Chorus Auditions Announced

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

All of our competitions

for 2019 are now live! You can find details of our conducting, concerto, and composition competitions here.


to all our ensembles, performers, soloists, and conductors for an amazing term! And thank you to all of our very appreciative audiences. Much more excitement to come in the rest of the academic year!

Sinfonia on 30 November

On 30 Nov, come and hear the Sinfonia, under the baton of Stephanie Childress, present Prokofiev’s fun, jazzy, dramatic Piano Concerto No.3 (featuring Andreas Wildner) and Brahms’s classic lovely Symphony No.2! 8 pm, West Road Concert Hall.

The final two concerts of term:

Today, come and hear the Wind Orchestra continue our season of Russian music and saxophones with Shostakovich, Stravinsky, and a saxophone concerto + a piece by Nigel Hess rehearsed by Hess himself! And on Friday, come and hear the Sinfonia, under the baton of Stephanie Childress, present Prokofiev’s incredibly fun Piano Concerto No.3 (featuring Andreas Wildner) and Brahms’s lovely Symphony No.2!

This Thursday, enjoy new music – featuring Robin Holloway – in Kettle’s Yard. Then this Saturday, choose from Varsity jazz with CUJO and OUJO at Jesus College, and Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with Richard Wilberforce and the Symphony Chorus!

Two very exciting concerts this weekend!

On Friday, John Butt and the OAE join our Collegium Musicum and Chamber Choir for a concert of Handel, including Dixit Dominus. (Information and tickets here.)

On Saturday, Sian Edwards join the Orchestra and saxophone player Ignacio Maña-Mesas (Concerto Competition 2018 Winner) for Gershwin, Tomasi, and Debussy La Mer. (Information and tickets here.) We look forward to seeing you this weekend!

Lunchtime Concert 6/11

The Lunchtime Concert on 6/11 will be given by the Malcolm Street Orchestra, conducted by Jack Bazalgette, performing music by Mozart and Anna Semple. We look forward to hearing them!

Shostakovich Violin Concerto No.1

The first concert of the Cambridge University Sinfonia, featuring CUMS Concerto Competition 2018 prize-winner James Jones performing Shostakovich Violin Concerto No.1, conducted by Holly Mathieson, is this Saturday 27 October! We’re looking forward to seeing you there and giving a very warm welcome to our first student soloist of the year!


CUSC are pleased to announce the new Musical Director of the Cambridge University Symphonic Chorus (CUSC). Richard Wilberforce succeeds Stephen Cleobury CBE in this role, and his appointment also marks the 175th anniversary of the Cambridge University Musical Society. We are very excited to welcome Richard to this position and look forward to a year including Bach’s Christmas Oratorio and a concert with Sir John Tomlinson.
For further information, please click 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