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Cambridge University launches Centre for Music Performance with city-wide festival

Cambridge University’s newly established Centre for Music Performance (CMP) is holding a launch festival in October to celebrate the breadth of musical activities available to students and the wider Cambridge community.

From Friday 21 October to Sunday 23 October over 25 musical performances will take place across the city, in concert halls, museums, music clubs, college halls, chapels, bars and even the city’s rooftops. Events will include performances by chamber ensembles, orchestras, hip-hop groups, rock bands, choirs, jazz groups, brass ensembles, Chinese orchestra and more.

Simon Fairclough, head of the CMP said, ‘People have been performing and listening to music at Cambridge for centuries, and today the musical scene is thriving.  Hundreds of students benefit from the transformational experience of music-making each year; professional musicians ranging from chart-topping bands to internationally-renowned conductors have launched their careers here; and the quality of the choral music which thrives at college level is admired worldwide.’

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