All of our ensembles are non-auditioned, student-led, and open to all Music Society members!
For more information about any of our ensembles, please contact the Music Society Ensembles Coordinator, Evie Ingles, head over to our Instagram and message us or the relevant ensemble.
Cardiff University Singers
Cardiff University Singers is a brand new non-auditioned mixed choir! Previously known as MuSoc Singers and Jazz Choir, Cardiff University Singers will cover a wide variety of repertoire from Eric Whitacre to standards to Stevie Wonder! This choir is open to all Cardiff University students with a valid MuSoc/Jazz Society membership. For more information follow @CardiffUniversitySingers on Instagram and Facebook
Male Voice Choir
The brand-new Cardiff University Male Voice Choir is an audition-free choir open to any Cardiff University Student with a Music Society membership. In a fun, relaxed and collaborative environment, we’ll explore a wide range of music from Barbershop and Classical music to Popular and Contemporary music. We’ll perform at numerous Music Society Concerts throughout the year, working closely with other ensembles in the society to create some great music. For more information, follow @CardiffUniMaleVoice on Instagram.
Cardiff University Concert Orchestra
Concert Orchestra is the society's student led orchestra. We are a non-auditioned ensemble, and everyone of all abilities is welcome! Last year our repertoire includes works by Mozart, Beethoven, Ravel, Holmes and Coleridge-Taylor to name a few, and we are always looking to expand our repertoire and gain new members. For more information follow @ConcertOrchestra.CU on Instagram.
MuSoc Film & Game Orchestra
Film & Game Orchestra is an orchestral ensemble that showcases music from movies and video games. We perform music from a wide variety of media, and we're planning on having a concert later in the year showcasing a number of orchestral arrangements including music from The Legend of Zelda, Kung-fu Panda, Undertale, Studio Ghibli films, and more! The ensemble is non-auditioned and anyone is free to come along and join. For more info, follow @MuSocFilmGameCU on Instagram.
Cardiff University String Orchestra
String Orchestra is a non-auditioned ensemble performing a wide range of repertoire for strings - from composers including Holst and Sibelius, even performing music by student composers within the university! This year we're planning a similar mix of music stretching from the classical period to the 20th century, so if you're a string player around grade 5 and above, we'd love to see you! For more information follow @CUStrings on Instagram and CardiffUniStrings on Facebook.
Cardiff University Cello Ensemble
Cello Ensemble is a group of cellists who rehearse weekly, performing a range of repertoire from film music, to musical theatre, to classical music - last year's highlights included arrangements of Grieg and Eric Whitacre, as well as music from the Lion King and Pirates of the Caribbean. We arrange everything ourselves so we're open to cellists of any ability - hope you can join us this year! For more info, follow CUCelloEnsemble on Facebook or @CUCelloEnsemble on Instagram.
Flute choir is a relaxed and informal group for flute players of all standards in MuSoc, with music to suit all abilities. The music we perform comes from a wide range of genres with frequent performance opportunities. We also want to create smaller groups to perform a variety of duets and trios. We will continue to perform in the MuSoc Galas, as well as various Lunchtime Concerts. We look forward to welcoming new and returning members this year! For more info, follow @FluteChoir_CardiffUni on Instagram and Cardiff University Flute Ensemble on Facebook.
Clarinet Choir has played covers of popular tunes from film and orchestral pieces as well as pieces that people are less familiar with. It’s for beginners and advanced clarinet players and overall very fun! For more info, follow @ClarinetChoir_CardiffUni on Instagram.
If you haven't seen an ensemble that fits you or your instrument, please feel free to contact us through our email, Instagram or Facebook to set up your own ensemble.
School of Music
As well as all the student-led ensembles from the society, the School of Music offers a range of ensembles to become involved in; these include a Symphony Orchestra* and Chorus, Chamber Choir*, a Contemporary Music Group*, an ethnomusical Gamelan group and the west-African drumming ensemble Lanyi. Please contact MusicOffice@cardiff.ac.uk for more information on these ensembles.