2018 Competitions

Applications are now open for the 2018 Competitions – check the competitions page for more info!

Sir Mark Elder conducts Cambridge University Orchestra

Sir Mark Elder will conduct Cambridge University Orchestra at 8pm this Saturday (2nd December) in King’s College Chapel. The programme includes Brahm’s Symphony No.1 and Debussy’s Première Rhapsody with soloist Sergio Castillo-Lopez. More tickets in the front rows have been released this morning, which you can purchase here.

Israel in Egypt

Over at Saffron Hall on Saturday 25 November, the Symphony Chorus are performing Handel’s Israel in Egypt – tickets are still available from Saffron Hall directly.

Beethoven Piano Concerto No.3

Saturday 25 November, 8.00pm – Join the Cambridge University Sinfonia, Toby Hession, and Adelaide Yue at West Road for this programme of Romantic favourites. Tickets from ADC Ticketing.

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!


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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