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Sarah MacDonald

Friday 21st February 2020, 1pm, Great St Mary's Church.

Silent in the Churches: an exploration of sacred music by women through the ages, interspersed with musical extracts performed by Selwyn College Choir. 

Missed the talk? You can read Sarah's blog on the topic here. 

Anna Beer

Thursday 5th March, 7pm, Old Labs, Newnham College.

'Notes from the Silence': Join us for a talk by Anna Beer on how and why music composed by women in the past been lost, and how this absence impacts us now.

Anna Beer is a lecturer in Literature and is primarily known for her work as a biographer. Her book 'Sounds and Sweet Airs: the Forgotten Women of Classical Music' (2016) explores the lives and works of female composers.

Panel Discussion: Women in Academia

Friday 6th March, 6.30pm, Newnham College. 


Anna Lapwood (Director of Music at Pembroke College, Cambridge)
Sarah MacDonald (Director of Music at Selwyn College, Cambridge and Composer)
Susan Wollenberg (Professor, Oxford Music Faculty)
Min Yen Ong (Lecturer, Cambridge Music Faculty)

Susan Rutherford

Sunday 8th March, 7.30pm, St Giles Church. 

Susan Rutherford, Visiting Research Fellow in the Cambridge Music Faculty presents a talk on music and International Women's Day, preceding our closing concert. 

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