Concerto Competition Winners Announced.

The winners and prize-winners for the 2020 Concerto Competition have been announced – see here.

Thank you to all musicians who took part, and to our judges John Rink, Dominic Doutney, Odile Ollagnon, Melanie Ragge and guest judge Jac van Steen.

Concerto Competition Finalists Announced.

We are delighted to announce that the finalists of the Concerto Competition are Leo Appel, William Hu, Kevin Loh, Akihito Okuda and Ellis Thomas.
Mention must also go to Lloyd Hampton, Will Harris, Alex Semple and James Tett who were all highly commended.

Many thanks to all those who took part, and to our judges Dominic Doutney, Odile Ollagnon and Melanie Ragge.

Chorus Auditions Announced

CU Symphony Chorus auditions for Lent 2020 have been announced – see here.

Mahler Symphony No. 2 Tickets Selling Fast!

The year’s most ambitious scholarly collaboration is selling like hot-cakes. CLICK HERE for tickets, quick!

Our Conducting, Concerto and Composition Competitions are now accepting applications!

The time has come to apply to our three competitions. FULL DETAILS HERE!

Congratulations to all our performers

for a successful Michaelmas. We can’t wait to get started again in the New Year.

Sir Stephen Cleobury (1948 – 2019)

It is with great sadness that we have learnt of the death of Sir Stephen Cleobury.

Stephen died in his hometown of York last night, 22 November, St Cecilia’s day, after a long illness.

Stephen conducted the CUMS Orchestras and CUMS Chorus for over thirty years and most recently held the position of CUMS Conductor Laureate.

He was an inspirational musician, teacher and mentor and he will be greatly missed.

Tonight’s Cambridge University Orchestra concert in West Road Concert Hall will be dedicated to Stephen.


To the Margaret Faultless, Sophie Westbrooke and all at the Cambridge University Collegium on an extraordinary evening of Baroque masterpieces in Senate House.

Congratulations to All a CU Orchestra

Our season has been well and truly launched and in spectacular fashion. Well done to Jonathan Bloxham and all at the Cambridge University Orchestra, what an incredible evening.

Chorus Auditions Announced

CU Symphony Chorus auditions for Michaelmas 2019 have been announced – see here.


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