As the country continues to wait for the full resumption of live music performances we look at some of the ways in which Trinity musicians – past and present – have responded to the challenges of continuing to make music during lockdown and beyond.
Whether it’s Bach’s Mass in B Minor, Howells’ Collegium Regale, or music by living composers, Trinity College Choir is world-renowned for its recordings, for which it has won international awards and garnered rave reviews.
Helen Charlston was a choral scholar at Trinity, 2011-2015, while studying Music. Here the mezzo-soprano talks about her career, offers advice to aspiring singers and reflects on what she has learnt since her starring role in the Choir’s performance of ‘How Do You Keep the Music Playing.'
Trinity alumna Professor Sadaf Farooqi is spearheading a Cambridge-China appeal to raise £5 million for PPE and alumnus Professor Yang Xia has donated and shipped facemasks from China to Cambridge. The equipment is intended to protect NHS and Social Care staff in the East of England.