Music

The Sixteen to perform MacMillan’s globally acclaimed Stabat Mater at Ely Cathedral in the wake of US premiere.

Only days following its US premiere at The Lincoln Centre in New York, Ely Cathedral is to host the highly anticipated performance of James MacMillan’s Stabat Mater under the baton of Harry Christophers, and featuring the unparalleled partnership of the Britten Sinfonia and The Sixteen. Stabat Mater originated as a 13th-century text depicting Mary’s suffering …

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Carnival Theme for the 2020 Isle of Ely Arts Festival

Building on the success of this year’s Isle of Ely Arts Festival, the organisers are busy planning an exciting programme for  June 2020 on the theme of ‘Carnival’. Plans so far include a big community concert in the Cathedral involving lots of children and musicians from local orchestras performing music from The Carnival of Animals, …

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All in Sound Making Music in the Community with Ely College

Registered Charity All In Sound, is delighted that their dementia choir in Ely is still singing strong after more than a year and is proving more popular than ever.  Thanks to a grant from The National Lottery Community Fund, as well as more local funding from Hopkins Homes, through Cambridgeshire Community Foundation, City of Ely …

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Isle of Ely Arts Festival enters its second week with performances, poetry, music and art…all on your doorstep

The Festival enters its second week with an abundance of arts and culture on offer locally. Catch The Festival Players in ‘Groping for Words’ by Sue Townsend at two village venues this week. First performed in 1983 when Margaret Thatcher was in power, the problems of adult literacy the play explores are still here a generation later. The …

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Isle of Ely Arts Festival Launches with Award Winning Poet Wendy Cope

This year’s festival themed ‘Landscapes of Life’ features an unmissable programme of art, performance, music, literature & free events. The festival launches on Friday 14 June with ‘An Evening with Wendy Cope OBE in conversation with Jeremy Sallis’.   The evening will include poetry readings from Wendy who will be joined by BBC presenter Jerermy for …

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Hit band, The Tailormade, visit King’s Ely to share their skills with young musicians

Musicians from King’s Ely were in their element when The Tailormade –crowned the ‘Best buskers in London’ by former London Mayor Boris Johnson – paid them a visit. The hit band worked with Year 9 students who are studying GCSE Music next year, Year 10 GCSE Music students and Year 12 A Level Music students. …

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Hearing and visually impaired pupils’ samba rhythms to get crowds into the groove at Eel Festival

Young people with visual and hearing impairments, as well as dozens of others from local schools, will be bringing the sounds of a Rio Carnival to Ely’s Eel Day celebrations this weekend with a live samba performance. About 150 young people, some of whom have difficulties hearing or seeing, will be leading the festival-opening Eel …

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Verdi Requiem in Ely Cathedral Provides Glorious Culmination to Annual Eel Festival

Ely Sinfonia and Kings Lynn Festival Chorus wind up Ely’s Eel Day with one of the best-loved Requiems ever written Two of East Anglia’s most vibrant community organisations join forces in Ely Cathedral on Saturday 4th May to perform one of the most loved Requiems ever written, bringing Ely’s annual Eel Day to a magnificent …

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SPOTTY in Ely: district goes dotty for Children in Need

Seeing spots? Lots and lots! This week residents young and old dug out their polka dots, fluffy ears and Pudsey costumes to raise cash for the BBC’s annual Children in Need appeal. Numerous events were held in schools, preschools, baby and toddler groups and workplaces across East Cambridgeshire. At The Lantern Goslings Pre-School in Ely, …

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Ronnie Scott's comes to Ely for a Jazz Picnic at the Palace

By kind permission of the King’s School, Amnesty International Ely City Group are delighted to announce that, following three sell-out concerts, we are once again bringing members of Ronnie Scott’s All Stars to Ely for a memorable afternoon of brilliant jazz. Heading the line-up will be James Pearson, resident pianist and Artistic Director at Ronnie …

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Get Charlie & Molly to #1

Young sensations Charlie & Molly have been playing their music locally for  while now and have recently produced a CD that they have been selling to raise money for charity. They have been getting a lot of coverage and radio air time and last weekend they played at Strawberry Fair. They have now been entered into …

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Cottenham Brass Entertains Ely

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Keeping the community entertained this summer!

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Viva is keeping the local community entertained this summer with not one, or two, but three summer shows. Tickets are now on sale for all three shows. Abigail’s Party will be performed at The Brook, Soham from Thursday 4th June to Saturday 6th June. Tickets are £10 / £8 and all three shows will …

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Charlie and Molly set to entertain Sainsbury’s shoppers

Local singing duo Charlie and Molly will be officially launching their charity CD at Sainsbury’s in Ely tomorrow from 1pm – 3pm. The pair will be performing in the main foyer at the Lisle Lane store to entertain Sainsbury’s shoppers. All proceeds from their debut CD, ‘Wish you were here’, are donated to the Arthur …

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