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St Hilda's 125 Music Celebrations

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17th February 2018 2:30pm
Free, but please register

Come and hear Dr Alexandra Buckle lecture on ‘Reburying Britain's most notorious king: music, liturgy and practicalities’, as well as Professor Martyn Harry’s presentation on his groundbreaking work Exercise Book (music for running to). Professor Harry is the Artistic Director of the JdP.

Cost: Free, but please register
Booking deadline: 17/02/1Click here to register your attendance online.


Zoe Rahman

17th February 2018 7:30pm
Pre-concert talk at 6.45pm
£5 students, £18 stalls, £23 gallery (Two Concert Ticket Offer available)

“A remarkable pianist by any standard” The Observer.

Zoe’s latest album, “Dreamland”, showcases the depth and breadth of her musical imagination, featuring new compositions alongside tracks by Duke Ellington, Jessica Williams, Rabindranath Tagore, as well as solo renditions of some of Zoe’s back catalogue. A former MOBO Award winner, Mercury Prize nominee, Jazz FM Award nominee and British Jazz Award winner, Zoe has established herself as a unique presence in the British music industry. This is a rare opportunity to hear one of the UK’s most gifted jazz pianists in an intimate solo piano setting.

Livestreamed on our website from 6.45pm

St Hilda of Whitby: A Cantata – a celebration of music at St Hilda's

18th February
Pre-concert talk 4:45pm (
The event starts with an optional pre-concert talk where Wendy Cope and Nicola LeFanu will talk to Prof Martyn Harry about their experience meeting and working together for the first time over this project.)
Concert 5.30pm, followed by Drinks Reception
Performed by the College Orchestra and Choir the concert includes the international debut of 'St Hilda of Whitby: a Cantata' created by award-winning artistes the poet Wendy Cope (History 1963) and the composer Nicola Lefanu (Music, 1965). It is an inspired as well as most generous gift to College from the Association of Senior Members and one that we confidently expect will continue to have a performance life long after this premiere.
Nicola LeFanu has composed over a hundred works which have been widely played, broadcast and recorded; her music is published by Novello and by Edition Peters. She has been commissioned by the BBC, by festivals in UK and beyond, and by leading orchestras, ensembles and soloists.
Wendy Cope's poetry collections include Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis (1986), Serious Concerns (1992) and If I Don't Know (2001), and Two Cures for Love (2008), a selection of previous poems with notes, together with new poems. Her latest collection is Family Values (2011). Wendy Cope is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. She was awarded an OBE in 2010.
Lasting around an hour the concert also features 'Zadok the Priest' and our Music Scholar, first-year musician, Toto Gill (piano) performing Liszt’s transcription of Wagner’s ‘Liebestod’ from 'Tristan und Isolde'. It will be followed by a drinks reception in the church for all artistes and audience.
Online booking is available here. When booking, the opportunity is available to make an additional voluntary donation to the 125th Anniversary Fund. Please note we are unable to issue refunds after the booking deadline. College accommodation is extremely limited during term time. For information on checking availability, please visit our Accommodation for Alumnae Events page.



19th February 2018 5:30pm
Free and open to all (booking through Eventbrite)

Come and join us for this opportunity to watch Lynne Wake's newly reversioned documentary film New Wave Ballet, premiered last year in London. Featuring interviews and never before seen archival footage, New Wave Ballet explores twentieth-century choreographer Kenneth MacMillan's early work. With talks on the making of the film by Lynne Wake and on working with Kenneth MacMillan by Dame Monica Mason.

Free and open to all but booking essential. This event will be followed by a drinks reception.


Steven Isserlis, Alexander Melnikov, Shostakovich, Pletnev, Kissin, Rachmaninov

20th February 2018 7:30pm
£10 students, £25 stalls, £35 gallery (Two Concert Ticket Offer available)

We are proud that the JdP’s featured artist, Steven Isserlis, chose our venue for his first-ever complete cycle of the Bach Cello Suites in 2016. In this intriguing recital programme, Steven programmes together the work of four legendary Russian composer-pianists, with two beguiling recent works for cello and piano by Mikhail Pletnev and Evgeny Kissin forming a lyrical counterpart to the cello sonatas of Shostakovich and Rachmaninov.

 - Cello Sonata
Pletnev - Cello Sonata
Kissin - Sonata-Ballade for cello and piano
Rachmaninov - Cello Sonata