Thursday, 27 January 2011

Lucy Bunce Concert.

On the 5th of March harpist and vocalist Lucy Bunce will be performing a concert in Stapleford Church. Our Musical Director Trevor Barlow will be performing on clarinet and sax as well as Barry Hart on guitar and Joanna Hall on flute. Come along and enjoy some great music.

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Exhibition in aid of Alive and Kicking-Stapleford

Catherine Spencer is having an exhibition of her paintings at Johnson Hall in Stapleford, to raise money for an African educational charity; Alive and Kicking.
Catherine Spencer has chosen to support this charity because one of her grandsons tragically died of cancer last year aged 13, and his Father set up a Foundation in his name to raise money for a variety of causes to help young people in Third World Countries.
Please support this occasion in any way you can.

Monday, 24 January 2011

ACE Foundation Book

Trevor Barlow, ACE Foundation Musical Director and artist, has produced a beautiful book documenting the first year of the ACE Foundation's latest project.

You can also see the book, and order it online, from our website:

Thursday, 20 January 2011

ACE composition scholar - Concert

Luke Styles was the ACE Foundation's first composition scholar at Kings College London. We are delighted to see he is continuing with his composition and would like to draw your attention to the following performance of his work 'A Stratagem for Light'.

Consortium5 and Juice

A Stratagem for Light

Venue: Grosvenor Chapel, South Audley Street, London, W1K 2PA

7:30pm Saturday 29 January 2011

£8 / £6 concessions / under 12's free


Tradition meets innovation as two renowned ensembles team up for a striking new collaboration. Recorder quintet Consortium5 and vocal trio Juice join forces to perform 'A Stratagem for Light' music by Luke Styles, text Jacob Sam-La Rose, newly commissioned with the generous support of the PRS Foundation, RVW Trust and the Britten-Pears Foundation.

‘A Stratagem for Light’, where light and dark meet, where the human voice and the instrumental blend and depart. Fusing the traditions of these two distinct ensembles, the new work will be performed alongside vocal inspired instrumental Renaissance works (Dowland, Byrd, Tye, Victoria) performed by Consortium5 and contemporary vocal works (Robinson, Hellawell, Oates) performed by Juice.

This refreshingly eclectic programme sets out to explore, question and emphasise the concept of the recorder as the closest instrument to the human voice.

Subsequent performances include:

St. James's Piccadilly, London 1.10pm 6 April 2011 Consortium5 premiere of the instrumental

version of 'A Stratagem for Light'

Nonclassical club night in July. Check website for details:

For more information about the performance, press tickets, interviews and photos of the

performers, please contact Roselyn Maynard of Consortium5; 07771604177

Wednesday, 12 January 2011



Our Book Art exhibition is now installed at Great Shelford Library where it has already received great admiration.
We are also delighted to note that one of the books that was sadly not able to be included in the exhibition has in-fact won a runner up prize in the Guardian Calendar Competition (see link below)! Well done Kate!
We have had a fantastic response to our music courses and they are filling up fast.
So far this year we have courses suitable for string, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon and flute players. Make sure you book your place asap. to avoid disappointment.

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Book Art Exhibition moving to Shelford

Don't forget that the Book Art Exhibition will be moving to Great Shelford Library on Monday, so make sure you have seen it at Cambridge Central or are prepared to visit it in Shelford!