|Master’s Drawing Room Recitals|
The Master’s Drawing Room recitals started in Hilary Term 2014 as an informal complement to the traditional Sunday concerts. The initiative tries to merge the old tradition of teatime concerts and the need for a termly social activity for the members of the Society. They are free, and include wine and nibbles for all the attendees. These small-scale concerts are a great opportunity to have direct contact with the artists and discuss many of the musical aspects that remain hidden in the backstage of the more formal Hall concerts.
The First Master's Drawing Room recital was given on 6th March 2014 by Francesc Gamon (piano) and Aurora Peña (soprano). They performed a selection of arias, lieder, French songs and Spanish zarzuela.
During Hilary 2015 Rachel Maxey (viola) and Tom Dixon (countertenor) joined us to perform Britten, Bach and Mahler. The season was completed by Emma Brown (oboe) playing Loeillet, Hope and Bozza at the end of the Trinity term.
The Master’s Drawing Room recitals continue again during the academic year 2015-16.
The Musical Society also organises concert trips for its members. During the academic year 2015-16 we enjoyed concerts by one of the world’s leading a cappella sacred vocal music ensembles, The Tallis Scholars, two great virtuoso soloist of our time, Anne-Sophie Mutter and Maria Joao Pires.