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Past Concerts


Beethoven: The Last Sonatas

7th November

4pm – West Road Concert Hall

Beethoven – Violin Sonata, Op. 96
Beethoven – Piano Trio, Op. 97 ‘Archduke’

8pm – West Road Concert Hall

Beethoven – Cello Sonatas, Op. 102 Nos. 1 & 2
Beethoven – Piano Sonata, Op. 111


Violin – Emma Lisney
Violoncello – Joy Lisney
Piano – James Lisney

Les sirènes

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Boulanger arr. Joy Lisney
Boulanger arr. Joy Lisney Les sirènes
Ravel Trois Poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé
Boulanger arr. Benjamin Graves (CUMS Composer in Residence 2019-20) Soir sur la plaine
Ravel Introduction and Allegro
Messiaen O sacrum convivium
Boulanger arr. Joy Lisney Sous-bois
Ravel/Robin Holloway Un grand sommeil noir (world premiere)
Dukas arr. Toby Hession Les sirènes
Boulanger arr. Joy Lisney Hymne au Soleil

Cambridge University Symphony Chorus
Seraphin Project
Richard Wilberforce conductor
Mary Bevan soprano

Busoni Festival Finale Concert

30th November 2019, 7:30pm – St John’s Smith Square (London)

RachmaninoffSymphonic Dances Op. 45Busoni poster
Busoni – Piano Concerto, Op. 39





Chamber Series #1: Quartet for the End of Time

17th November 2019, 8pm – West Road Concert Hall (Cambridge) 

MessiaenQuartet for the End of Time
Busoni – Violin Sonata No. 2

Clarinet: Michael Whight
Violin: Emma Lisney
Violoncello: Joy Lisney
Piano: James Lisney, Karl Lutchmayer

3rd March 2019, 8pm – West Road Concert Hall


Gustav Mahler – Symphony No. 9

The Seraphin Chamber Orchestra will be joined by select graduate students from London Conservatoires, exceptionally talented young musicians from the Cambridge area (members of the National Youth Orchestra and BBC Young Musician finalists) and guest players from professional orchestras. The concert will raise money for the Voices Foundation.poster final draft

As well as culminating in a very special performance, this project will be a unique opportunity for aspiring young musicians to learn from and perform alongside top professionals. By drawing upon leading players from Europe’s foremost orchestras (the Royal Philharmonic and Vienna Philharmonic amongst others), this performance of Mahler’s music can act as a symbol of cooperation and future investment.

Tickets are available from the ADC Theatre Box Office:
01223 300 085


10th November 2018, 8pm – Emmanuel United Reformed ChurchPoster Image

Gustav Mahler – Adagietto from Symphony No. 5
Alma Mahler – 5 Lieder (arr. Joy Lisney)
Gustav Mahler – Urlicht from Symphony No. 2 (arr. Joy Lisney)
Franz Schubert – Quartet No. 14 Death and the Maiden (arr. Gustav Mahler)

Conductor – Joy Lisney
Soprano – Gabriella Noble


4th February 2018, 8pm – Emmanuel United Reformed ChurchSerenadePoster_WEB

Mozart – Serenade in G, K.525 “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik”

Suk – Serenade for Strings

Stravinsky – Apollon Musagète




19th November 2017, 8pm – King’s College ChapelStraussPoster_R3_FINAL_TWB_WEB

Arensky – Variations on a Theme by Tchaikovsky

Schumann – Cello Concerto (Soloist Laura van der Heijden)

Strauss – Metamorphosen for 23 solo strings



21st May 2017, 8pm – King’s College ChapelSCO MAY POSTER copy

Vaughan Williams – Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

Mozart – Divertimento in D

Dvorak – Serenade for Strings



12th February 2017, 8pm – King’s College ChapelFeb 12th poster small

Benjamin Graves – Three Folk Songs [world premiere]

Haydn – Cello Concerto No. 2 in D (soloist and director – Joy Lisney)

Tchaikovsky – Serenade for Strings