Music at ҹѰ

Practice & performance are an essential part of College life

Under the direction of , ҹѰ has a thriving Music Society and College Choir with a full programme of concerts. 


Michaelmas Term Calendar

Wed 4 OctMamma Mia Sing-alongGet ready to sing along to all your favourite ABBA hits at our Mamma Mia Sing-along!
Sat 14 OctLunchtime Concert: Trumpet recital by Ella Mason & Luisa ArmitageThis recital brings together pieces from the baroque and early classical eras (in the form of trumpet duets) and 20th century works for solo trumpet.
Tue 24 OctMusic and Madeira: Baritone Jamie W. HallHear Baritone Jamie W. Hall, member of the BBC Singers, perform at this special concert accompanied by pianist Richard Gowers.
Sat 28OctLunchtime Concert Series: Segara Madu - Balinese Gendér WayangA performance of traditional music associated with the Shadow Puppet Theatre and ancient life-cycle rituals that are part of Bali's rich Hindu heritage.
Sat 4 NovLunchtime Concert: ҹѰ Student Musician ShowcaseEnjoy performances by an array of talented ҹѰ student singers and instrumentalists.
Tue 7NovMichaelmas Term College ServiceA 45-minute religious service led by the College Chaplains with music from ҹѰ Choir.
Sun 26 NovNorthern Lights - Songs from Northern LandsA celebration of choral works from Northern lands performed by the ҹѰ Choir.
Sun 3 DecҹѰ Advent Carol ServiceAll members of College and their families, and local residents are welcome to attend ҹѰ's Advent Carol Service.

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Musical events

We are delighted to offer a wide range of concerts throughout the year.

  • Our Lunchtime Concert Series is held on Saturdays at 13.30in the Lee Hall and showcases musical talent from across the University see the College's website for details.
  • We produce major choral concerts at the end of both Michaelmas and Lent terms where the College Choiris able to showcaseits work, along with talented ҹѰ soloists and ensembles. We also feature guests performers from time to time such as the BBC Radio 2 Young Chorister of the Year, Prime Brass and soloists from The BBC Singers.
  • Following some Formal Halls, Music & Madeira offers professional concerts in the Lee Hall. Recent performances include Deco Ensemble, flautist Daniel Pailthorpe, tenor Andrew Kennedy, Classico Latino, The Revolutionary Drawing room, The King's Men and guitarist Craig Ogden, Ignacio Maña-Mesas (saxophone), Donal McCann (piano) and The Austen Trio. Lent Term's music and madeira was given by leading Singaporean guitarist, Kevin Loh.
  • Occasional Early Music recitalshappen on selected Friday evenings before Formal Hall at 6.30pm.
  • Our end-of-year concert is The Mary Bevan Recital given by winners of the Cambridge University Concerto competition (ҹѰ has many talented musicians including finalist prize winners in 2022 and 2020, and winners in 2019 and 2012.
  • The College Choir performs at the annual end of year garden partiesand various carolling events.
  • The Chamber Singers sing at prestigious College dinners and events.

View some of our performances in theMedia Collection.

Music Scholarships

A number of musical scholarships are available for talented instrumentalists, accompanists and singers. Find out more.

How can you get Involved?

The College has several rehearsal spaces and keyboard instruments, and offers financial support for students of music. ҹѰ has a regular stream of students studying at the Faculty of Music.

  • We also help students and visitors develop music literacy skills and music appreciation through membership of the College Choir,attendance at concerts and access to keyboard instruments for practice.
  • Would you like to give a recital in a warm and relaxed environment? If so, our Saturday lunchtime concert series is for you!
  • There is a collection of scores for use by current students in the Fuchs House Music Room.
  • The Music Society Committee is always looking for keen members.
  • Why not volunteer to steward at a concert?

Get in Touch

Ms Lyn Alcántara - Director of Music
Dr Lucy Wilson - Choir Registrar
Dr Stephen Wilford - Director of Studies
Jessi Rogers - Student Music Assistant

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