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A Message from the President
A very warm welcome to the official website of the Music Society of the most modern Cambridge College. The society prides itself in maintaining a high level of music making across many broad spectrums, while making sure to be as welcoming as possible to students of any calibre. Being part of such a flexible institution that is Robinson College, there are many musical opportunities that are open to any student.
Robinson College provides the student with many spaces in which one can truly cultivate their musical talent. The auditorium and theatre give great opportunities for performances of many different kinds, and the music rooms are free to use for practice or for more intimate concerts. Our chapel, with its modern architecture, functions as both a place of worship and also as the main building for performances.
The Friday evening recital series is maintained throughout the year during term-time. Most recitals are performed by Robinson students, but we have had various guest performers, such as students from other colleges, Robinson alumni, or colleagues of current society members.
The college is proud to house a Steinway Model A, a two-manual harpsichord built by David Rubio and a Danish organ built by Frobenius in its chapel. The music room also holds a Yamaha grand piano as well as a drum kit.
The society always looks forward to hearing from those who are interested in joining or putting on concerts in Robinson College. Feel free to contact us anytime.
Ben Cole, RCMS president.
The Robinson College Music Society provides a focal point for the rich musical culture in the College. Previous performances include Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms, Bach’s Brandenburg concertos, Pirates of Penzance, a new symphony by a current Robinson student and full cycle of Beethoven’s Piano Concerti. The RCMS is student-run and reflects the enthusiasms of current students.
At its heart, the RCMS is a society for the members of the College, therefore there are many groups established for group music-making. The Chapel Choir is also an integral part of college music who perform twice a week for services in the College Chapel. The RCMS is open to all genres and is passionate about supporting and promoting any style of music. We are always keen to welcome new ventures from incoming and current students and are happy to set up new groups and ensembles to support all music-making in the College.
We work alongside College Fellow and Director of Music Dr Jeremy Thurlow, who is always very keen to support any music-making in the College.
The college is also very close to the West Road Concert Hall, a wonderful venue which is the centre of music-making both for the University and the City: from Robinson it is just 2 minutes’ walk.
The music society is open to all and is always very happy to welcome new members.