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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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Tudor Family Drama, Castles, and Pembroke

The Tudors aren't what you might immediately think of when you think of Pembroke, but through Framlingham and Fotheringhay, the College is connected to some significant moments in what was a very dramatic Royal line. Fotheringhay Fotheringhay was given to Catherine of Aragon by Henry VIII. At the time it was in need of restoration, having decayed since Richard III’s death at the Battle of Bosworth. Catherine restored it at considerable expense, and after her time as Queen ended, Henry granted the castle to his subsequent wives.  Its primary use was as a prison…

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Musical Mayhem to Organised Order

For the staff at Pembroke, there are many tasks behind the scenes that you might not notice. For Director of Music, Anna Lapwood, one of those tasks is the organisation…

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