Cambridge University Percussion Ensemble

Cambridge University Percussion Ensemble (CUPE) is an exciting new ensemble in the CUMS family, bringing together the finest percussionists in the university to rehearse and perform in a relaxed and enjoyable setting. Rehearsals will take place roughly once every two weeks, and we are hoping to organise a concert at the end of Lent term.

CUPE is fortunate enough to perform a wide variety of works, ranging from the minimalism of Reich and Cage to the energy of Bernstein and even the inspiration of our own composers in residence. CUPE is an excellent experience for any student percussionist looking to improve their skills and perform with like-minded musicians. Joining together to perform with other CUMS ensembles, CUPE has enjoyed a wide range of repertoire, having recently performed Eric Whitacre’s Cloudburst and a world premiere of Nature’s Beauty by Young in St Paul’s Church in Covent Garden, and an arrangement of West Side Story with Cambridge University Wind Orchestra.

If you are interested in joining the CUPE, we would love to see you at the October 2017 auditions.

If you have any more questions, feel free to contact .

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Provisional Rehearsal Schedule for Michaelmas Term 2017

Monday 16 October 7:00-10:00 pm social rehearsal, getting to know the new percussionists
This will take place during a CUO rehearsal, as percussionists are not required for all pieces.
Friday 20 October 7.00-10.00pm possible rehearsal during CUO TBC
Monday 30 October 7.00-10.00pm
Monday 13 November 7.00-10.00pm
Monday 27 November 7.00-10.00pm other rehearsals this week during CUO TBC

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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