West Road Concert Hall
Sun 26 January
Sinfonia of Cambridge

Bird Songs

Respighi, Vaughan Williams and Tchaikovsky

Music which echoes, imitates and celebrates birdsong is the inspiration for the Sinfonia of Cambridge’s winter concert, with the exceptional young violinist Emma Lisney playing the solo part in Vaughan Williams’ ‘The Lark Ascending’.

The programme begins with Respighi’s ‘The Birds’, coloured by the sounds of the dove, the hen, the nightingale and the cuckoo. After Vaughan Williams’s enduringly popular evocation of the song of the skylark, chamber choirs from St John’s College School then join the orchestra, for a Catalan folk song arranged by their musical director Howard Williams.

The programme concludes with a suite of music from Tchaikovsky’s incomparable ballet ‘Swan Lake’.


Sun 26 January at 7:30pm


120 minutes


West Road Concert Hall


£20, £16 (concessions), £5 (under 16s and student standby)

West Road Concert Hall is one of Cambridge's premier music venues. Ideally situated only minutes' walk from the famous Cambridge Backs and King's College, it is renowned for its superb acoustic qualities.

Please note there is restricted viewing from some of the balcony seating.


Three wheelchair spaces are available in the concert hall with easy access at ground floor level throughout the building.

The main entrance to the venue has a double width door, with a push button for automatic opening.



West Road Concert Hall
11 West Road
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26 January 7:30pm – 9:30pm approx 7:30pm – 9:30pm approx Buy tickets