Welcome to Emmanuel College Music Society

Emmanuel College Music Society is one of the oldest and largest music societies in Cambridge, founded in 1867 and providing a rich range of musical opportunities ever since. The society hosts many events each term, from classical chamber music recitals to jazz evenings and end of term concerts. While most of the performers within the society are from Emmanuel, we also welcome all musicians from across Cambridge who want to get involved.

What We Do

ECMS is at the centre of all music making in Emmanuel College.


ECMS supports a wide variety of ensembles, with our signature groups comprising the Emma Big Band, Emma Jazz, SECCO (Sidney Sussex, Emmanuel and Corpus Christi Orchestra), Emma Folk Ensemble and Emma Chorus. We are also always passionate about facilitating the establishment of new ensembles, so do get in touch!


We host a number of events each term, including multi-ensemble concerts, Jazz and Cocktails, Ceilidhs and Open Mic Nights. Our recitals series also supports weekly chamber music performances, frequented by musicians from Cambridge and beyond. All of this detail and more can be accessed via our monthly termcard!

Equipment Hire

ECMS provides equipment including amps and instruments for hire at events across Cambridge, from regular performance evenings through to College May Balls. For more information what is available, alongside costs and other policies, please visit our equipment hire section of the site by clicking below.

What's On

Check out what's on by ECMS by downloading our termcard,
or take a look at the latest events coming up via Facebook.

Current Termcard

Our line-up of events for this term, including upcoming fresher concerts, and new performances, can be accessed by clicking on the button below.


Emmanuel has a strong reputation for being a very musical college. The College has music practice rooms, pianos, and other musical equipment which students may use. Find out more about what is available on the Resources page.

Meet the Committee

ECMS is run by a team of dedicated, hardworking students; who are appointed on an annual basis.
To find out more about them, please click on the button below: