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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.

Join an ensemble, orchestra or other musical group

The ensembles are run by either the School of Music or the Cardiff University Music Society and are, in most cases, open to students across the University.

Some groups require an audition, this is noted in the relevant group with further contact details.

We would encourage you to sign up early for auditions, which will usually take place during enrolment week. Places in ensembles are allocated in the first week of the academic year.

School music groups

Cardiff University Symphony Orchestra

Our Symphony Orchestra with around 120 players from across the whole University.

Cardiff University Symphony Chorus

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

Cardiff University Chamber Orchestra

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

Cardiff University Chamber Choir

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

Contemporary Music Group

The Contemporary Music Group has a flexible make-up and specialises in contemporary repertoire.

Cardiff University Symphonic Winds

Our Symphonic Winds ensemble will perform pieces from throughout the centuries, from Thomas Tallis to John Adams.

Jazz Ensemble

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

Lanyi West African Ensemble

Our Lanyi West African Ensemble was established in 2013 to give students the opportunity to study a range of instrumental, vocal and dance traditions.

Nogo Abang Gamelan Ensemble

Nogo Abang means red dragon in Javanese and links the dragons traditionally carved on gamelan instruments with the Welsh dragon.