In and Around Catz

Cambridge Female Composers Festival

The Cambridge Female Composers Festival is a city-wide festival ran by students to promote the study, performance, and creation of music by female composers. The festival features a wide range of events including concerts, recitals, and evensongs in colleges, churches, and other venues across the city. Many of our events are free, with retiring collections for Cambridge Rape Crisis Centre.


08 Feb 12:15pm – Kettle’s Yard – FREE
Crossing the Centuries: solo piano music with Ursula Perks

13 Feb 9pm – Trinity College Chapel – FREE
Cantata series: Cantates Françoises: L’isle de Délos – Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre

18 Feb 1:30pm – Christ’s College Chapel – FREE
Solo string recital with Leora Cohen and Claire Watters

22 Feb 8pm – Jesus College Chapel – FREE
Contemporary vocal recital with Joanna Ward

23 Feb 11am – Yusuf Hamied Theatre, Christ’s College – FREE
Quartet composition workshop with the Granta Quartet

27 Feb 1pm – Old Labs, Newnham College – FREE
Song recital with Madeline Bryan and Charlie Pemberton

02 Mar 1pm – St Clement’s Church – FREE
tick tock: experimental vocal music, Pre-concert talk by Naomi Woo

05 Mar 1pm – Great St Mary’s Church – FREE
Chamber music through the ages with the Arc Quartet

08 Mar 8pm – Trinity College Chapel – Tickets available at
Festival Concert: conducted by Naomi Woo and Joy Lisney (The only ticketed event – tickets available on our website)

Please direct questions to Lucy Ruben, Publicity Officer 2019 – Cambridge Female Composers Festival.