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Ensembles

Univerisity Ensemble in Residence 2013-14: The Belle Bows

Want 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, a symphony orchestra and a big band, musicians of all abilities are warmly invited to get involved.

Professional conductors run rehearsals and there are around 50 concerts per year, so you won't be short of opportunities to play or sing, or just to listen.

Pictured: University Student Ensemble in Residence, 2013 - 2014, The Belle Bows

  


The information below relates specifically to ensembles co-ordinated by the University.

For details about ensembles co-ordinated by RUMS (Reading University Music Society), visit the RUMS - (Reading University Music Society) website >>>

Chamber Choir

Conducted by Sam Evans, the University of Reading Chamber Choir is an audition based choral ensemble performing a wide range of repertoire. The first rehearsal of the term will be open for newcomers to observe or take part in, auditions will follow.

  • Rehearsals - Thursday evenings 6pm-7pm (term time only) Commencing Thursday 1 October
  • Venue - Great Hall, London Road campus.

Symphony Orchestra

Conducted by Paul Cox, the University of Reading Symphony Orchestra is open to players of all orchestral instruments. The first rehearsal of the term will be open for newcomers to observe or take part in, auditions, where relevant, will follow.

  • Rehearsals - Monday evenings 7pm-9.15pm (term time only) Commencing Monday 28 September
  • Venue - Great Hall, London Road campus.

Campus Choir

Conducted by Amber Nunn, the Campus Choir is an opportunity to join with fellow students once a week for some informal music-making. Campus Choir is an open choir for all members of the University community to enjoy (no musical or choral experience is required).

  • Sessions/rehearsal - Thursday lunchtimes 1pm-2pm (term-time only) Commencing on Thursday 1 October 
  • Venue - Van Emden Theatre, HumSS building, Whiteknights campus.

University Chorus

Conducted by Sam Evans, the University of Reading Chorus is an 80-strong choral group comprising students, staff and members of the local community. Singers of all voices are welcomed. The first two rehearsals of the Autumn term will be open for newcomers to observe or take part in before committing to join.

  • Rehearsals - Thursday evenings 7.15-9pm (term time only) Commencing Thursday 1 October
  • Venue - Great Hall, London Road campus.

Subscriptions:

  • Students - £10 for the year, whatever time of year you join (subscription is FREE for RUMS members)
  • University staff and members of the local community - £60 for the year.

All members pay a score deposit of £15 in case of loss of music. When you leave Chorus any remaining deposit will be refunded.

Big Band

Conducted by Amber Nunn, the University of Reading Big Band, one of the University's newest ensembles, plays classic swing as well as contemporary big band music. The band is open to students, staff and members of the wider community who play at around grade 7+ level. The first two rehearsals of the term will be open for newcomers to observe or take part in, auditions will follow where necessary.

  • Rehearsals - Friday evenings 6pm-8pm (term time only) Commencing on Friday 2 October
  • Venue - Music Centre, building L29 on the London Road Campus.

Subscriptions:

  • University staff and members of the local community - £20 for the year

RUMS Ensembles

The Reading University Music Society (RUMS) also co-ordinates a number of student-led ensembles including:

  • Samba Band
  • Wind Band  
  • Ukulele Band
  • Jazz ensemble
  • String Ensemble
  • Flute Choir
  • Clarinet Choir

For more information about each of these ensembles and how to get involved, visit the RUMS - (Reading University Music Society) website >>>

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