Cambridge University Symphony Chorus is a busy and vibrant choir of approximately 120 members which gives singers the fantastic opportunity to perform some of the most dramatic and passionate choral music ever written. The chance to sing mass works such as Verdi Requiem, Mendelssohn Elijah and Mahler Symphony No.8 and other large-scale repertoire rarely performed in College Choirs, is part of what makes the Symphony Chorus so special.
Cambridge University Symphony Chorus has truly flourished over the past 30 years, delivering exceptional performances of choral classics. A guest conductor is invited for one term each year. The Chorus also enjoys trips and performances abroad for example Florence, Prague, Tallinn, Paris, Lisbon and, most recently, Rome. If you’re passionate about singing and looking for the chance to perform some of the grandest vocal repertory, CU Symphony Chorus is the place for you.
Come & Sing
CU Symphony Chorus is hosting a Come & Sing event for all current and prospective student members!
If you’re interested in joining the choir, you’re encouraged to come along and meet our Musical Director, Richard Wilberforce, and sing excerpt’s from Rossini’s epic Petite Messe Solennelle.
The CUSC Come & Sing will be held at St Paul’s Church on Wednesday October 6 from 3pm -4.30pm.
After a unique year of lockdown-zoom singing, we are looking forward to welcoming back everyone to another year of fabulous music. Join us as a singer as we embark on an exciting year of epic creations by signing up for an audition here, or note down the below dates into your diary and come support us at our termly concerts!
Concert Date: Friday, 26 November 2021
Concert venue: Our Lady of the English Martyrs
Programme: “A Very English Coronation”: Mass in G Minor – Ralph Vaughan Williams with coronation music by Howells, Stanford, Elgar, Walton and Parry
Concert Date: Friday, 11 March 2022
Concert venue: West Road Concert Hall
Programme: Bruckner Mass in E minor; Stravinsky Messe
Concert Date: Saturday, 18 June 2021
Concert venue: King’s College Chapel
Programme: Haydn Creation
Auditions are open for our 2021-22 season! Sign up for an audition.
Review: June 2019: CUMS May Week Concert at King’s College Chapel. Read here.
Review: March 2016: Cambridge University Symphony Chorus helps to resurrect Spohr’s ‘The Last Judgement’. Read here.
Review: 16th May 2015, Choral Workshop with David Hill (Wesley Methodist Church). Click here for a review.
Interview: Jessica Scaife talks about life as a Chorus member and the exciting programmes in the 2013-14 Season. Read here.
Review: Ralph Woodward conducts Handel, Rameau and Bach 23/2/14, Varsity. Read here.
Chorus Committee 2021-22
Richard Wilberforce (Musical Director),
Liesbeth Blom (President),
Civia Chen (Student President),
Chris Ford (Treasurer),
Liz Morris (Registrar),
Bridget Ford (Registrar),
Kingsley Reavell (Development Officer),
Lea Hibou (Communications Officer),
Miranda Zwalf (Fundraising Officer)
Isabelle Freeman (Chorus Manager)