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Event Types

Events

Student musicians perform. The programmes feature a range of instruments and styles from Bach to Hendrix. Programmes are usually available the day before. If you would like a copy please email arts@surrey.ac.uk.

We welcome this widely performed and recorded composer who will give a lecture outlining his compositional process and technique – focussing on some of his recent works. This event is suited to students of composition, and members of the public are welcome.

RESEARCH SEMINAR
Judith Weir CBE
Graham Fitkin
Cheryl Frances-Hoad
Dr Victoria Armstrong
Jocelyn Pook

Student musicians perform. The programmes feature a range of instruments and styles from Bach to Hendrix. Programmes are usually available the day before. If you would like a copy please email arts@surrey.ac.uk.

Hidden Music is an exhibition of works by Milton Mermikides in the field of data sonification: the translation of data into musical compositions.

Nikolai Demidenko’s passionate virtuosity and musicianship has brought him worldwide recognition. We are delighted to welcome back this highly accomplished performer.
GLINKA Notturno in F minor La Separation
KALINNIKOV Notturno in F sharp minor

We are proud to have a really strong showing of young brass players, and they will be competing for the prestigious Paul Stanway Prize. Open to all brass players (any instrument), this competition will be adjudicated by a distinguished guest (to be confirmed).

A stimulating evening of music featuring a wide range of University ensembles and choirs performing a varied repertoire.

We are indeed lucky to have a large number of exceptional guitar students at Surrey. Hear them playing their socks off in this wonderful competition! Entry is open specifically to players of electric instruments, both guitar and bass.

The University Orchestra returns to St Saviour’s to perform a stunning programme featuring The Firebird Suite by Stravinsky, one of the early 20th century’s most exciting and dynamic composers. The full programme will be listed nearer the time.

A concert showcasing some of the talented composition students from the University. A great way to miss the rush-hour traffic.

The University is profoundly grateful to all individuals, Trusts and companies who support prizes and scholarships. We are proud to be associated with a number of benefactors, and proud of the achievements of the students they support.

Artistic Director Ting-Ting Chang returns to the basic of dance, and starts by re-imagining the essence of utilizing body parts to express emotions. T.T.C. Dance is an exploration of the delicate interaction among movements, feelings, and imagination.

A concert showcasing some of the talented composition students from the University. A great way to miss the rush-hour traffic.

A concert showcasing some of the talented composition students from the University. A great way to miss the rush-hour traffic.

Student musicians perform. The programmes feature a range of instruments and styles from Bach to Hendrix. Programmes are usually available the day before. If you would like a copy please email arts@surrey.ac.uk.

Adjudicator Dominic Muldowney

Student musicians perform. The programmes feature a range of instruments and styles from Bach to Hendrix. Programmes are usually available the day before. If you would like a copy please email arts@surrey.ac.uk.

Student musicians perform. The programmes feature a range of instruments and styles from Bach to Hendrix. Programmes are usually available the day before. If you would like a copy please email arts@surrey.ac.uk.

Postgraduate student musicians perform. The programmes feature a range of instruments and styles from Bach to Hendrix. Programmes are usually available the day before. If you would like a copy please email arts@surrey.ac.uk.

‘…is the human body a soul-less, self-less object at the mercy of automatic internal processes…or is it a precious vessel containing a unique individual…?’ Sian Ede, Art & Science

Talks, workshops and performances showcasing ‘practice as research’ by staff in the Department of Theatre and Dance, including GSA.

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