Ensembles

Symphony Orchestra | Contact: ootrussckh.tlsiyceicuc@eo.crmau
Managers: Emma Stallard, Alistair Westwood

UCL's full-size Symphony Orchestra sees the university's finest instrumentalists taking on a broad range of challenging repertoire, presented in two concerts in Term 1, as well as the annual production of UCOpera in Term 2. The orchestra is reauditioned every year to provide equal opportunity.

COVID ARRANGEMENT: Due to social distancing restrictions, Symphony Orchestra will be running in-person small chamber ensembles in the Term 1, with a view of restarting full orchestra in the Term 2.

We are currently in the process of planning auditions and possible combinations of instruments for chamber groups, so please fill in this form to help us better cater the auditions in these extraordinary times.

We will be contact you by email directly to schedule auditions soon.

Note: This is only relevant to Term 1. In Term 2, we hope to restart full orchestra, for which we will be holding separate auditions with our conductor Charles Peebles.

Symphony Chorus | Contact: o.k@ruucescslmscui.touycicho
Managers: Riya Banerjee, Melisa Öztürk
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Click here to view the rehearsal calendar in the browser, or subsribe to this link in your ICS calendar software: webcal://uclmusicsociety.co.uk/chorus-calendar.ics

Our largest un-auditioned singing group produces incredibly high quality music despite the wide range of choral experience of its members. Major symphonic works are presented in cooperation with the orchestra, and the group takes part in a complete opera staging in Term 2. All students and staff welcome!

COVID ARRANGEMENT: There is a maximum number of 15 members allowed per rehearsal to accommodate for the additional social distancing measures in indoor spaces, ensuring the safety of all society members. Please email us directly to find out more.

Come along to a taster session on either October 6th or 8th, to see what it's like to be in the Symphony Chorus, and meet our fabulous members! If interested please send us an email with your preferred date so we can arrange our social distancing measures accordingly.

Chamber Choir | Contact: hrucibclh.kic.coomcesmu@rcyaesotui
Manager: Will Tallentire

Chamber Choir draws on the finest singers from Music Society to perform to a high standard, producing some very fine performances of both classical and contemporary pieces. Putting on 2-3 concerts each year with a wide range of repertoire, we also take part in the London Contemporary Church Music Festival in May.

COVID ARRANGEMENT: This year's Chamber Choir auditions and rehearsals will be held as normal, but with the potential addition of social distancing measures to ensure the safety of all society members.

Auditions for 2020-21: 12th October If interested, please fill in this form here

Concert Band | Contact: cblncacdsoeo.netructsyikcmc@u.iuo
Managers: Natasha Sharma, Katie Wharton
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Concert Band is entirely un-auditioned, and consists of fun-loving students from all disciplines, and from a wide variety of musical backgrounds and experiences. It is open to any brass, woodwind or percussion player - we would love to see as many as possible come along!

COVID ARRANGEMENT: There is a maximum number of 15 members allowed per rehearsal to accommodate for the additional social distancing measures in indoor spaces, ensuring the safety of all society members. Please email us directly to find out more.

A Cappella | Contact: okpc@plstaacisciuo.lyc.ueamcleu
Manager: Maria Photiou

Have you seen Pitch Perfect? Do you wish you could be a Treblemaker or a Barden Bella? I know I do and if you're like me then A Cappella is the group for you. We pride ourselves on making an incredible sound whilst having the most fun possible. Our repertoire is a mixture consisting of classic A Cappella pieces and upbeat arrangements of more modern songs, so there is something for everyone. The first two rehearsals of the academic year are open to all, after which auditions are held.

String Orchestra | Contact: ihemioroctscstuyrk.sacnsel@iu.urtgcco
Manager: Mario Kormann, Nanami Tsuchiyama
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Our resident, unauditioned String Orchestra provides all of our string players with an excellent opportunity to enjoy a wide range of repertoire in a relaxed and friendly setting.

COVID ARRANGEMENT: Our beloved unauditioned String Orchestra will not be running on Campus in term 1. As many of us can‘t return to London for this term, we are assessing the capabilities of doing rehearsals, socials or other musical projects virtually. But in order to develop a more concrete plan, we need to know how many of you would join the String Orchestra and whether you’re going to be on campus or not. Please fill out the form here, and let us know more about your plans so that we can decide and inform you what our different String Orchestra for term 1 will look like.

We plan to return to business as usual in January - and are looking forward to seeing many already known and of course new faces. For further questions, please contact our String Orchestra Managers, Mario and Nanami directly.