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Event Types

Events

Wednesday 17 Dec 2014

A stimulating evening of music - a wide range of ensembles and choirs perform a varied repertoire under the direction of student conductors.

Thursday 29 Jan 2015

A free workshop focusing on Dalcroze Eurhythmics and how it helps develop deeper musicality and creative expression through whole body movement.

Sunday 01 Feb 2015

Pop, rock, folk and jazz all feature in this fantastic showcase presented by student performers, demonstrating their extraordinary range of talent.

A relaxed and informal event. A bar will be open throughout the evening.

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