200215 Minerva Festival

The Minerva Festival

Composition Workshop

Saturday 15th February

11:00 am

The Minerva Festival is a Cambridge-wide festival celebrating the music of women and non-binary people. Formerly known as the Cambridge Female Composers Festival, the Minerva Festival adopted its new name, after the Roman goddess of the arts, in order to better reflect its commitment to supporting the musical endeavours of both women and non-binary people.

Along with a series of recitals, evensongs and our flagship International Women’s Day Concert, our term of events includes a composition competition. This gives three female and non-binary composers the opportunity to have their music workshopped in front of some of the most eminent female composers in the UK, by some of Cambridge’s most talented student musicians. Last year’s competition was won by Anna Semple, whose string quartet Four Seas was performed in our International Women’s Day Concert.

For this year’s competition, we asked composers to enter new works for SATB choir. As a result, three new choral works by female and non-binary composers from the University of Cambridge will be workshopped in front of distinguished female composers including Judith Weir, Deborah Pritchard, and Sarah MacDonald. The new pieces will be workshopped by choral scholars from the choirs of Clare, Gonville and Caius, and St John’s Voices. At the end of the workshop, a winner will be chosen to be performed in our International Women’s Day Concert on Sunday 8th March.

We hope you can make what promises to be one of the most exciting events on our term card!

Siri Livingston – Hold up your head
Mary Offer – Footprints
Rowan Fox – First Fig

Ticket & Booking Information
Free admission (max. 60 persons)
This event is taking place in the Recital Room.

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