at 8:00pm

Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge Fairhaven Singers, conducted by Ralph Woodward.   Our Christmas concert is an annual highlight for choir members and audience alike, featuring seasonal favourites and new discoveries. Enchanting gems by Howells and Villette, a neglected carol by Kodaly (marking the 50th anniversary of his death), a wonderful piece by Jonathan Dove (as […]

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Grief and Consolation

Saturday, November 11th, 2017 at 7:30pm

Queens’ College Chapel, Cambridge Fairhaven Singers, conducted by Ralph Woodward.   Two powerful works by Brahms lie at the heart of Grief and Consolation, a full-blooded and emotional programme that culminates in the premiere of a new work by New York-based choral luminary Ola Gjeilo. We sing Brahms’ Requiem in the composer’s own version for […]

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Music for a summer’s evening

Saturday, July 8th, 2017 at 7:30pm

Queens’ College Chapel, Cambridge Fairhaven Singers, conducted by Ralph Woodward. The Fairhaven Singers summer concert is one of the highlights of Cambridge’s high season. Come and experience an enchanting celebration of beautiful music presented with passion, and, in the interval, a festive dash of strawberries and sparkling wine (included in the ticket price) served by […]

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Music for a summer’s afternoon –family concert

Saturday, July 8th, 2017 at 4:30pm

Queens’ College Chapel, Cambridge Fairhaven Singers, conducted by Ralph Woodward. The Fairhaven Singers summer concert is one of the highlights of Cambridge’s high season, and we are again delighted to present a child-friendly version of the concert in the afternoon, to encourage the next generation of Fairhaven listeners to bring their parents along! The 30-minute […]

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Music for a summer’s evening at Kirtling Church

Sunday, July 2nd, 2017 at 7:00pm

Kirtling Church, Suffolk Music for a summer’s evening

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James MacMillan’s St Luke Passion

Saturday, March 18th, 2017 at 7:30pm

St John’s College Chapel, Cambridge Fairhaven Singers, conducted by Ralph Woodward. With the East Anglia Chamber Orchestra, Stephen Perse Foundation Chamber Choir and St Catharine’s College Girls’ Choir.   James MacMillan’s stunning St Luke Passion was premiered as recently as 2014, so our performing it now is a ground-breaking event in itself. The majestic chapel […]

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Highlights of past seasons:

2017 MacMillan St Luke Passion
2016 Beethoven Missa solemnis
2015 Handel Dixit Dominus, Ēriks Ešenvalds Passion and Resurrection
2014 Paul Mealor Stabat mater, Mozart Mass in C minor
2013 Poulenc Gloria, Britten Spring Symphony
2012 Handel Israel in Egypt
2011 Mozart motets, Haydn Little Organ Mass, and MacMillan Seven Last Words from the Cross
2010 Bach St John Passion
2009 Todd Requiem (premiere)
2008 Todd Midwinter, Handel Messiah
2007 Bach B minor Mass
2006 Mozart Requiem
2005 Bach Magnificat, Lalande Cantate Domino
2004 Duruflé Requiem, Mozart Coronation Mass
2003 Bach St Matthew Passion
2002 Britten St Nicolas
2001 Mozart Vespers
2000 Brahms Requiem, Todd The Burning Road
1999 Handel Ode for St Cecilia’s Day
1998 Orff Carmina Burana