THE FESTIVAL WILL CLOSE WITH UPLIFTING AND INSPIRATIONAL MUSIC FROM THE CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY GOSPEL CHOIR FOUNDED BY CAROL IBE (NC 2015), HARPER AND COMPOSER ÚNA MONAGHAN (NC 2002), AS WELL AS FELLOW EMERITA GILL SUTHERLAND ON THE FIRST 150 YEARS OF NEWNHAM
PRINCIPAL ALISON ROSE WILL LOOK FORWARD TO SOME OF THE NEXT ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS, THE LIVE FESTIVAL IN THE SUMMER OF 2022, AND SOME OTHER SURPRISES...
THE CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY GOSPEL CHOIR was formed in November 2016 by Gates Scholar Carol Ibe (NC 2015), who was doing a PhD in plant science at Newnham. The Gospel Music society provides a unique space for students and others to feel loved and to be part of an inspiring and uplifting community. The choir has already had great success both inside and outside of the University. They’ve performed in various places including the BBC Songs of Praise Gospel Choir of the Year competition (2019), Queens’ College May Ball, the University Gospel Choir of the Year Competition, the Bishop of Ely’s residence, Ecumenical Service for Christian Leaders in Cambridge, School for Disabled Children, concerts, worship celebrations and more. Look out for their term-time programme of gospel worship events and concerts. ‘We just love to sing, sing and sing the gospel!’ says Carol. To see pre-Covid performances from the choir, visit their Facebook page here.
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS
ALISON ROSE (NC 1980) is the Principal of Newnham College, joining us after serving as British Ambassador to Belgium. She also served abroad in the British Embassy in Paris and the United Kingdom Permanent Representation to the European Union in Brussels and worked at the Foreign Office and Cabinet Office in London. Her particular expertise is international relations in Europe and the European Union. As well as her diplomatic career, she has wide experience of leadership in the British civil service in six other Government Departments, in policy and legislation on training, employment, transport, devolution, equality and heritage.