Word CloudWant to be part of a music ensemble at Reading, with opportunities to play and perform in regular concerts throughout the year?

Our diverse range of ensembles means that there is something for everyone. With choirs, orchestra and a big band, musicians of all abilities are warmly invited to get involved.

Professional conductors run rehearsals and our concerts are held in the University's Great Hall or venues further afield, so you won't be short of opportunities to play or sing, or just to listen.


Big BandTiny Big Band

Monday, 18.30-20.30

An auditioned band of around 25 players.

  • Saxophone: Alto, Tenor, Baritone (Clarinet doubling useful but not essential)
  • Trumpet
  • Trombone
  • Rhythm Section: Piano, Drums, Guitar, Bass
  • Vocals: Male, Female

Campus VoicesCampus Voices tiny


Tuesday,  Van Emden Lecture Theatre, Edith Morley Building, Whiteknights

Thursday, G03 Building L29, London Road Campus

Sociable lunchtime singing for all voices, on both cmapuses

Academic VoicesAcademic VOices Tiny

Thursday, 18.30-20.30

An open access choir for all voices


Chamber ChoirTiny Chamber Choir

Thursday, 18.30-20.30

An auditioned choir of around 25 voices.

  • Soprano: First, Second
  • Alto: First, Second
  • Tenor: First, Second
  • Bass: First, Second

Festival SinfoniaBen Pedley Tutti tiny

An orchestra who meet termly to play professional repertoire in our music festivals. Previous repertoire includes:

  • Star Wars Suite for Orchestra
  • The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace



Festival VoicesFestival Voices Tiny

A symphonic chorus who sing with the Festival Sinfonia. Previous repertoire includes:

  • The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace


Student Led Music

Many student societies exist to cater to musical tastes of all kinds, including:

  • Music Society
  • Drama Society
  • BandSoc
  • Gospel Choir Society
  • Singer Songwriters Society

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Ensemble directors

Practice Facilities

Contact Us:

0118 378 8518


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