Music Society Lent Term Concert 2017 Poster

Concerts and Recitals


Our Lent Term Concert will take place on Friday 2 March at 7.30pm in the Peterhouse Theatre, featuring performances by winners of this term's Camerata Musica/Peterhouse Music Awards who will be joined by the brilliant virtuoso Vassilis Varvaresos.

Tickets are now available from the ADC website.


Vassilis Varvaresos, piano

Aranka Hrušková, clarinet
Alex Chamolly, piano

Saint Saëns, Clarinet Sonata in E-flat, Op. 167
Beethoven, Sonata in E-flat, Op. 81a, ‘Les Adieux’
Liszt, Mephisto Waltz No. 1, S. 514
Schubert-Liszt, Soirée de Vienne, S. 427, No. 7
Ravel, La Valse (1920)

Wine will be served in the interval

The brilliant virtuoso pianist Vassilis Varvaresos is the special guest of Peterhouse Music Society for their Term Concert in the stunning Peterhouse Theatre, which also features Peterhouse Music Society Award winners Aranka Hrušková and Alex Chamolly.

At just 14 years old, Vassilis Varvaresos won First Prize in the coveted YCA International Auditions in 1998, and has since gone on to perform internationally in such halls as Zurich's Tonhalle, Vienna's Musikverein and Amsterdam's Concertgebouw. He represented Greece at the 2008 Olympics, and, following his debut at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall, he was invited to perform for President Barack Obama at the White House. The 2017-18 season has seen the launch of his new album with APARTE records.

"...Varvaresos is a young master on the rise...” Washington Post

"Varvaresos not only has a natural yet finely honed technique, it springs as one with the wide scope of profound musicianship. Varvaresos engaged his audience with a performance that sizzled from start to finish.” New York Concert Review


Our series of Lunchtime recitals continue to take place this Term on alternate Mondays, starting on Monday 22 January. Our next recital will take place on Monday 5 March starting at 13:30 in the Lubbock Room, when our Choral Scholars will be presenting a programme of solo song, including works by Mozart, Schubert, Elgar and Quilter. 


On Thursday 15th March at 21:30, there will be a short, late-night concert performance of Robert Lucas de Pearsall's Requiem Mass for Choir, Organ and Brass in Peterhouse Chapel, performed by The Choir of Peterhouse, Cambridge directed by Simon Jackson. FREE ENTRY.

One of the leading composer's of his generation, R.L. de Pearsall (1795-1856) is most famous today for his arrangement of the carol 'In Dulci Jubilo' and the exquisite 8-part madrigal 'Lay a garland'. Never performed in his lifetime, and only rarely performed today, the Requiem Mass - its choral textures enriched by the timbres of a small brass ensemble - is an unjustly neglected work, richly sonorous and tenderly lyrical in equal measure. For more information, please see our facebook event page here.