Emma Chorus is the non-auditioned Emmanuel College choir, with spaces open to anyone of any musical ability! Particularly for those who haven’t had any singing experience in the past – the relaxed nature of rehearsals provides a great opportunity to get involved in a musical group for the first time. We cover all types of music ranging from film scores to popular classics; repertoire we have covered in the past includes songs such as ‘Valentine’, ‘When She Loved Me’ from Toy Story 2, ‘Dream a Little Dream of Me’, ‘White Christmas’ and much more… Rehearsals run weekly every Monday evening in the college Chapel, aiming towards a final performance in an ECMS concert at the end of each term. Come along for some good vibes and fun music making!
Interested in joining a group? ECMS offers a chamber music scheme that fosters small ensembles of any instrument combination and stylistic focus. All you need to do is sign-up and we will connect you with people that have similar musical preferences, whether that is a string quartet, pop/rock band, bassoon octet or an a capella group! Rehearsals, pieces and rehearsal spaces are to be organised by the musicians, however ECMS can provide guidance to those who are struggling. We are also keen to run a masterclass scheme whereby ensembles may receive feedback on their performances by experienced musicians of ECMS. Groups will also be given the opportunity to perform in the music society’s end of term concerts that take place in the Queen’s Building Lecture Theatre!
Form to apply: https://forms.gle/insQM1DWWdGzLrw19
Emma big band is a medium sized ensemble playing a mix of classic big band pieces and more modern covers. We are non-auditioned and have trumpets, trombones, saxophones, clarinets, euphoniums, piano, drums and bass. However, we are open to other instruments that could fit! We rehearse once a week, usually on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Some of our previous pieces include: Pick up the pieces, Birdland, and Bad Guy by Billie Eilish. We are open to members of any college!
Contact: Felix Daines, firstname.lastname@example.org
Emma Jazz is an auditioned jazz band playing mainly funk and pop arrangements, we have performed at many events in Cambridge including May Balls and are looking for more gigs right now. If you want a band at your event to get people singing along and on the dance floor, you can contact us at email@example.com!
SECCO (The Sidney Sussex, Emmanuel and Corpus Christi Orchestra) is a non-auditioned orchestra rehearsing weekly on Sunday afternoons. We play a mixture of classical repertoire, film music and more! We’re a relaxed and friendly environment and perform once a term in the ECMS end of term concerts. For updates on rehearsals please join our Facebook page SECCO Orchestra 2022-2023 and contact Polly on firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.