Event Calendar

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Event Types

Events

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

Musicologist and Bond fan Christopher Wiley explores the long-lived phenomenon of the James Bond franchise in relation to its many celebrated theme songs and film scores.

To mark the 70th anniversary of the death of composer Dame Ethel Smyth the Pythagoras Strings Berlin will be performing in the UK with a specially devised programme. This recital will include a brief talk about Smyth in Leipzig in the 1880s, during which time she composed her String Trio.

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

Presented by Dr Milton Mermikides, this seminar provides a survey of how technology is exploring - and employing - musical mechanisms that extend beyond standard notational and theoretical frameworks.

An explosion of dance, music and meaning – live vocals and percussion inspired by Qawaali and powerful contemporary choreography driven by passion in folkloric dance.

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

Christopher Wiley discusses Sweeney Todd alongside Victorian melodrama, the rebirth of the film musical, and Stephen Sondheim’s other shows. Exploring aspects of the music of the film adaptation, he uncovers various secrets buried within the score.

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

Steve Tromans (University of Middlesex), Michael Zev Gordon (University of Birmingham) and Joseph Houston.

GSA Musical Theatre Production (3rd Year BA Musical Theatre)

This weird and wonderful family comes to devilishly delightful life in this magnificently macabre new musical comedy.

Presented by special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide (TRW).

We are thrilled to be able to continue our collaboration with Southern Pro Musica in presenting some of our very best young classical performers in concert at Holy Trinity Church in Guildford.

Promoted by Southern Pro Musica.

GSA Musical Theatre Production (3rd Year BA Musical Theatre)

This weird and wonderful family comes to devilishly delightful life in this magnificently macabre new musical comedy.

Presented by special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide (TRW).

The University Chamber Choir is joined by the Chamber Orchestra to perform two of the great masterpieces of Baroque repertoire, Bach’s Cantata O ewiges Feuer - a joyful meditation on divine love - and Handel’s Utrecht Te Deum, composed to celebrate the end of the War of the Span

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

Come and hear recitals of exciting new music across a broad range of styles, composed and performed by talented Surrey music students.

Dr Katherine Williams (Plymouth University) considers Ellington’s notorious performance at the 1956 Newport Jazz Festival, the tapes of which remained lost for some time.

By Craig Adams & Ian Watson, originally developed by Perfect Pitch. GSA Musical Theatre Production (3rd Year BA Musical Theatre)

By Craig Adams & Ian Watson, originally developed by Perfect Pitch. GSA Musical Theatre Production (3rd Year BA Musical Theatre)

One of the most compelling and uplifting voices to emerge from the oppression of Stalinist Russia was that of Dimitri Shostakovich. Join us for a performance of his powerful and haunting Fifth Symphony, which he described as ‘a Soviet artist’s response to just criticism’.

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

Traditional carols and readings for Christmas. There will be a retiring collection in aid of charity.

Featuring:

  • University Chamber Choir (Conductor: Russell Keable)
  • University Gospel Choir

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.

Come and hear recitals of exciting new music across a broad range of styles, composed and performed by talented Surrey music students.

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

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

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