Juan Pablo playing piano and James Downs on violin

Music

Practice & performance are an essential part of College life

Under the direction of Lyn Alcántara, Wolfson has a thriving College Choir and a full programme of concerts. We also offer rehearsal spaces, practice instruments and financial support for students of music. Wolfson has a regular stream of students studying at the Faculty of Music. Our Director of Music teaches on the MMus in Choral Studies and the Director of the Centre for Music and Science is a Wolfson Fellow.

Juan Pablo playing piano and James Downs on violin

Music at Wolfson

We are delighted to offer a wide range of concerts throughout the year.

  • Our Lunchtime Concert Series is held on Saturdays at 13.30 in the Lee Hall and showcases musical talent from across the University.
  • We produce major choral concerts at the end of both Michaelmas and Lent terms. The College Choir is able to showcase its work, as are talented Wolfson soloists and ensembles. We also feature guests performers from time to time such as the BBC Radio 2 Young Chorister of the Year, Prime Brass and soloists from The BBC Singers.
  • Following some Formal Halls, Music & Madeira offers professional concerts in the Lee Hall. Recent performances include flautist Daniel Pailthorpe, tenor Andrew Kennedy, Classico Latino, The Revolutionary Drawing room, The King's Men and guitarist Craig Ogden.
  • We have occasional Early Music recitals on selected Friday evenings before Formal Hall at 6.30pm.
  • Our end-of-year concert is The Mary Bevan Recital given by winners of the Cambridge University Musical Society Concerto competition.

We also help students and visitors develop music literacy skills and music appreciation through membership of the College Choir, attendance at concerts and access to keyboard instruments for practice. Would you like to give a recital in a warm and relaxed environment? If so, our Saturday lunchtime concert series is for you! Email Supakorn Aekaputra for more details.

Download the Termly Concert Calendar 

Get in Touch

Ms Lyn Alcántara - Director of Music Email
Dr Delephine Mordey - Director of Studies Email
Supakorn Aekaputra - WCMS President & Lunchtime Recitals Email
Curtis Sharma - WCMS Secretary Email
Lucy Wilson - Choir Librarian & Membership Secretary

What's on

Michaelmas Term Concert: Hail Bright Cecilia!

25/11/2018 at 13.30
Choir in festive garb for concert

Works include PurcellOde on St Cecilia’s Day, 1692

Britten Hymn to St Cecilia 

Wolfson College Choir & Soloists

Conductor Lyn Alcántara

Admission Free with a retiring collection. No need to book.

Email for further information 

Lunchtime Concert Series: Japanese anime music

01/12/2018 at 13.30
Your lie in April anime image

Piano transcriptions of the music from Japanese anime films and series. 

Programme includes music from Your Name, Your Lie in April, Tokyo Ghoul, 

and Five Centimetres per Second.

Pianist Supakorn Aekaputra

Admission Free with a retiring collection. No need to book. 

Email for more information 

Advent Carol Service

02/12/2018 at 19.00
Candles by Zoran Kokanovic/Unsplash

Carols led by Wolfson College Choir, directed by Lynette Alcántara.