Sir Arthur Bliss Song Series

‘Last night’s recital in Pembroke College Cambridge’s splendid Wren chapel was as joyful as it was unforgettable… the college’s song recital series can attract the kind of starry singers who have already shone brightly in the world’s leading opera houses…Joseph Middleton is as classy a Lieder pianist as can be found anywhere in the world.’ Sebastian Scotney, Bachtrack (

Currated and performed by Pembroke’s College Musician, Joseph Middleton, together with the finest international visiting artists.

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Since 2006 Pembroke College has supported a series of recitals given by performers of the highest calibre. Below is a list of some of the artists we have attracted:

All recitals with Joseph Middleton




Roderick Williams


Christopher Maltman Dame Felicity Lott
 Schubert Series:
Matthew Rose Benjamin Appl Marcus Farnsworth


Geraldine McGreevy Wolgang Holzmair Anna Grevelius
Sir Thomas Allen Caroline MacPhie



Jonathan Lemalu Mark Padmore Andrew Kennedy
Toby Spence Robin Tritschler Sophie Bevan



Joan Rodgers Clara Mouirz
Alexander Baillie Nicholas Daniel



Amanda Roocroft Benedict Nelson
Anna Leese Catherine Hopper



Ann Murray DBE Ronan Collett
Robert Murray Nicholas Mulroy