Music at Wolfson

Practice & performance are an essential part of College life

Under the direction of Lyn Alcántara, Wolfson normally has a thriving College Choir and a full programme of concerts .During the pandemic we have offered online music talks, College Service and pre-recorded concerts as well as creating several Virtual Choir videos. 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.


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. During the current lockdown these have been paused. Instead we are offering online talks and concerts- see the College`s website for details.
  • 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. This year's performers include Ignacio Maña-Mesas (saxophone) with Donal McCann (piano), The Austen Trio and vocal ensemble Scaramella.
  • 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 was a Wolfson student! Pianist - Churen Li)

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)
Dr Delphine Mordey - Director of Studies (Email)
Saman Samadi - Music Society President (Email)
Lucy Wilson - Choir Registrar (Email)
Emma Brown - Music Assistant (Email)



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