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In pictures: The spectacular festive Luminaria event at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge





Luminaria, a light and sound spectacular featuring the girls’ choir at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, returned this year amid freezing winter temperatures.

Luminaria at St Catharine's College. Picture: Keith Heppell. (61309977)
Luminaria at St Catharine's College. Picture: Keith Heppell. (61309977)

Luminaria: A Ceremony of Light, to give it its full title, is a festive event held outdoors – which started in 2017 but didn’t take place over the last two years – followed by a concert in the college chapel.

Dr Edward Wickham, fellow and director of music at St Catharine’s College, conducted the choir.

Luminaria at St Catharine's College. Picture: Keith Heppell. (61309948)
Luminaria at St Catharine's College. Picture: Keith Heppell. (61309948)

He said: “It was terrific to have so many people – over 350 – brave the cold to experience this unique event.

“The girls managed to stay focused despite the blazing fire and icy temperatures, helped by some subtly stashed hand-warmers, which our sound engineer kindly supplied. We are hugely thankful to Mills & Reeve for their support as our sponsor.”

Luminaria at St Catharine's College. Picture: Keith Heppell. (61309954)
Luminaria at St Catharine's College. Picture: Keith Heppell. (61309954)
Luminaria at St Catharine's College. Picture: Keith Heppell. (61309963)
Luminaria at St Catharine's College. Picture: Keith Heppell. (61309963)
Luminaria at St Catharine's College. Picture: Keith Heppell. (61309966)
Luminaria at St Catharine's College. Picture: Keith Heppell. (61309966)
Luminaria at St Catharine's College. Picture: Keith Heppell. (61309953)
Luminaria at St Catharine's College. Picture: Keith Heppell. (61309953)
Luminaria at St Catharine's College. Picture: Keith Heppell. (61309897)
Luminaria at St Catharine's College. Picture: Keith Heppell. (61309897)
Luminaria at St Catharine's College. Picture: Keith Heppell. (61309952)
Luminaria at St Catharine's College. Picture: Keith Heppell. (61309952)
Luminaria at St Catharine's College. Picture: Keith Heppell. (61309950)
Luminaria at St Catharine's College. Picture: Keith Heppell. (61309950)
Luminaria at St Catharine's College. Picture: Keith Heppell. (61309980)
Luminaria at St Catharine's College. Picture: Keith Heppell. (61309980)
Luminaria at St Catharine's College. Picture: Keith Heppell. (61309901)
Luminaria at St Catharine's College. Picture: Keith Heppell. (61309901)
Luminaria at St Catharine's College. Picture: Keith Heppell. (61309900)
Luminaria at St Catharine's College. Picture: Keith Heppell. (61309900)

The Rev Ally Barrett, St Catharine’s dean of chapel, lit the fire and led the service, with the event raising more than £400 for the Arthur Rank Hospice Charity through cash donations – though the card reader donations helped raise the total to just over £700.



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