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.

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!

Congratulations to our Concerto Competition finalists!

The second round of the Concerto Competition is on Tuesday 26 February and open to the public – for more information click here. Congratulations to all who took part in round 1 – extremely fine playing all around.

GDPR Statement

We’ve updated our GDPR statement to ensure that it remains in line with the University’s recommendations. If you have any concerns, please get in touch with us.

Chorus Auditions Announced

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


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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