Chair: Zoë Lakota-Baldwin (zl339)
Founded in 1710, Christ’s College Music Society (CCMS) is one of college’s most established and vibrant societies. Whatever your musical ability, or whether you just want to listen to some fantastic concerts, CCMS has something for you.
CCMS organises a number of ensembles:
CCMS holds a concert in Michaelmas term in the Chapel, and in Lent term at Great St. Mary’s church. In conjunction with the JCR we provide entertainment for the termly Week 5 Blues night in the Function Room. CCMS also presents regular recitals in the Chapel, performed by college members as well as guest musicians. These provide an excellent opportunity to perform an extended programme, either as a soloist or as part of a jazz or chamber music ensemble. Each year the recital programme begins with a concert by CCMS committee members, followed by an opportunity for new students to perform in the Freshers’ recital. In Lent term CCMS also presents the Charles Blackham Memorial Recital Competition, judged by an experienced panel including our Director of Music David Rowland. Most recitals are free of charge, as is Week 5 Blues, and we charge for tickets to the Michaelmas and Lent concerts. A black-tie dinner is held annually in Lent term in the OCR, and a garden party is held during May Week.
For more information about any CCMS ensembles or events, please contact the Chair (email@example.com).
Music in the Chapel:
The Christ’s Chapel Choir is one of Cambridge's finest mixed voice ensembles, and leads sung evensong services in the Chapel twice a week (on Thursdays 6.45pm and Sundays 6pm). Admission to the choir is by audition; contact Director of Music Professor David Rowland (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information. Everyone is welcome to attend Chapel services, regardless of religious affiliation, to enjoy the choir's broad sacred repertoire. For more information about evensong and other weekly Chapel services, contact the Chaplain, Rev’d Dr Bernard Randall (email@example.com).