For more information about any of our ensembles, please contact the Music Society Ensembles Coordinator! Email us at MusicSociety@cardiff.ac.uk or send us a Facebook message.
We are a fun, friendly group of clarinettists. Our group is non-auditioned and open to all. We play a variety of different repertoire varying from film music, medleys and classical hits! 2017-18 was our first year as a Music Society ensemble and we would love for you to join us as we continue to grow
Cardiff University Strings is an orchestra catering for all abilities. We meet once a week to rehearse, and have charity concerts at the end of term where music is showcased from a range of genres including film, classical, pop and contemporary!
The Palestrina Singers are the only auditioned chamber choir within the Music Society. As a choir we perform a wide range of repertoire ranging from Tippett to, of course, Palestrina. During the year the choir is undertaking a number of visits to local cathedrals (Llandaff, Gloucester, Bristol and Worcester) to sing both individual services and hold weekend residencies In addition to the ecclesiastical, the choir is also performing a number of concerts in local venues, allowing us to perform secular music and larger works, at regular intervals.
Male Voice Choir
The Cardiff University Male Voice Choir is a non-auditioned vocal group for male singers of all experiences and backgrounds. We are an open, relaxed and friendly group who perform a wide selection of repertoire, ranging from popular songs both old and new to traditional Welsh music. The choir provides a fantastic opportunity to experience singing in a group and enhance performance portfolios through regular rehearsals and concerts. Whether you have a background in singing or you just fancy singing some songs for fun, then this is the ensemble for you!
Flute Choir is an excellent ensemble for flautists of all abilities! The music is varied so every member has the chance to be challenged. From first study-flautists to those who have only just started, Flute Choir is a great opportunity to perform and develop skills whilst being surrounded by musicians of the same instrument. We frequently perform entertaining and short pieces in the Lunchtime Concerts as well as aspiring to conquer larger works in the Recital Series. We cover a large range of repertoire and welcome suggestions and arrangements from all members with the same love of flute playing!
En - Côr
En-Côr is a non-auditioned SATB choir within the Music Society. We perform at a number of lunchtime concerts throughout the year as well as at least two larger solo concerts (principally Christmas and Summer). We perform simpler repertoire than other choirs within the society, but to the same high standard. This is an ideal choir for individuals who are looking for a no pressure environment in which to sing!
The Bella Cantas
Bella Cantas is a choir for upper voices. We’re open to all sopranos and altos, and we sing a wide range of classical music, from renaissance to contemporary. This year we’ll be focusing on female composers to celebrate the centenary of female suffrage, and I’m so excited to get started on some fantastic and under appreciated music! All are welcome regardless of vocal skill or experience; we just want to have a great time making great music. See you in September!
Camerata is a flexibly sized ensemble who love Baroque music! The ensemble was founded in 2016 to give students an opportunity to play early music. 2017-18 performances have included a concert of Baroque Concerti, including a Brandenburg Concerto and music by Vivaldi and Handel amongst others. The group has also received professional feedback from early music specialists and players given the opportunity to perform with period-style bows.
Cardiff University Concert Orchestra
Come and join Cardiff University’s only permanent student-run Symphony Orchestra! We are the largest Music Society ensemble and explore a great range of the very best orchestral repertoire! We are partly auditioned depending on numbers, and suggest a standard of Grade 5 and above for players taking part. With two exciting concerts planned each year, there is plenty to get involved with!
If you haven't seen an ensemble that fits you or your instrument, please feel free to create your own ensemble, with an affiliation form, you can recieve funding and marketing benefits from our society along with a wealth of society members to take your ensmeble to the next level. To become affiliated to the Music Society, just download this form.
To apply for funding as an established Music Society Ensemble, download this one.
Cardiff University Operatic Society (CUOS)
Brass Band Society
City of Cardiff Concert Band
The Cardiff University Purcell Singers (TCUPS)
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, a Chamber Choir* and Orchestra*, a Contemporary Music Group, an ethnomusical Gamelan group and the west-African drumming ensemble Lanyi.