Event Calendar

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Event Types

Events

Music | Performance

Students present their work in this Instrumental Assessment Showcase

There will be a retiring collection

Music | Performance

Weekly lunchtime recitals, usually featuring student performers playing in a wide range of styles from Bach to Hendrix.

Music | Research event

The musical interaction between Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy between 1933 and 1945

RESEARCH SEMINAR

Professor Erik Levi (Royal Holloway, University of London)

Music | Performance

MUSIC ON MONDAYS | UNIVERSITY CONCERT

ASSESSMENT CONCERT

Students will perform at Christ Church as part of their Music on Mondays series.  

Music | Performance

Our weekly series of lunchtime recitals.

Music | Research event

Com-Note: The Composer’s notebook.

RESEARCH SEMINAR

Professor David Frohlich

Music | Performance

The Gould Piano Trio
Lucy Gould violin, Alice Neary cello, Benjamin Frith piano

Music | Research event

Seascape in the Mist: Lost in Mendelssohn's Hebrides
RESEARCH SEMINAR | Dr Benedict Taylor (University of Edinburgh)

Music | Performance

CROSER HUGHES COMPETITION
Lunchtime Recital

Student ensembles perform in this competitive chamber music recital.

Music | Performance

One of the most popular events in the musical calendar, student bands perform pop, rock, folk and jazz in this fantastic showcase.   A relaxing and informal evening.

A bar will be open throughout.

Music | Performance

Venice to Guildford: Music of the late Renaissance and Baroque periods
University of Surrey Chamber Choir and Orchestra

Music | Research event

RESEARCH SEMINAR

Dr Chris Mark (University of Surrey) leads a discussion of Bridge’s use of the so-called 'Bridge Chord' in his later music.

Music | Performance

University Choir and Orchestra

Music | Performance

An evening featuring a range of student ensembles.

Music | Exhibition

Guildford Guitar Weekend.

Friday 18 March – Wednesday 23 March.

Jeevan Rai

Music | Conferences

Some of the most distinguished and highly regarded scholars and musicians from around the world will gather for this major international conference featuring six public concerts, four keynote lectures, and over 50 lecture-recitals and academic papers.

Music | Performance

Guildford Guitar Weekend.

Friday 18 March, 7:30 pm,

Music | Performance

Guildford Guitar Weekend.

Saturday 19 March, 1.30pm.

Winner of the 2015 Ivor Mairants Guitar Award presented by the Worshipful Company of Musicians, young musician Bradley Johnson will perform music by Rodrigo, Berkeley, Moore, Scarlatti, Maw and Regondi.

Music | Performance

Guildford Guitar Weekend.

Saturday 19 March, 7.30pm.

Music | Performance

Guildford Guitar Weekend.

Sunday 20 March, 1.30pm

Music | Performance

Guildford Guitar Weekend.

Sunday 20 March, 7.30pm

Both award winners of the Julian Bream Trust, these two exceptional musicians will give solo performances of new works commissioned by the Trust including music by Leo Brouwer, Sir Harrison Birtwistle and Julian Anderson.

Music | Performance

Guildford Guitar Weekend.

Monday 21 March, 7.30pm.

Music | Performance

Led by Performance Co-Ordinator and piano tutor Dr Maureen Galea, students, amateurs, professionals, staff and children from schools across Surrey join forces to perform pieces written for children by Schumann, Kullak, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, Casella, Kodály, Bloch, White and Bartók, plus new

Music | Research event

RESEARCH SEMINAR

Professor Martin Iddon (University of Leeds) Composer and musicologist Martin Iddon discusses his latest research.

Music | Performance

One of the most popular events in the musical calendar, student bands perform pop, rock, folk and jazz in this fantastic showcase.

A relaxing and informal evening.
A bar will be open throughout.

Music | Performance

University of Surrey Orchestra

The final concert in the University Orchestra’s season features a programme of exciting orchestral music directed by final year and postgraduate conductors as they embark on their professional careers.

Music | Performance

LUNCHTIME RECITAL

Lunchtime recital, featuring students who have received support from our generous benefactors.

Music | Research event

RESEARCH SEMINAR

Dr James Weeks (Guildhall School of Music and Drama)

Music | Performance

ASSESSMENT CONCERT

Student bands perform in this Assessment Concert. All welcome.

Music Ensembles

UNIVERSITY ORCHESTRA

The University Orchestra is open to all University of Surrey students and staff through an audition process. Auditions for the 2013-2014 season are currently planned for the week commencing 7th October 2013.

Rehearsing every Monday evening during semester, the Orchestra performs three concerts a year. Concerts are held at St Saviour's Church and Guildford Cathedral, and are conducted by Russell Keable as well as student conductors.

Their repertoire since September 2011 has included:

  • Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4
  • Orff Carmina Burana (with the University Choir)
  • Vaughan-Williams Five Mystical Songs
  • 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)
  • Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem (with the University Choir)
  • Nielsen Helios Overture
  • Britten Soirees Musicales
  • Sibelius Symphony No. 2

Auditions

Auditions for the 2013-14 season are planned for the week commencing 7th October.

Signing up is required in order to audition, sign up sheets will be put up in the PATS Lower Foyer from 30th September.

Ideally you should bring a short piece to play and you'll be expected play a scale and some sight reading too. Grade 7 and above expected.

UNIVERSITY CHOIR

The University Choir rehearsals will recommence in October 2013.

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. University Choir rehearse every Wednesday evening from 6pm-8pm in PATS Studio One and perform 2-3 times a year. In November the choir performed with the University Orchestra in Kodaly's Psalmus Hungaricus and Brahm's German Requiem in February at Guildford Cathedral. In 2011-12 they performed in Vaughan Williams' Mystical Songs and Orff's Carmina Burana.

UNIVERSITY CHAMBER CHOIR

The Chamber Choir rehearse each Tuesday Lunchtime 1pm-2.30pm and perform at a wide range of engagements throughout the year. This choir is open to all students through an audition.

Auditions

Auditions for the 2013-14 season are planned for the week commencing 7th October.

Signing up is required in order to audition, sign up sheets will be put up in the PATS Lower Foyer from 30th September.

Ideally you should bring a short piece to sing and you'll be expected to sight sing. Grade 7 and above expected.

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.

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 requested 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