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17-11-17 Choir at Corn exchange

Swapping Bach for Bowie: Choir at the Corn Exchange

On the 14th November, the Choir of Pembroke College performed at the Cambridge Corn Exchange alongside Gareth Malone, the Swingle Singers and the Ayoub Sisters. Guest blog written by Anna Lapwood, Director of Music As a Chapel Choir, our week to week commitments mainly revolve around singing religious music in the context of the College Chapel. When Gareth Malone asked us to join him for one concert in his UK…

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Henry Moore sculpture in Pembroke

This week, Figure in a Shelter (1983) was installed in Foundress Court The college received the statue on loan from the Henry Moore Foundation, which was founded in 1977 to…

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Art in Old Court

If you have stopped by Pembroke’s Old Court in the past week you may have noticed something out of the ordinary along the Cloisters. Hannah Quinlivan, a Visual Arts PhD student at Australian National University, is responsible for the new addition. The work is part of the paper she is delivering at the Cambridge AHRC DTP conference which is being held at Peterhouse 14th-16th September. The conference’s topic is ‘Time and Temporality’ and it is this that Hannah explores in the work that has been created around the Cloisters and War Memorial. Starting a week and a half before the conference, the work has evolved to reflect the rhythm of life…

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Choir in Croatia

Pembroke graduate Katharine Griffiths (2012) reflects on the Pembroke Chapel Choir’s recent trip to Croatia Herbie Hancock, the prolific American jazz musician, once said ‘music happens to be an art…

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Sitting on History

This week Kit takes a look at the amazing cushions found in Pembroke’s Chapel The Pembroke College Chapel has stood for around 350 years. Gifted to the College by Matthew…

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Art as a Medium for Action

Pembroke PhD student Cinthia Willaman (2010) has been working with artist Gyunel Rustamova to curate an exhibition entitled Art as a Medium for ACTION, opening this week in London and…

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