It’s easy: just grab your instrument and come along to a rehearsal! We rehearse every Wednesday evening during Full Term from 7:30 pm – 10 pm. If you own a music stand please bring that too.
There is no need to tell us before you come along, but if you have any questions feel free to e-mail the
If you can't make the 7:30 pm start, come along anyway - we prefer regular members to turn up on time, but many people have good reasons why they can't - and this is fine.
Every rehearsal consists of two halves with a break in between for tea, biscuits and mingling: a great opportunity to make many new friends.
UCPO welcomes orchestral players of all abilities, there are no auditions and we enjoy a friendly, informal atmosphere.
You don’t have to be an undergraduate to join; many of our members are graduate students, staff, alumni or those with no connection to the university at all.
Membership costs £20 per year, but you can come to your first few rehearsals to decide whether you like us before paying. Subs should be paid to our
at a rehearsal or by bank transfer.
Each May, we select our conductors and soloists for the next academic year via interview / audition. If you're interested in conducting or performing a concerto, keep an eye on the website.
Our rehearsal venue for the 2017/18 academic year is St Giles' Church, Castle Street, Cambridge CB3 0AQ.
Look out for our stall at the Freshers' Fair each October, where you can join
main mailing list
and / or our
audience mailing list
and chat to committee members.
If you have some time on your hands (or a predisposition for procrastination) and are looking for intelligent banter, you can also join
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