Opera singer Gabrielle Haigh (Clare 2010) uses favourite memories to conjure emotions in her performances, and says her time at Cambridge is a rich source.
Wherever you do it, performance is proven to have benefits that last long after the final chord has rung out.
Comedian Alice Fraser (Sidney Sussex 2007) adapted to a newfound independence with opera, love songs and a turn on the banjo.
Is there any thrill like the thrill of musical theatre? We don’t think so. We talk to eight prominent Cambridge alumni about why musical theatre exerts a hold that just won’t let go.
The 21-year-old Kit Hesketh-Harvey (Clare 1975) used his outlandish experiences as a Cambridge choral scholar to plot his course through a life in music.
Folk musician John Spiers (King’s 1994) got his first melodeon as a second year but didn’t learn how to get a crowd on its feet until DJ-ing in King’s bar.
Jennifer Johnston (Caius 1995) can trace the start of her award-winning career back to a chance performance.
For internet sensations Ben and Danielle Marsh (both History, Downing 1995) and their four children lockdown won’t stop the music.