Choral Auditions

Cambridge University Symphony Chorus Auditions 

Standard audition format for CUSC:

The audition is very friendly and lasts about eight minutes. The audition is carried out by the Musical Director, Richard Wilberforce, or his assistant. 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, for Michaelmas term you will be asked to prepare this short piece. Auditions will be held on Thursday 7 and Friday 8 October 2021. You can sign up for an audition here.

If you have any questions please email Liz and Bridget at

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

Cambridge University Chamber Choir Auditions

CUCC auditions will be announced shortly. If you would like to register your interest in the choir, please email Isabelle Freeman.