There’s a wide range of artistic and musical events happening on campus during the forthcoming summer term.
To kick things off, there’s a pair of free lunchtime concerts down at the Cope Auditorium (1.15 start). On Wednesday 30th April celebrate the musical achievements of the winners of Loughborough University’s Music Scholarship Award, Thomas Blundell, Qinjie Lin and Annabel Griffiths. Then on Wednesday 7th May the Sterling Trio will be performing a programme of well-known composers including Howard Blake (composer of The Snowman), plus a performance of the Techno-Parade by Guillaume Connesson (a contemporary fusion of techno and classical styles), by this intriguing and unusual instrumental trio.
On Saturday 10th May in the Cope Auditorium (7.30pm, tickets £12, £10 concessions) join the Cantamus Girls Choir for an enchanting and unmissable evening of choral music in a repertoire spanning the centuries, performed by a 40 strong choir of girls aged 13 to 19 who have been performing extensively in the UK, Europe, North America and the Far East. Over their 45 year history they have amassed 28 First Prize wins at international choral festivals, most notably the World Choir Olympics in Germany and China.
The University Choir will be holding their annual Spring Concert on Wednesday 21st May in the Cope Auditorium (7.30pm, tickets £7, £5 concessions), who will be performing a soundbite of the musical fare that was popular in England in the years leading up to World War I.
On Wednesday 4th June, again in the Cope Auditorium (7.30pm, £12, £10 concessions), the Chamber Ensemble of London (pictured above) will be playing a selection of English music for strings. With a repertoire ranging from Baroque to Jazz the Ensemble has been gaining a reputation for their versatile programming, discovering and championing little-known or lost works.
History buffs are in for a treat in July when Alison Weir visits the Martin Hall Theatre (Tuesday 22nd July, 6pm, tickets £7). Alison is the top-selling female historian in the United Kingdom, and has sold over 2.3 million books worldwide. Her most recent book is a biography of Elizabeth of York, whose marriage to Henry VII united the houses of York and Lancaster. She will be giving a new talk exclusively for the University entitled ‘“The Prince expected in due season”: The Queen’s First Duty’, exploring the practices and politics of the Royal birthing chamber.
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