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Orchestra Players Needed - Girton Conductors' Course

Girton Conductors' Course is seeking orchesta players from August 23 - 27, 2022. 


Sessions are fun to play for and ideal for confident sight-readers.


Tuesday 23rd August, 2.00-4.00pm

Rep: Mozart Symphony No. 36 in C, "Linz"

Players needed:

 - Oboe (at least 1), Bassoon (at least 1), Horns (2), Strings (lots, all parts)


Wednesday 24th August, 7.45-9.30pm

Rep: Elgar Enigma Variations, poss. a bit of Wagner Meistersinger Overture

Players needed:

 - Oboe (at least 1), Clarinet (at least 1), Bassoon (at least 1), Contrabassoon (1), Horns (4, min 2), Trumpet (at least 1), Trombone (at least 2), Strings (lots, all parts)


Thursday 25th August, 9.30-10.45am

Rep: Beethoven Fidelio Overture

Players needed:

 - Oboe (at least 1), Clarinet (at least 1), Bassoon (at least 1), Horns (4, min 2), Trombone (at least 1), Strings (lots, all parts)


Thursday 25th August, 7.45-9.30pm

Rep: Wagner Meistersinger Overture

Players needed:

 - Oboe (at least 1), Clarinet (at least 1), Bassoon (at least 1), Contrabassoon (1), Horns (4, min 2), Trumpet (at least 1), Trombone (at least 2), Strings (lots, all parts)


Sat 27th August, 9.15am-12.15pm

Rep: Any of the above

Players needed:

 - Oboe (at least 1), Clarinet (at least 1), Bassoon (at least 1), Horns (4, min 2), Trumpet (at least 1), Trombone (at least 2), Strings (lots, all parts)

If you have any questions or would like to get involved, please contact Karol Jaworski


WANT TO SING OPERA ON THE ADC STAGE? Amadeus is looking for a soprano and a baritone!

Amadeus, directed by Rishi Sharma and Tom Shortland, is coming to the ADC Theatre as the week 3 mainshow and we need your golden pipes to make this happen!

We are looking for one soprano and one baritone to complete our cast!

DEADLINE is 18th July, 23:59!

Application Pack

Paid opportunity for small jazz ensemble

Purpose: Background music for a drinks event for the Friends of Kettle’s Yard
Date: 14 September
Time: 6-8 pm
Venue: in Kettle’s yard hallway area or outside
Payment: fees offered – discuss with the organiser
Music: jazz – discuss with the organiser
Contact: Penny Heath, 07946 633112,

'Sleepover' goes to Edinburgh Fringe - Musical Director sought

Sleepover is heading to Edinburgh Fringe and and the team is seeking a Musical Director to help teach the music and rehearse with the cast! Its primarily rap, so experience with this genre is obviously ideal, and proficiency in music production would be amazing but DEFINITELY not a necessity!


Four immigrant teens. Twelve hours. One suspicious box teeming with questions about sex. Sleepover is a coming of age comedy musical about self-discovery (and self-pleasure!). Join Jenny, Adya, Nina and Ruth as they dive into the world of sex – discussing everything from monogamy to masturbation, dating preferences to penises. Top-class comedy delivered to you with a side of well-rapped bars in this spectacular piece of new writing. From the people who brought you Six, the Musical. Don’t forget your toothbrush!

Contact Mia Grant (

Broadway & Beyond! Opportunities for singers and production team!

For one night only, Cambridge University Sinfonia and Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society will be performing a cabaret-style concert of classic musical theatre songs in J2 at Cambridge Junction. Want to be part of it? Calls for singers and production team are out now! 

The set-list includes songs by Sondheim, Bernstein, and Cole Porter, as well as more recent and less well-known musical theatre tunes.

The Musical Theatre Society will be casting an ensemble of 10 singers, who between them will perform a range of solo, group, and chorus numbers with Cambridge University Sinfonia. All casting will be gender-blind and, while we are looking for a mixture of voice parts in the ensemble, solo numbers will be cast register-blind. The set-list covers a range of musical theatre styles, including jazz arrangements, classical orchestrations, and more contemporary styles. We welcome auditions from all singers, whether you are most comfortable singing MT, jazz, classical, or pop. There are some numbers in the set-list which haven’t yet been confirmed, and can be tailored to the strengths of the ensemble.

The set list includes pieces such as:

  • So In Love from Kiss Me, Kate (Cole Porter)

  • All of You from Silk Stockings (Cole Porter)

  • Gimme Gimme from Thoroughly Modern Millie (Jeanine Tesori)

  • Theme from New York New York (John Cander, Frank Sinatra version)

  • Mack the Knife from Threepenny Opera (Kurt Weill)

  • You Could Drive A Person Crazy from Company (Stephen Sondheim)

  • Tonight from West Side Story (Leonard Bernstein)

More audition details can be found for singers here.

The Musical Theatre Society are seeking a production team, with the following roles open for application:

  • Director

  • Producer

  • Assistant Musical Director (AMD)

  • Lighting designer

All of these roles are lower commitment and less pressure than they usually would be for a fully-staged CUMTS show.

More application details can be found for production team positions here.

Cambridge Rebetiko Band

Tuesday 17 May, 6-8 pm

The newly created Cambridge Rebetiko Band will be having a first meeting this Tuesday over near Mill Road. Anyone keen to try playing Rebetiko (Greek urban popular music) is welcome.  For venue details or any questions, please contact Ed Emery directly (

Paid performance opportunity: Friends of the Botanic Garden 40 year anniversary

Date: Wednesday 15 June
Time: 7-9pm
Venue: Cambridge University Botanic Garden cafe

Event: Friends of the Botanic Garden 40 year anniversary

instrumental ‘background music’ on the café terrace (if weather is ok - in the cafe if weather is bad)
classic pop or crossover string ensemble that do light classical and contemporary pop

Payment: paid opportunity - discuss with contact

Contact: Sacha Watson, Friends Administrator, Cambridge University Botanic Garden: 336271

Paid performance opportunity: Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics garden party

Date: Monday 20 June
Time: from 3.30pm
Venue: Fitzwilliam College gardens

Event: Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics garden party

"pleasing background" music
small ensemble

Payment: paid opportunity - discuss with contact

Contact: Rachel Plunkett, MMLL Faculty Manager:

Join Cambridge University Symphony Chorus

The Cambridge University Symphony Chorus (CUSC) invites you to join the vibrant and busy choir! CUSC is a large choir made up of Cambridge University students, alumni, and members of the wider Cambridge community. 

Are you a student or staff member interested in singing epic pieces in epic venues? Then CUSC is the choir for you! Join CUSC and sing Haydn's masterpiece, The Creation, in the iconic King's College Chapel this June. (Programme for 2022-23 to be announced shortly.) 

Join us for a taster session on Thursday 28 April, 7.30pm at St Paul's Church on Hills Road. Meet our conductor, Richard Wilberforce, and experience the exhilarating feeling of singing with a large chorus.

Further information:
Find us at and on Facebook and Twitter @CUSChorus

Join Cambridge University Experimental Music Ensemble (CueMe)

CueMe is a brand-new ensemble with the aim of enriching the experimental music scene in Cambridge.

If you are interested in Aleatoric music, Text Scores, Free Improvisation, etc., please contact Saman Samadi at, writing your name and instrument(s) you play, and a brief history of your experience (if you have any) in experimental music, improvisation, or performance practice in contemporary music.

Further information:
Contact Saman Samadi

Join 'Os Surdinhos', the University's newest percussion band

Os Surdinhos', the University's newest percussion band was set up last term. Using Brazilian samba instruments with the occasional collaboration with brass, the group cover rhythms from batucada to hip-hop and has plans to perform at May Balls and other events this term.

Players of all experience are more than welcome to join, with complete beginners particularly encouraged, as this is a musical debut for many of our members. With plenty of socials planned for this term, the group has already established an enthusiastic energy and are excited for a busy term ahead.

Please email Eve if you'd like to join and come to our first session on Sunday 1 May at the Old Divinity School, 2-4pm.

Further information:
Contact Eve

Join Queens' Graduate Choir 

We're a friendly bunch who meet every Wednesday evening (7.30 Queens' Chapel) to sing a variety of genres.

We perform once or twice a term. 

Informal, non-audition choir for mostly graduate students and alumni but open to all.

Further information:
Contact Johnny Tsang