16 December 2021: What sweeter music

The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge finish off our 2021 season in style, with a programme of the most beautiful and entertaining of contemporary music for the festive season.

As ever, admission and refreshments are free, with a retiring collection. For this event, we are also selling tickets to reserve a seat in advance (effectively donating early). These tickets are available here:

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The performance starts at 7.30pm.

The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge
Local talent concert

14 March 2020: Local talent concert

In March, we celebrate the wealth of local talent we have in and around Clare. In a programme of fantastic variety we will hear enchanting music from Suffolk Harps, the delightful hand bells of Ring of Bells, and vocal contributions from Stour Valley Youth Choir as well as solo and duet items from talented local young singers.

The performance starts at 7.30pm.

23 October 2021: Granta Chorale

Granta Chorale presents 'A Time to Sing', a varied programme of songs and choruses on the natural world and the passing of time. Music includes Britten's entrancing 'Hymn to St Cecilia', songs from John Rutter’s Birthday Madrigals, Hindemith’s six settings of poems by Rilke, Rheinberger’s sumptuous 'Evening Hymn' and jazz numbers such as 'Autumn Leaves'.

The performance starts at 7.30pm.

Granta Chorale
Slideways Trombone Quartet

2 October 2021: Slideways

Slideways Trombone Quartet presents a varied programme of music that takes us from Gabrieli to Gershwin. The trombone is probaby the oldest of modern instruments, and one of the most versatile. This programme of arrangements and original compositions has something for everyone.

The performance starts at 7.30pm.

3 July 2021: The Food of Love

Hexachordia presents a programme of Shakespearean words and music. Singing and playing on instruments such as the lute, viol, recorder and renaissance guitar, Hexachordia plays Elizabethan music inspired by quotations from the Bard’s work by composers such as Thomas Morley and John Dowland.

The performance starts at 7.30pm.

Hexachordia
Local talent concert

14 March 2020: Local talent concert

In March, we celebrate the wealth of local talent we have in and around Clare. In a programme of fantastic variety we will hear enchanting music from Suffolk Harps, the delightful hand bells of Ring of Bells, and vocal contributions from Stour Valley Youth Choir as well as solo and duet items from talented local young singers.

The performance starts at 7.30pm.

12 December 2019: Celebration! A festival of songs

St Edmundsbury Male Voice Choir, with guest soloist soprano Gemma Alexander, will entertain us with a fabulous selection of music: folk songs, Welsh hymns, spirituals and some of the best contemporary choral music.

St Edmundsbury Male Voice Choir
A Tudor Evening

21 June 2019: A Tudor Evening

On 21 June, SMICC is excited to welcome Cambridge Vocal Consort, a mixed-voice octet of former Cambridge choral scholars, to sing a varied programme of madrigals such as Farmer's 'Fair Phyllis', lute songs by Dowland and sacred music such as Byrd's stirring Ave Verum Corpus. The Consort is known for its refreshing approach to concerts, interspersing its performance with interactive and informative spoken programme notes.

The performance starts at 7.45pm.

Free admission

Admission to SMICC concerts is free, and refreshments are provided. However, we do run them to raise money, both for Clare Church itself, and for a nominated charity on each occasion. So we ask for donations at the end of the concert from those who feel able to give them. Thank you in advance for your generous support.

Refreshments
St Peter and St Paul Church, Clare

St Peter and St Paul Church, Clare

SMICC concerts are held in the beautiful parish church of St Peter and St Paul in Clare, Suffolk. One of the largest in East Anglia, the church can date its origins back to the 13th century. In fact, it has a list of past priests dating back as far as 1307. More importantly for SMICC, it has a superb acoustic for music, soft but clear.