Big music, big venues, big sound.

Cambridge University Symphony Chorus (CUSC) is a busy and vibrant choir of approximately 120 members that gives singers the fantastic opportunity to perform some of the most dramatic and passionate choral music ever written with a focus on repertoire which is rarely performed by the college choirs. CUSC is made up of undergraduate and postgraduate students, staff, alumni, and members of the wider Cambridge community.

Alongside the chorus' Musical Director, the chorus often works with guest conductors and enjoys trips and performances abroad, for example Florence, Prague, Tallinn, Rome, Lisbon and, most recently, Paris.

The chorus is often joined by professional soloists for it's concerts, and strives to offer a platform for young professional artists and provide opportunities for emerging talent such as Ashley Riches and Rachel Ambrose-Evans.

The Chorus' 2023–24 season has included Mendelssohn Elijah at West Road Concert Hall, and they look forward to Elgar The Dream of Gerontius at Ely Cathedral, followed by a performance and recording of the same work with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and conductor Nicholas Collon in Helsinki.

CUSC's 2022–23 highlights included performances and a broadcast of Walton Belshazzar's Feast with the Orchestre de Paris, baritone Sir Willard White and conductor Klaus Mäkelä:

If you're passionate about singing and looking for the chance to perform some of the grandest vocal repertory, Cambridge 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.

Cambridge University Symphony Chorus is a Centre for Music Performance ensemble run in partnership with the Cambridge University Musical Society.

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