Project information

Cambridge Summer Music – Music in Quiet Places

Music in Quiet Places brings high quality music and educational workshops to Cambridgeshire villages in a unique series of events in spring and autumn. It provides access to music for those who find it difficult to attend evening concerts in the city, including the elderly, children and families.

April 2015 - November 2015

Charity information

Cambridge Summer Music

Cambridge Summer Music
  • Need


    • Lack of musical events in villages except where there is a local provider.
    • Lack of musical educational work and few opportunities for children to work with experienced musicians in village schools.
    • The difficulties the elderly and families have in getting to events in the city
    • Low audiences for music in the whole region because it is poorly provided as the number of events in the city centre is so large.
    • A need to draw in new audiences, particularly children


    Cambridge Summer Music will stage two series of Music in Quiet Places in the spring and autumn with some workshops in local schools by the artists in each series in eight different villages. They will be publicised throughout the region in order to attract a following from other villages and engage Cambridge audiences in exploring their environs. Children will not only have the musical opportunities within some of the village schools, but will be given tickets to the concerts free.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To present two series of Music in Quiet Places in 2015


    » Eight concerts in eight different villages in Cambridgeshire, encompassing all four different geographical regions.
    » workshops in 2-4 of the schools, with tickets offered in the remaining schools for children.

    To achieve an audience total of 1000, and to engage with up to 4 schools to enthuse the children with the concerts or workshops

  • Impact


    We would hope to have a future for the series by engaging with the region's schools and villages in order that Cambridgeshire audiences would know about and support the series. The objective would be to have a 90% audience for all events within 3 years and for a visible increased audience of children from the villages.


    That schools may not all welcome outside events, or that it might be difficult to schedule them.
    By engaging with schools in advance and establishing connections with them


    There will be email reports to donors before and after each series detailing all the plans as they unfold for each concert and workshop. Invite them to attend the concert.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £18,144

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      Amount Heading Description
      £8,500 Artists fees and venues Fees for 8 ensembles plus workshop fees, hospitality and donation to each venue
      £5,644 Publicity Printing, posters, brochures, direct mail to 4000 inc. postage
      £4,000 Admin paid staff to administrate all events and marketing
  • Background


    The location will be eight separate villages, in each of the four geograpical regions of Cambridgeshire, which includes some deprived areas in the north and east in particular. Schools are often very small.


    Elderly, schoolchildren, families all will benefit, and Cambridge audiences will benefit by experiencing music in new and perhaps unexplored areas of their county.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Cambridge Summer Music is one of the largest musical charities, which has operated the Cambridge Summer Music Festival for 35 years. WE run concerts in villages, in different venues and have great experience with lunchtime concerts to benefit the elderly, with children in our Music for Kids project which runs during the holidays, with workshops and concert for children, and we are a member of the Cambridgeshire Hub

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Juliet Abrahamson


    Margaret Levin

    Marketing Officer

    Jennifer Gould