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See here for details about our Composition, Conducting and Concerto Competitions.


Front Page News

  • May Week Concert at King’s

    Congratulations to all at Cambridge University Symphony Chorus and Cambridge University Sinfonia on a scintillating May Week concert.

  • Announcement for this evening’s concert

    Sir John Tomlinson is unable to perform in tonight’s concert, due to illness, and will be replaced by Mikhael Svetlov. We wish Sir John a speedy recovery and are delighted to welcome Mikhael to Cambridge. 

    Described by the Washington Post as a “titanic, all-encompassing bass”, Svetlov has performed the role of Boris at the Bolshoi Theatre, in addition to numerous principal roles at the Metropolitan Opera, La Scala and the Royal Opera House. 

  • Stephen Cleobury Knighted

    All at Cambridge University Musical Society would like to extend our warmest congratulations to Sir Stephen Cleobury, who has received a knighthood for his services to choral music.

  • CUMS Composers in Residence 2019-20

    We are delighted to announce the 2019-20 composition prize winners are Apostolis Koutsogiannis and Benjamin Graves. They will both be working with CUMS’ ensembles in the coming seasons.

    Listen to Apostolis’ music here

    Listen to Benjamin’s music here

    We would like to thank Robin Holloway and Richard Causton for judging this year’s competition.

  • Conducting Competition Winners announced

    We are delighted to announce the results of this year’s CUMS Conducting Competition. Congratulations to Tess Jackson and Carlos Rodriguez for winning first and second place in the competition.


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Cambridge University Musical Society
West Road Concert Hall
11 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DP
Principal Guest Conductor
Sir Roger Norrington CBE
CUMS Conductor Laureate
Stephen Cleobury CBE
Director, Cambridge University Chamber Choir
Martin Ennis
Artistic Advisor
Sian Edwards
Associate Directors, Cambridge University Chamber Choir
David Lowe, Nicholas Mulroy