UCOpera Showcase

19th February, 19:30, Bloomsbury Theatre

To mark the reopening of the Bloomsbury Theatre, UCL Music Society presents a concert celebrating Czech music and composers. UC Opera was the first ever show when the theatre originally opened as the Collegiate Theatre in 1968. The first half of the concert will be the Chamber Choir singing a selection of pieces from Dvořák, and the second half will be selections from the 2019 Opera, Libuše.

Tickets: £5.

Term 2, 2018/19 Information:


New members are welcome to join the Society for the first ever British staging of Smetana's opera, Libuše.

Symphony Chorus has positions available to join the chorus for this term's UCOpera (Smetana's Libuše). You will have the opportunity to sing with professional soloists and the Symphony Orchestra on the stage of the Bloomsbury Theatre (first opera since its reopening!). If that’s not enough, you will also have costumes! Opera is a truly wonderful way to get to know people! Unauditioned, rehearsals take place Tuesdays 6.30-9.30pm in Gordon House 106. Email: olccuccry@ie.hususomt.cuioks

Membership fee is reduced for 2nd term.

Welcome to the UCL Music Society!

The Music Society is one of the Union's oldest, largest and most ambitious societies. Made up of 6 regularly rehearsing ensembles, and supporting a multitude of smaller groups, we provide activities for more than 250 students every year. Challenging repertoire is performed in multiple concerts each year at venues across London as well as on campus.

University College Opera has formed an intrinsic part of the Society for more than half a century, and celebrated its 65th Anniversary in 2016 with a critically acclaimed production of Donizetti's 'La Favorite', staging a production of Verdi's 'Aroldo' one year later, and presenting the British première of Gounod's 'Polyeucte' in 2018. In 2019, the company returns to its home venue, the Bloomsbury Theatre, to present the first ever British staging of Smetana's 'Libuše'.

Open to anyone within the University with an interest in music, we aim to provide something for as many people as possible. There are opportunities for all to get involved, whether that be performing, learning, volunteering, or simply listening! Have a look at our ensembles to see where you can get involved.

Feel free to join our Facebook Group to stay up-to-date with the latest society activities.

For general inquiries, or to sign up to our mailing list, please contact cyiulcneirdsuumk@.ectospietos.c. If you have a query about a specific ensemble, we'd prefer you to email the manager(s) directly, addresses can be found on the ensembles webpage.

For the concert schedule and rehearsal times, please ensure you are signed up to our mailing list, or keep an eye on the sidebar and our Facebook groups. Public events are advertised around campus, and via social media.


Re-opening ceremony of the Bloomsbury Theatre

19th February, 19:30
Tickets: £5

Works by Dvořák and Smetana

Lunchtime Chamber Concert

1st March, 13:30
Haldane room

Inter-Arts Boat Ball

10th March

Tickets: £15
Dress code: black tie

British premier of Smetana's Libuše

18th March
Bloomsbury Theatre
Facebook event

UC Opera: Smetana's Libuše

20, 22, 23 March
Bloomsbury Theatre
Facebook event