University of Cambridge Philharmonia

University of Cambridge Philharmonia

The Philharmonia, affectionately known as 'Baby', is UCPO's chamber orchestra. It allows us to tackle a wider range of music, and cater for players who may not be able to make the Wednesday evening rehearsals of the main orchestra.

Like the main orchestra, we do not audition for the Philharmonia, and players are welcome as long as we have a part for them to play... Rehearsals take place on Saturdays in Michaelmas and Lent terms, followed by a concert each term. Membership is currently free to anyone who's a member of the main orchestra.


Rehearsals for Michaelmas and Lent in the 2013/14 academic year will take place on Saturday afternoons at 3p.m. in the Bowett Room at Queens' College. Keep an eye on the weekly e-mails, and the rehearsal schedule page for more information.

If you would like to play in UCP, please contact the chair or ask a friendly committee member at an UCPO rehearsal. If there are players required, an e-mail will usually reach the main UCPO list to gauge interest.

Meanwhile, mp3 recordings of some of our previous concerts are now online.

Concert calendar

Michaelmas Term 2013

Our Michaelmas 2013 concert will be on the 29th November, at 8pm in Churchill College Recital Room.

The programme will be:

Mendelssohn - Midsummer Night's Dream Overture

Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 24

Haydn - Symphony No. 104 ("London")

Piano: Ben Comeau

Conductors: Corentin Morice, Gregor Forbes, Karol Jaworski

Lent Term 2014

Our Lent 2014 concert will be on the 10th March, at 8pm in St Edward King & Martyr Church.

The programme will be:

Mendelssohn - Infelice

Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto

Beethoven - Symphony No. 6 ("Pastoral")

Soprano: Lizzy Hunt

Violin: James Wicks

Conductors: Gregor Forbes and Corentin Morice


UCP in concert, March 2006, West Road Concert Hall

UCP in concert, March 2006, West Road Concert Hall

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