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 Chair of the Faculty Board of Music and Director of the Centre for Music and Science, Prof Ian Cross, 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 Deco Ensemble, 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 (the 2019 winner is a Wolfson student! Pianist - Churen Li)

Music Scholarships are available for talented accompanists and singers.
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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! There is a collection of scores for use by current students in the Fuchs House Music Room.

Email music@wolfson.cam.ac.uk for more details.

Download the Wolfson Concert Calendar 

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Get in Touch

Ms Lyn Alcántara - Director of Music Email
Dr Delphine Mordey - Director of Studies Email
Curtis Sharma - WCMS Secretary Email
Lucy Wilson - Choir Librarian & Membership Secretary

What's on

Picture of Silver Street Barbershop

Lunchtime Concert - Silver Street Barbershop Quartet

23/11/2019 at 13.30

Lunchtime Harmony with the Silver Street Barbershop Quartet

Tenor - Will O'Reilly
Lead - Jonno Goldstone (Wolfson alumnus!)
Baritone - Bowen Wang
Bass - Joel Nulsen

"Silver Street" barbershop quartet, formed in London in 2017, is made up of former members of the Fitz Barbershop group in Cambridge. They have all left Cambridge now but still love to sing. In May 2019 they finished in the top 6 of the first British Association of Barbershop Singers ("BABS") contest, and have high hopes for the future.
When not singing, the members of Silver Street spend their time as a healthcare data consultant, a trainee solicitor, a financial trader, and a computational biologist (in descending order of voice part!

Admission free with a retiring collection split between the performers and the Music Society (WCMS).

Wolfson Advent Carol Service at St Mark's Church

01/12/2019 at 19.00

Wolfson's Advent Carol Service led by the College Chaplains 
This atmospheric service is held in St Mark's Church, just a short walk from College.
With carols led by Wolfson College Choir, directed by Lynette Alcántara

With organist- Wayne Weaver

Wolfson Choir in Lee Hall

Michaelmas Term Concert

08/12/2019 at 19.30

Wolfson Michaelmas Term Concert
Wolfson College Choir and Chamber Singers
Conductor: Lyn Alcántara
 

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