Music Society

University College London (UCL)




UCL Music Society runs a range of activities and events for anyone who wants to get involved with music at UCL!We have an auditioned Orchestra, Chamber Choir and A Cappella Group, while our main Chorus, Concert Band and String Orchestra are un-auditioned and open to everyone. We hold a variety of concerts and social events throughout the year, including collaborations with other societies. During term two the Chorus and Orchestra join forces to become UCOpera, the most ambitious student opera company in the country, bringing rare works back to the stage. *Check out our website and sign up to our mailing list for the latest information and updates about special arrangements in light of Covid this year.* Symphony Orchestra | Managers: Annabel Butler, Yanghe LiuUCL'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.Symphony Chorus | Managers: Anika Jayanth, Ursula PerryOur 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!Chamber Choir | Manager: Maria KhokharChamber 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.Concert Band | Managers: Daphne SarkanyConcert 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!String Orchestra | Managers: Mario KormannOur 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.A Cappella [The Eustones] | Manager: Ian Koh, Helena XuHave 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. Our memberships (2021/22):Remote membership (Free) gives access to:All virtual rehearsals and socialsSocial membership (£15) gives access to:All socials (virtual and in person)Our members' newsletter, advertising musical opportunities at UCLOur database of UCL musicians interested in performing chamber music, from which you can form your own ensemblesOur successful Music Society families systemStandard membership  (£30) gives access to:Everything included in the remote and social membership All 6 musical ensembles (you can join as many as you'd like!)All in person rehearsals and concertsParticipation in our annual UCOpera UCL Music Society have signed the Zero Tolerance to Sexual Harassment Pledge.