Our 2019/20 Season Brochure Is Now Live

Click on the link below to view all our concerts for the upcoming season.

Orchestral Auditions are live!

Congratulations to everyone who has received their exam results. We are looking forward to welcoming everyone in October. Whether you are joining University of Cambridge from October, or whether you are returning, you can now sign up for an Orchestral Audition!

What’s on is now live.

Our 2019/20 concert season has been announced and is now viewable. Highlights include Beethoven Symphony No.3 (with Jonathan Bloxham) and No.7 (with Joel Sandelson), Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra with Jamie Phillips, Mahler’s Second Symphony with Andrew Gourlay, and Mozart’s Requiem with Richard Wilberforce. Have a browse.

Exam results coming soon.

On Thursday A level students across the country will be receiving some very big news. All at Cambridge University Musical Society wish everyone the best of luck and look forward to welcoming all our new students. Make sure you sign up for an audition.

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.

Concerto Competition Winners announced

We are delighted to announce the results of this year’s CUMS Concerto Competition. The jury said that it was an exceptional year and that all the finalists warrant a concerto performance. 

Congratulations to Sir Mark Elder

Congratulations to Sir Mark Elder on his nomination for the honorary degree of Doctor of Music at the University of Cambridge. We greatly enjoyed working with him for Cambridge University Orchestra’s exquisite performance of Brahms in King’s College Chapel last year!

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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