Clare College Music Society is one of the biggest and most highly regarded music societies in Cambridge. There are many ways to get involved.

Recitals are held in the College Chapel every Monday lunchtime at 1.15pm, enjoyed by fellows, students and members of the public alike. Evenings of Reflection are also held in the Chapel on select Wednesday evenings at 9.30pm and are an excellent way to wind down after a hard day’s work.

If you are interested in playing in one of these recitals next term please contact one of our Vice Presidents, Raphael Herberg (rh838) or Daniel Blaze (dafb2), to enquire.

CCMS also holds orchestral and choral concerts at the West Road Concert Hall every term, with recent performances including major works such as Mozart’s Coronation Mass, Strauss’ Oboe Concerto, and Mendelssohn’s ‘Reformation’ Symphony. The concerts also function as a platform for exciting new works by budding Clare composers.

If you would like to be part of our orchestra, contact our Orchestral Manager, Ed Gertler (eg656).

Due to its busy schedule, CCMS is one of the most exciting societies to be a part of in Cambridge. Its recent operatic focus has been a particular success, with performances of Purcell’s ‘Dido and Aeneas’ and Nyman’s ‘The Man who Mistook his Wife for a Hat’. CCMS’ allure is compounded by its much-envied social calendar which includes concert afterparties and termly formals!

To keep up to date with CCMS events and opportunities, follow us on Instagram or Facebook.

Please contact the society president James Kitchingman (jk886) for more information, any official enquiries, or to be added to the CCMS mailing list.


THURSDAY 1 FEBRUARY at 8pm (until 9.45pm)
West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge
Clare College Music Society (CCMS) Orchestra

Prokofiev Symphony No. 1
Mozart Horn Concerto No. 4
Vaughan Williams ‘The Wasps’ Overture & Five Mystical Songs
Parry Blest Pair of Sirens

Horn Isaac Chan
Baritone Julian Manresa
Mezzo-Soprano Emma Caroe
Soprano Emma Paterson

£10, £6 (concessions)
Box Office ADC Ticketing 01223 300085

FRIDAY 16 & SATURDAY 17 FEBRUARY at 8pm (until 9.45pm)
Clare College Chapel, Trinity Lane, Cambridge
Bartman & Hill The Story of My Life

Director Amy Oh
Director Hugo Gregg
Thomas Weaver Tel Chiuri
Alvin Kelby Wilf Offord

£10, £7.50 (students)
Box Office ADC Ticketing 01223 300085

SATURDAY 9 MARCH at 8pm (until 9.45pm)
Clare College Chapel, Trinity Lane, Cambridge
Mozart Opera Scenes Gala

Director Isaac Chan

£10, £6 (concessions)
Box Office ADC Ticketing 01223 300085

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CCMS Committee 2023-2024

PresidentJames Kitchingman
Vice President/TreasurerDaniel Blaze, Raphael Herberg
Orchestral ManagerEd Gertler
LibrarianLucia Li
Social SecretaryJessica Folwell
Publicity OfficerIzzy Theodosius
SecretaryJulian Manresa
Clare Live OfficerSimon Hall
Director of Music (ex-officio)Mr. Graham Ross
The Dean (ex-officio)Revd. Dr. Mark Smith
Senior Treasurer (ex-officio)Dr. Gordon Ogilvie