Postponements & Cancellations

As we re-open, some events may still be cancelled. If you hold tickets to a cancelled event, rest assured your tickets are protected and we will contact you in due course about your options for a refund or, where available, re-booking to another date.

Please be patient and wait to be contacted. The phone lines remain closed and the Wheeler Street box office is open from 6 pm on performance days for ticket collections only.

If you need to contact Box Office, please send an email to and we will respond as soon as we are able. Please note, we are currently experiencing a very high volume of emails and may take a few days to get back to you.

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Composer in Residence

We are very pleased to be continuing to work with composer Jay Richardson as our Composer in Residence for the 2017/18 Classical Concert Series.

Cambridge Corn Exchange began working with Jay last year when he composed laulan, a piece inspired by Finnish folk song and the work of Sibelius, which was performed by the Philharmonia Orchestra and young Cambridgeshire Music players.

Jay Richardson

Jay Richardson began his musical education as a chorister at Jesus College, Cambridge, and has since continued to perform as a baritone in operas by Britten, Mozart and Menotti. He has studied piano with Ruth McIntyre, Shelagh Sutherland and Julian Trevelyan, and composition with Jeffery Wilson at the Junior Guildhall School of Music & Drama. He was an Aldeburgh Young Musician from 2010 to 2015. Since then his work has been performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House and the Philharmonia Orchestra, and by such artists as Fabien Gabel, Esther Yoo, Julian Trevelyan and Vladimir Ashkenazy. He currently reads Music as a second year undergraduate and organist at Pembroke College, Cambridge.

Create programme

Our work with Jay Richardson is part of our education programme, Create, which is at the heart of the Cambridge Classical Concert Series. We are passionate about providing a platform for young aspiring musicians to kickstart their careers. We also offer young musicians the opportunity to perform alongside and learn from the world class musicians that we bring to Cambridge. Find out more.

Photo: Jay Richardson (c) Joe Binder

'For me there's nothing more exciting than new music, and it's been incredible to see everyone working on the Corn Exchange Classical Series in 2016-17 get just as excited as me about the premieres we've put together. I can't wait to start working on the 2017-18 season: the projects that are coming up are completely different from what we did last year and present entirely new challenges for me as a composer. This series is going to be pretty amazing.' 
Jay Richardson, Composer in Residence