This Saturday (21 November) at 9.00pm in the College Chapel, the accomplished Kenderdine Consort, led by Dr Barrett, will perform a programme of highly emotive vocal music. These ‘Songs of Lamentation’ are all settings of Jeremiah.
Tallis – Lamentations
Byrd – Haec dicit Dominus
Kirbye – Vox in Rama
Purcell – Let mine eyes run down
Admission is free but there will be a retiring collection for Save the Children: Child Refugee Crisis Appeal.
The Kenderdine Consort is named in honour Dr Sidney Kenderdine (1935-2002). Dr Kenderdine came up to Pembroke in 1955 to read Natural Sciences. He took a PhD in Physics in 1963 and was appointed a Teaching Fellow at Pembroke in 1965. He taught Physics for three decades, as well as acting as Praelector of the College between 1969-1999.
Dr Kenderdine was a tireless supporter of music in College, acting as President of the Music Society from 1971 until his death. He was deeply involved in Chapel music and gave recitals on the organ, which had had restored in 1980. He produced three CD’s of his performances on the organ, and endowed the Senior Organ Scholarship