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Music at Wolfson

Practice & performance are an essential part of College life

Under the direction of Lyn Alcántara, Wolfson has a thriving Music Society and College Choir with a full programme of concerts

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During the pandemic we offered online music talks, College Services, and pre-recorded concerts, as well as creating several Virtual Choir videos. We returned to live performances in Michaelmas 2021.

The College has several rehearsal spaces, practice instruments and offers financial support for students of music. Wolfson has a regular stream of students studying at the Faculty of Music.

Musical events

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 see the College's website for details.
  • We produce major choral concerts at the end of both Michaelmas and Lent terms where the College Choir is able to showcase its work, along with 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, Ignacio Maña-Mesas (saxophone), Donal McCann (piano) and The Austen Trio. Lent Term's music and madeira will be given by leading Singaporean guitarist, Kevin Loh.
  • Occasional Early Music recitals happen 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 was a Wolfson student! Pianist - Churen Li)
  • The College Choir performs at the annual end of year garden party and various carolling events.
  • The Chamber Singers sing at prestigious College dinners and events.

Take a look at the events feed at the bottom of the page to see our upcoming events or view some of our recent performances in the Media Collection.

Music Scholarships

A number of musical scholarships are available for talented accompanists and singers. Find out more.

Get Involved

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. Send us an email to receive more details.

Get in Touch

Ms Lyn Alcántara - Director of Music (Email)
Saman Samadi - Music Society President (Email)
Dr Lucy Wilson - Choir Registrar (Email)
Dr Sean Curran - Director of Studies (Email)

 

 

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