Joining Cambridge University Symphony Chorus


Membership of the chorus is by audition at the start of each term. The audition is very friendly and lasts about eight minutes. The audition is carried out by the Musical Director or their assistant. You will be asked some of the following:

  • Sing some scales and/or arpeggios to demonstrate vocal range and quality.
  • Sing a short melody: the melody will be played twice on the piano first.
  • Complete some simple ear tests: e.g. picking out a note from a chord.
  • Pitch some basic intervals.
  • Sing a short passage at sight: an opportunity for a ‘second go’ is offered, credit being given for the ability to correct at a subsequent reading.
  • In addition, you will be asked to prepare a short piece from the chorus's current repertoire, which will be sent to you upon receipt of your application. You will be asked to sing through all or some of it as if in a rehearsal - you aren't expected to be note-perfect.
Interested in joining but want to try it out first? Why not attend an open rehearsal

To enquire about joining the choir, please contact our registrar: Mez Dubois-van Slageren: 07714 928458,


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