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Hidden Places at Pembroke: the Vestry

There are some places in Pembroke that most of our members and visitors won't usually see. One of these is known best to the Choirs of Pembroke: the Vestry. The vestry is a small room by the Chapel, accessed by the same easily-overlooked door that leads to the organ loft. Here the Choir get ready for services, store their robes, and of course make cups of tea. The vestry has…

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Fauré and Fund-raising: Tuesday nights at Pembroke

On Tuesday last week a small audience was treated to the first in a new series of recitals in aid of the Syrian refugee crisis. Anna Lapwood, Director of Music, tells Kit Smart more about the recitals. The Tuesday recitals are a new scheme set up this year as part of the College’s ongoing commitment to raise money for the Syrian Refugee Crisis. We have so many links with fantastically talented musicians both in Cambridge and beyond, and so we thought it would make sense to showcase them whilst simultaneously raising money for a very important cause.   We’re hoping to also use the series to revive links with old members…

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An Italian Serata with Antonio Carluccio

It was with great pleasure that Pembroke was able to welcome back Antonio Carluccio OBE and his partner Sabine Stevenson for this year’s Italian Serata. By guest author Dr Ambrogio…

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Conversations with a Cambridge Composer

Jay Richardson (2015), second year Music undergraduate at Pembroke, has been made Composer in Residence at the Cambridge Corn Exchange. In March this year Kit Smart wrote about Jay’s original…

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William Pitt Seminar

On Friday 14th October the college held the 11th annual William Pitt seminar, with the theme of “A Higher Purpose: the role of universities in C21st Britain’ Below is a…

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