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Cambridge Song Festival a week away

A new music festival has chosen Jesus College Chapel to host its launch event on Friday 15 February, offering a programme of rich and fascinating songs by Cambridge composers past and present. 

Starting at 8.30pm, the opening concert of The Cambridge Song Festival will feature three award-winning young singers with pianist and artistic director Dr Ceri Owen, a Fellow of Sidney Sussex College. Together, they will perform a rich and fascinating collection of songs by Cambridge composers past and present. 

The Festival will run until 17 February, and aims to to bring a dedicated city-wide festival of song to the heart of Cambridge, giving life to new opportunities and audiences for the performance and enjoyment of song. 

Dr Owen says: "I'm delighted to be able to hold the opening night of the Festival in the beautiful chapel at Jesus College, moving thereafter to St John's Old Divinity School and finally, to my own College, Sidney Sussex. I'm very grateful to the Director of Music at Jesus College, Richard Pinel, for his support of this project'."

Richard Pinel adds: "The Cambridge Song Festival is an exciting addition to the musical life of the city, and we’re delighted to be holding the opening concert in our beautiful Chapel. Our Steinway grand piano is the best in Cambridge and particularly well suited to song accompaniment. This promises to be a memorable evening and start to the Festival."

Tickets for the Festival's opening night and other events are available from the Cambridge Live Trust website, with concessions available for students and under 35s.