Ms Cat Groom

Bye Fellow
Director of Music

Ms Cat Groom

Ms Cat Groom, Director of Music, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge

Cat is a player of historical harps and recorders, a singer and a writer on music.

She has worked for the Royal Shakespeare Company (including on their West End run of their adaptations of Hilary Mantel’s acclaimed novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies); in seasons for Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre; for various BBC and independent television channels; extensively within the liturgical musical world and in opera pits across the UK and further afield in a great many operas by composers from Cavalli, Monteverdi to Handel to Britten and beyond.

Her writing on music has been commissioned by many print publications and record labels.

Cat read Music at St. Catherine’s College, Oxford and trained as a performer at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and at the Royal Academy of Music.

She lives in Chesterton with husband Adrian, a baritone and academic musician, and baby Rosa, a miniature mountaineer and percussionist.


  • 01 March 2018
    The President’s Guest Night on 21 February featured a pre-dinner performance of the ancient Sumerian tale 'The Epic of Gilgamesh'.