Orchestra

The Christ’s College Orchestra is a non-auditioned ensemble, open to all members of the university of any ability. We would be delighted to see you at any of our rehearsals!

We perform a range of repertoire. In the concert held in the Chapel at the end of Michaelmas the orchestra perform some short classical works, which have recently included extracts from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite, and Mendelssohn’s The Hebrides. In the Lent term concert at Great St. Mary’s Church, the orchestra performs a large-scale choral work with Christ’s Voices, along with a concerto performed with a Christ’s soloist.


For Michaelmas 2015, the orchestra will be conducted by Charlotte Lapham. Programme is Elgar’s Chanson de Matin and Salut d’amorThe orchestra will perform in the Christmas Concert, 7.30pm on Saturday 28th November at Christ’s College Chapel.

Rehearsals for the orchestra will take place in the Chapel in the couple of weeks before the concert:

  • Wednesday 28th October, 8-9pm
  • Thursday 12th November, 8-9pm
  • Wednesday 18h November, 8-9pm
  • Thursday 26th November, 8-9pm
  • Saturday 28th November, 7.30pm – Lent Term Concert

If you would like any more information about the orchestra or rehearsals, please do not hesitate to contact the chair.


If you are interested in conducting the orchestra during Lent term, please contact the chair. Christ’s College Orchestra would provide an excellent opportunity to expand your conducting experience.

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Christ’s College Orchestra performing Strauss’ Kaiser-Walzer and Radetzky March at Christ’s May Ball 2014
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CCMS Orchestra Lent term concert 2013