Nuits d’Afrique: The music of Judith Weir

Coming up soon: a concert of new music, including compositions from members of the Faculty of Music here in Cambridge, in the intimate setting of St John’s Old Divinity School. There is a pre-concert talk with Judith Weir herself, and tickets include a glass of wine in the interval. More info here.

Grieg Piano Concerto

We look forward to our first Cambridge University Sinfonia concert on Saturday. Natalia Luis-Bassa will conduct our newly formed orchestra through Tchaikovsky’s triumphant Fifth Symphony and Grieg’s Piano Concerto with CUMS Concerto Competition prize-winner Toby Hession. We still have some tickets left – you can book them here.

Season Launch Concert

Our first concert of the season is on Saturday, where Tom Poster will conduct and play alongside Cambridge University Orchestra. Programme to include fantastic works Mozart Piano Concerto No.21 and Saint-Saëns Carnival of the Animals. Tickets are still available – you can get them here.

New orchestra structure

New orchestra structure provides exciting opportunities for University of Cambridge’s top musicians. Press release available to view here.

Competition success for Ben Glassberg

We are delighted that CUMS alumnus, Ben Glassberg (Conducting Scholar 2013-14), has won all three prizes at the prestigious 55th International Besançon Competition for Young Conductors. Read more here.

2017-18 Season Brochure now available

You can now view our new season brochure here. General booking for tickets is now open!

Chorus Auditions Announced

CU Symphony Chorus auditions for Michaelmas 2017 have been announced – see here.

Chorus Calendar Published

The updated CU Symphony Chorus Calendar 2017-18 has been published – see here.


Congratulations to all coming to Cambridge after receiving their A-Level Results this morning. You can now sign up for an audition for our orchestras here

Rehearsal Schedules

Provisional orchestra rehearsal schedules for the 17-18 Season are now available to view online. Take a look here.


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Cambridge University Musical Society
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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