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King's College Music Society (KCMS) is one of Cambridge's finest college music societies, with two of Cambridge's most stunning venues, the Chapel and Great Hall, in addition to the intimate Provost's Lodge concerts, and the Keynes' Hall.
There is an abundance of musical talent within the College, which displays versatility and diversity. Each year the Society showcases the talent of musicians not only from King’s but also of others from across the University.
KCMS puts on normally up to two large concerts per term, in addition to a Sunday varied concert series, and a Thursday informal lunchtime recital series too. KCMS starts the year with a Gala Concert in October. In 2017-2018 we started the year with Strauss's formidable Alpine Symphony which was a huge success! In 2016-2017, Tippett Fantasia Concertante on a Theme of Corelli, Tallis Spem in Alium, Ravel Daphnis and Chlöe Suite No. 2, and the world première of a King’s student’s composition – Dark Across a Darkening Sky.
Our concerts throughout the year provide conducting and concerto opportunities as well as the chance to play in orchestras and chamber ensembles. There is always a Michaelmas Concert in late November, a Lent Term Concert at the end of the Lent Term, and a May Week Concert.
The highlight of the year is arguably torn between the ambition of the Opening Gala concert, and the May Week Concert which takes place on the Monday of May Week every year, and is held in the Chapel, followed by strawberries and sparkling champagne on the back lawn. This is a wonderful occasion to celebrate the talent in King's, and also to give a platform to those final year students who are leaving the college, giving them one last solo opportunity.
Get involved with KCMS as a player or as an audience member. Our Facebook and Twitter are kept very much up to date.