Patrons: Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Sir Roger Norrington
Artistic Director: Margaret Faultless
Associate Director: Martin Ennis
The Cambridge University Collegium Musicum is a vibrant ensemble that enables students to experience performance on period instruments and historical performance techniques. In 2006, the University's Faculty of Music commissioned copies of baroque instruments from leading makers in this country and abroad. These instruments are available to students who receive coaching in historically informed performing techniques and perform regularly under the direction of Maggie Faultless and in collaboration with other distinguished musicians. In-depth experience of baroque instruments and performing techniques is a rare opportunity at student level and the group also offers opportunities to players of modern instruments who share an interest in performance practice.
Recent projects have included performances of the Monteverdi Vespers, Bach's B minor Mass, a cycle of Bach's Brandenburg concertos and collaborations with the University Chamber Choir, His Majesty's Sagbutts and Cornetts, and regular concerts of chamber music. For the last five years the orchestra has collaborated with the Academy of Ancient Music in side-by-side workshops directed by Richard Egarr. Find out more about the Collegium Musicum and the Faculty's collection of musical instruments here. Some of these instruments are available for hire - please contact Margaret Faultless.