Cardiff University Symphony Chorus
We have a long and proud history of promoting choral singing at Cardiff.
The Symphony Chorus currently numbers about 150 singers and all music students have open access to join.
Although membership largely consists of students in the School of Music, we welcome students and staff from throughout the University.
- Auditioned: Yes
- Conductor: Tim Hooper
- Rehearsals: Thursday, 18:45-20:00, Concert Hall
The Symphony Chorus is open to all University students and residents of Cardiff. 'Meet and Greet' sessions for residents and non-music students take place each October with Tim Hooper. For more information on these sessions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chorus Master: Tim Hooper
Tim joined us as Chorus Master in 2015.
He studied music at Oxford University and conducted several college choral societies and the Oxford Sinfonietta. In his home town of Bournemouth, Tim became the conductor of the orchestra of Gli Amici Delia Musica in 1983.
He has conducted the Bournemouth Bach Choir since 1992. Tim was also a member of the Bournemouth Symphony Chorus for ten years whilst he was a music master at Canford School.
In 1997, he became a freelance conductor and pianist. He has worked with the London Philharmonic Chorus, London Symphony Chorus, and Bournemouth Symphony Chorus; with Ludmilla Andrew and with Philip Langridge at the Royal Academy of Music; and as a conductor with Dorset Youth Orchestra and the Goldsmiths Sinfonia and Chorus.
Tim was the Musical Director of Grange Choral Society from 1988 to 2001. In October 2000, Tim formed Christchurch Sinfonia. Tim conducted the combined societies of Cambridge Philharmonic and Ely Choral at the Cambridge Festival in Ely Cathedral.