Poster for Cambridge Song Festival at Trinity Hall

Concert: A Young Man’s Exhortation – Cambridge Song at Trinity Hall

Date & timeSaturday, 15 February 7:30pm - 9:00pm
LocationTrinity Hall, Trinity Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1TJ
Cost£15 standard | £10 concessions | £5 students
Booking closing date Friday, 14 February 12:00pm
Dress code None
Event type Concert and drinks reception

Online booking has now closed

There are a limited number of tickets available to purchase on the door. Please email to make an enquiry.

Join the acclaimed tenor Nick Pritchard and pianist Libby Burgess for this intimate performance of A Young Man’s Exhortation, Gerald Finzi’s settings of poems by Thomas Hardy. A lyrical, reflective, deeply emotional song cycle, it traces the transformation of a young idealist as he matures toward his gentle end beneath the yellowing trees. The programme also features a selection of Benjamin Britten’s most treasured folk song arrangements.

Presented in collaboration with Cambridge Song, after their successful launch in 2019:

Concert information

Benjamin Britten (Folk Song Arrangements)
I wonder as I wander
The Ploughboy
Sally in our Alley
Sally Gardens
The Last Rose of Summer
Oliver Cromwell

Gerald Finzi 
A Young Man’s Exhortation

The concert will last for approximately 75 minutes after which, you are invited for a post-concert drink (included in the ticket price). Please note that there will not be an interval and entry after the concert has begun may not be permitted. The doors will be open from 7pm and we ask that guests take their seats by 7.25pm. Seats will be offered on a first come, first served basis. The concert will take place in the Senior Combination Room (SCR) at Trinity Hall.


  • Nick Pritchard (tenor)
  • Libby Burgess (piano)

Praised as ‘a lovely English tenor with a core of muscularity’ (Alexandra Coghlan, The Arts Desk), Nick Pritchard’s recital performances include Vaughan Williams’s On Wenlock Edge for BBC Radio 3; Schubert’s Die schöne Müllerin at the Elgar Room, Royal Albert Hall; Britten’s Winter Words for the Oxford Lieder Festival; and a Schubert recital with Graham Johnson at Wigmore Hall.

Pianist Libby Burgess is known for her ‘warm, sensitive pianism’ (The Observer), her musical intelligence, and her generosity of collaborative spirit. In 2019 she performed the complete Schubert cycles – partnering Jonathan Lemalu, Nicholas Mulroy, and Marcus Farnsworth – at Yorkshire’s New Paths Festival, of which she is the founding Artistic Director.

Booking and cost

Online booking has now closed. There are a limited number of tickets available to purchase on the door. Please email to make an enquiry.

Advance bookings will be taken until midday on Friday 14 February after which, tickets can be purchased on the door from 7pm (subject to availability). Please note that there is a limited capacity and tickets will be offered on a first come, first served basis.

Tickets cost £15 standard, £10 concessions and £5 students. All ticket prices include a post-concert drink.


Once you have booked your ticket(s) you will receive a booking confirmation which you will be asked to present on arrival. Please either print a copy or display using a handheld electronic device. You will not be issued tickets.


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The Senior Combination Room (SCR), Trinity Hall, Trinity Lane, Cambridge

Please visit the Porters’ Lodge on arrival where they will direct you to the SCR.


If you have any queries, please contact Emma Grieveson on or call +44 (0)1223 332550.