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Event Types

Events

Music | Performance

Wednesday 3 May, 12pm

Weekly lunchtime recitals, usually featuring student performers playing in a wide range of styles. More details to be announced.

Music | Seminar

Wednesday 3 May, 4pm

RESEARCH SEMINAR

David Fanning (University of Manchester),
Michelle Assay (University of Paris Sorbonne, University of Sheffield)

Music | Performance

Wednesday 3 May, 6pm

DAVID LOVATT COMPETITION RECITAL

Music | Performance

Sunday 7 May, 3pm

Led by Associate Piano Tutor, Maureen Galea, students, staff and children from schools across Surrey join forces to perform pieces written for children. Proceeds from this concert will be donated to The Beethoven Fund for Deaf Children - The Elizabeth Foundation

Music | Performance

Wednesday 10 May, 12pm

LUNCHTIME RECITAL

Undergraduate music students compete to be awarded the prize for the best performance based on the criteria of ‘rediscovering John Ireland’s piano music’ as judged by department academics.

Music | Performance

Wednesday 10 May, 7.30pm

A stimulating evening featuring a range of University ensembles performing a varied repertoire.

Music |

Saturday 13 May, ALL DAY

50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

You are warmly invited to join the University of Surrey at a special day to celebrate 50 years in Guildford. The Festival of Wonder is a familyfriendly event, free to the local community and University of Surrey alumni.

Music | Performance

Saturday 13 May, 7.30pm

ASSESSMENT CONCERT

Student bands perform in this Assessment Concert. All welcome.

Music | Performance

Wednesday 17 May, 12pm

Weekly lunchtime recitals, usually featuring student performers playing in a wide range of styles. More details to be announced.

Music | Performance

Saturday 20 May, 7.30pm

UNIVERSITY CHOIR AND ORCHESTRA

Student conductors take the baton for an evening of stunning performances by the University Choir and Orchestra. The full programme will be published on the website soon.

Music | Performance

Wednesday 24 May, 12pm

LUNCHTIME RECITAL

A showcase concert featuring some of the exceptionally talented students who have won awards and scholarships in performance in 2016-17 and an opportunity to thank our generous individuals, Trusts and companies who provide support.

Music | Performance

Wednesday 24 May, 12pm

LUNCHTIME RECITAL

A showcase concert featuring some of the exceptionally talented students who have won awards and scholarships in performance in 2016-17 and an opportunity to thank our generous individuals, Trusts and companies who provide support.

Music | Performance

Wednesday 31 May, 12pm

Final Year Music students perform classical works in this assessment concert.

Music | Performance

Thursday 1 June, 12pm

Final Year music students perform pop works in this assessment concert.

Music | Performance

Wednesday 7 June, 12pm

Advanced performance students give an assessment recital.

Music | Performance

Thursday 8 June, 7.30pm

ZUBIN KANGA

’Kanga is an … exciting pianist, effortlessly virtuosic and in complete command of this (quite literally) electrifying modern repertoire’ Limelight Magazine

Music | Performance

Friday 9 June, 7.30pm

Adjudicator Sarah Walker

For composers at Surrey, the musical highlight of the year, the Joyce Dixey Competition showcases the diverse range of musical styles in which our students work.

Music | Performance

Wednesday 14 June, 12pm

Weekly lunchtime recitals, usually featuring student performers playing in a wide range of styles. More details to be announced.

Music Ensembles

Ensembles and performing opportunities at Surrey

Whatever subject you may be studying at Surrey, there are ample opportunities for all students to make music whilst you are here. Some details are shown below – please do not hesitate to get in touch if you would like further details. Information about forthcoming events can be found at surrey.ac.uk/arts

University Orchestra

Conductor Russell Keable

The University Orchestra is open to all University of Surrey students and staff through an audition process. The Orchestra rehearses every Monday evening during semester from 6.30pm. The Orchestra generally performs three concerts a year at St Saviour's Church and Guildford Cathedral, and is conducted by Russell Keable as well as student conductors.

Players are generally expected to have reached Grade 7 or above in their instrument. Auditions take place in October although there may be opportunities to join mid-session. For further details email arts@surrey.ac.uk

Their repertoire in recent years has included: Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition, Saint-Saens Organ Symphony No. 3, Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4, J. Strauss Die Fledermaus Overture, Copland Appalachian Spring, Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet, Sibelius Symphony No. 7, Beethoven Symphony No. 8, Mozart Overture Die Zauberflote, Bernstein On the Waterfront Suite, Kodaly Psalmus Hungaricus (with the University Choir), Stravinsky Firebird Suite (1919 Suite), Nielsen Helios Overture, Britten Soirees Musicales, Sibelius Symphony No. 2

University Choir

Conductor Russell Keable

The University Choir is a lively and fun Choir open to all University of Surrey staff and students. A basic level of sight reading, an ability to hold a tune and enthusiasm is all we ask for. No audition necessary. The University Choir rehearse every Wednesday evening from 6pm-8pm in PATS Studio One and perform 2-3 times a year in St Saviour’s Church and Guildford Cathedral. Over the past 3 years the Choir have performed, with the University Orchestra, works including Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem, Orff Carmina Burana and Bernstein Chichester Psalms.

University Chamber Choir

Conductor Russell Keable

The University Chamber Choir is open to all students through an audition process. The Chamber Choir rehearse each Tuesday Lunchtime 1pm-2.30pm and perform at a wide range of engagements throughout the year both on and off campus, including the annual University Carol Service at Guildford Cathedral. Repertoire includes works by from Purcell and Parry to new music by student composers.

Singers are generally expected to have reached Grade 7 standard. Auditions take place in October and singers should bring a short piece to sing and will be asked to sight sing.

University String Orchestra

A student led music ensemble within the Music and Sound Recording. The University String Ensemble is open to all students and staff who play a stringed instrument.

 

USSU Ensembles

Societies run by the Students’ Union can be found here. They include Big Band, Concert Band, Gospel Choir and Jazz Orchestra. Read more about these ensembles and how to join.

GSA Singers

The GSA Singers are a company of performers from GSA [Guildford School of Acting] selected from the 2nd year Musical Theatre and Acting courses formed specifically to provide entertainment for business functions, private parties and concerts. They have also been invited to sing at weddings, memorial services and Masonic evenings and are quite diverse in their ability to perform material for any given event. Their wide repertoire offers songs from Musical Theatre and popular classics.

For more information on any of these ensembles please email: arts@surrey.ac.uk.