Cambridge University Symphony Chorus is the symphony chorus of the Cambridge University Musical Society (CUMS).
The chorus is a large symphonic, auditioned choir of 120 singers, which performs a wide range of music, with a strong focus on major 19th and 20th century orchestral choral works. While maintaining strong links with the University, the chorus's membership comprises undergraduates, graduates, staff and alumni of the University, as well as non-university Cambridge residents. The chorus strives to offer a platform for young professional artists, in recent years providing opportunities for emerging talent such as Ashley Riches and Rachel Ambrose-Evans.
Alongside the chorus' Musical Director, a guest conductor is invited for one term each year, and 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, Cambirdge University Symphony Chorus is the place for you.
The chorus rehearses once a week in central Cambridge, with additional rehearsals during the week leading up to performances.