May 2015 | Downing Evensong

The new Tickell organ at Downing College, Cambridge.

On Sunday 17th May at 6pm, members of Vox Cantab sang Evensong in the splendidly-refurbished Chapel at Downing College, Cambridge, accompanied by the fabulous new Tickell organ. The music included anthems by Williams Byrd and Mundy, and an organ voluntary by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck.

Members of Vox Cantab after the Downing service

Members of Vox Cantab after the Downing service



March 2015 | Carmina Banana

‘Carmina Banana’, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

Director Louisa Denby; Piano Elis Reed; Readers Richard Blakemore & Debbie Pullinger

The programme included works by 16th-century composers Thomas Morley and Clemens non Papa, through to Quilter’s arrangement of Drink to me only with thine eyes (beautifully sung by soprano soloist Catherine White), Rutter’s Banquet Fugue from The Reluctant Dragon, and Frederick Bridge’s humorous tale of The Goslings.

The musical numbers were interspersed with readings serious and light-hearted, including extracts from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (J.K. Rowling), Vanity Fair (William Makepeace Thackeray), Alice in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll), and a Shakespeare sonnet.

Spot the banana...

Spot the banana…


January 2012 | An Epiphany Journey

‘An Epiphany Journey’
Jesus College Chapel, Cambridge

Conductors Patrick Allies & Louisa Denby; Minister The Rev James Gardom
Readers Richard Blakemore & Morvern Tomison


Gustav Holst – In the Bleak Midwinter

Francisco Guerrero – Los Reyes siguen la’strella

Francisco Guerrero – Ibant Magi

Peter Cornelius – The Three Kings

Trad. Polish, arr. Malcolm Sargent – Star in the South

Thomas Attwood – O God, who by the leading of a star

Orlando Gibbons – Almighty and Everlasting God

Ben Parry – And is it true?

Eduardo Falú – Villancico de la Falta de Fe

Johannes Eccard – When to the temple Mary went

Richard Sheppard – Hodie beata virgo Maria

Orlando Gibbons – Nunc dimittis from Short Service

December 2010 | Music for Advent

Corpus Christi College Chapel, Cambridge
in aid of the ministry of the Chapel

Conductors Jeremy Haneman, Patrick Allies, Louisa Denby & Oliver Hancock


Clemens non Papa – O Maria vernans rosa

Guerrero – Canite tuba in Syon

Guerrero – Ave Virgo sanctissima

Victoria – Ne timeas Maria

Victoria – Ave Maria 8v

Esquivel – Vox clamantis

Morales – Ecce virgo concipiet

Mateo de Flecha el Viejo – Riu riu chiu

Pärt – Sieben Magnificat Antiphonen

Biebl – Ave Maria