5:45pm, Thu, 9 Feb 2023

  • Event Details
  • Type of event: Unclassified event
    Start time: 5:45pm
    End time: 7:25pm
    Venue: St Botolph's Church
    Trumpington Street
    Cambridge CB2 1RG

    Auditions are held each academic term for Cambridge University Symphony Chorus (CUSC).

    Auditions for Lent term 2023 are now open. Please complete the form at

    How to book an audition

    • If you would like to audition, you will need to complete the application form. These will open shortly before auditions are held.
    • When you submit your application you will be sent a link to select your audition time. You are encouraged to sign-up early to choose from a wider range of times.
    • Detailed information on requirements for each ensemble can be found below.
    • If you want to apply for both choirs, please fill in a separate application form for each.
    • All current and past CUSC members are required to re-audition every 3 years.

    On the day of the audition

    Please arrive around 10 minutes before your audition time and sign-in with the helper at the front door. They will show you into your audition at the correct time.

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    Detailed information







    26 January, 9 February 2023

    St Botolph’s Church, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1QA. 


    10 mins 

    Richard Wilberforce, Musical Director of the Cambridge University Symphony Chorus 

    • Solo singing: please prepare your voice part for Handel's Messiah "And the Glory of the Lord". You can find parts to download from IMSLP.

    • Sing some scales and/or arpeggios to demonstrate vocal range and quality.

    • Complete some simple ear tests (e.g., picking out notes from a chord).

    • Pitch some basic intervals.

    • Some short (graded) sight reading tests.

    • Chat about your experience. 

    This is a very informal process and is just so that you get an opportunity to meet the Director and he can assess your range, sound and strengths.