February 4, 2017
ENSEMBLE IN THE ROUND: BEAUTY
An evening reflecting on the meaning of beauty.
Short talks from Christopher Ash (writer-in-residence at Tyndale House).
Music by Bruckner, Mendelssohn, Handel and others.
Featuring tenor soloist Nicholas Bewes and cello soloist Mary Hall.
November 18 & 19, 2016
For two nights only, CUOS will transform the atmospheric Round Church into the Underworld, in a retelling of the ancient legend of Orpheus and Euridice. Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s beautiful but little-known opera will see Orpheus attempt to rescue his beloved Euridice from Pluton, the God of the Underworld, charming him with music after she passes away at their marriage celebrations. Encompassing sumptuous arias, Orpheus attempts to rescue his beloved in a work that explores a wide range of human emotions, from joy and love, to the darkest depths of grief and despair, in only an hour.
The opera, normally performed in French as ‘La Descente d’Orphe´e aux enfers’, will be performed here in English. Performances will take place at the Round Church, Cambridge. Don’t miss out on your chance to experience this exciting event, with tickets now available at: operasoc.tessera.info
(£12, £10, £5)
Cambridge University Opera Society
Cambridge University Dance Society
November 19, 2016
Catherine Jones of Cambridge is sponsoring a carol service at the Round Church at 3:30pm on November 19. Christ's College Choir will be performing in the chancel. The event is free and open to the public.
November 26, 2016
An exquisite seasonal event with prize-winning poet, Ruth Padel. In the atmospheric setting of The Round Church she will read from Tidings, her beautiful narrative Christmas poem in the tradition of Charles Dickens and Dylan Thomas. With carols and candlelight, Ruth Padel will take us on a journey into the heart of Christmas.
Frequently asked questions
Can we have a wedding or other service here?
How many people does the church seat?
Round area: 80 (including 20 with no view).
Chancel area: 152 (including 80 with restricted or no view).
Can we serve alcohol?
Alcohol is not permitted.
Can we serve food?
Finger food is fine, as long as you clean up afterwards. Please be aware that we have limited space for caterers and only a very small kitchenette.
Are there toilets?
Yes, but in a private office, so the entrance to the office needs to be manned if you want to make the toilets available to your audience.
Can you provide audio and video equipment?
We prefer groups to bring their own equipment, but if you have a particular need please email us.
Can we rig lights in the gallery? Or use the gallery?
The gallery may be used by lighting engineers with personal insurance to cover falls from heights, as the only access to the gallery is by ladder. It has not been possible to stand in the gallery since the Victorian restoration 150 years ago!
Can we move the furniture?
In general this is possible. Please discuss this with the administrator. The exhibition boards cannot be moved. There is a plan of the church available to help you put everything back in the right place.