Choral auditions

Cambridge University Symphony Chorus Auditions 

Easter Term 2019

Auditions will be held in St Paul’s Church, Hills Road as follows:

Saturday 4 May 2019:    13.45 – 16.15

To arrange an audition, prospective members need to register here. Prospective members will then be contacted by the Registrar to arrange a time.

The audition is very friendly and lasts about eight minutes. The audition is carried out by the Musical Director, Richard Wilberforce. You will be asked some of the following:

  • Sing some scales and/or arpeggios to demonstrate vocal range and quality.
  • Sing a short melody: the melody will be played twice on the piano first.
  • Complete some simple ear tests: e.g. picking out a note from a chord.
  • Pitch some basic intervals.
  • Sing a short passage at sight: an opportunity for a ‘second go’ is offered, credit being given for the ability to correct at a subsequent reading.

In addition, you will be  asked to prepare a short piece from the chorus’s current repertoire – plenty of warning will be given about this and the music will be made available well in advance.

CU Symphony Chorus rehearses weekly on Thursday nights 7.30pm – 9.45pm during the university term in St Paul’s Church, Hills Road.

CU Symphony Chorus Open Rehearsals
Come along to the CU Symphony Chorus open rehearsal to find out more about the ensemble:
Thursday 2 May 2019
St Paul’s Church, Hills Road

Cambridge University Chamber Choir Auditions 

Auditions for the Cambridge University Chamber Choir will take place in Freshers’ Week 2018. The sign-up form will be live shortly. If you have any questions about the Chamber Choir, please contact Katharine Ambrose:


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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