One of the attractive features of studying at Cardiff University is the richness and diversity of musical activities we offer.

We are extremely proud of our musical activities and everything we do to promote performance, music and music appreciation within the University and beyond. 

We run a number of groups within the School and students can also benefit from an enormous range of student-led musical societies.

School music groups

Brass section, Symphony Orchestra

Cardiff University Symphony Orchestra

One of our main performance groups is the Symphony Orchestra, boasting around 120 players each year.

Symphony chorus

Cardiff University Symphony Chorus

We have a long and proud history of promoting choral singing at Cardiff.

Chamber orchestra

Cardiff University Chamber Orchestra

Our Chamber Orchestra has a repertoire ranging from the Baroque to contemporary music.

Chamber choir

Cardiff University Chamber Choir

The Chamber Choir explores repertoire ranging from Renaissance works to contemporary music.

Contemporary music group

Contemporary Music Group

Exploring new music and showcasing our own composition community.

Lit up Jazz sign with performers

Jazz Ensemble

A newly-formed group to support our talented jazz players.

Lanyi performance


Established in 2013 to give students experience in singing, dancing and playing a range of instruments from the Mande world in West Africa.

gamelan instrument

Gamelan Ensemble

Exploring traditional ensemble music.