Cardiff University Symphony Chorus

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

The Symphony Chorus currently numbers about 240 singers and all music students have open access to join.

Membership is mainly of students in the School of Music, but we welcome students and staff from throughout the University.

Upcoming concerts:

  • 27 November 2016, Brahms' Ein deutsches Requiem (St David's Hall, Cardiff)
  • 4 December 2016, Brahms' Ein deutsches Requiem (Brangwyn Hall, Swansea)
  • 7 April 2017, Orff: Carmina Burana (St David's Hall, Cardiff)

Chorus Master: Tim Hooper

Tim Hooper
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 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.