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Cabaret night in the Hall

Catherine Bott and Jonathan Cohen

James Bowman and Catherine Bott

King's is hosting a cabaret night in the Hall on Saturday 3 March. Catherine Bott (soprano), James Bowman (counter tenor) and Jonathan Cohen (piano) will perform a lively selection of music, from Purcell and Tippett to Gershwin and Coward.

James Bowman is one of the world’s most admired and best-loved counter-tenors. In a career spanning more than 40 years, he has performed everything from early music, through opera and oratorio, to premieres of major works by Britten, Tippett and Maxwell Davies.

Catherine Bott is known both for her command of baroque music and her witty performance of songs by Noel Coward and Joyce Grenfell. She’s a regular presenter on BBC Radio 3, and it was a live edition of her Early Music Show that gave birth to the inspired duo of Bott and Bowman, when they sang Purcell’s immortal duet Sound the trumpet to end the programme.

Jonathan Cohen is particularly well known for his work on many BBC Children's programmes from the 1960s to the 1980s, including Play School, Play Away, Rentaghost and Jackanory. He joined Play School in 1967 after graduating from the Royal Academy of Music.

The beautiful King’s Hall will be set up with tables of 10 and wine will be on sale. Tickets: £18, £150 for a table of 10, available from the Shop at King’s, King's Parade, Cambridge (tel: 01223 769 340; email: shop [at] kings [dot] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk).

Posted: 24 February 2012 | News | News archive