Cambridge University Chamber Choir (CUCC)


Cambridge University Chamber Choir (CUCC) is a recent addition to the CUMS ‘family’ of ensembles. Directed by Martin Ennis and David Lowe, the mission of the ensemble is to provide the best student singers with the opportunity to perform repertoire that is not usually undertaken by Cambridge chapel choirs to the highest possible standard.

As a result of such an aim, CUCC places an emphasis on secular music rather than sacred and looks at repertoire that offers singers the chance to appear as soloists or in small groups. Although the new chamber choir often performs a cappella or accompanied by only keyboard instruments, it also performs on a regular basis with groups such as CUCO and the Faculty of Music’s Collegium Musicum (a period-instrument ensemble directed by Margaret Faultless).

The chamber choir is a fantastic opportunity for singers who are looking to work in a more intimate environment. Through choosing such a complex and diverse range of repertoire, the ensemble takes the university’s best choral singers and helps them achieve standards that exceed their expectations. David Lowe and Martin Ennis have steered the choir from strength to strength with fantastic performances of works such as Stravinsky’s Les Noces and Tallis’ outstanding 40-part motet Spem in Alium. 

For more information on the choir please contact the Choir Aministrator, Rhiannon Randle at

AUDITIONS will be held on Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th October, 18.00-21.00. Auditions typically last no more than 10-15 minutes. Please bring two copies of ONE song or aria, and there will be a short sightreading and aural test. Accompanist will be provided. We want to hear about your commitment to, and enthusiasm about, choral singing, so come ready to talk about this.

To sign up for an audition please fill out an application form and email it to Rhiannon Randle at

Cambridge University Musical Society
West Road Concert Hall
11 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DP
Principal Guest Conductor
Sir Roger Norrington CBE
Principal Conductor CUMS Chorus
Stephen Cleobury CBE
Principal Guest Conductor Cambridge University Chamber Orchestra
Peter Stark
Directors CU Chamber Choir
Martin Ennis and David Lowe