By Joe Rumming
The 2015/16 year has seen a lot of activity from the Music Society so far and it seems there will be no let up from them as we go into the spring semester. This semester sees the culmination of the society’s first annual soloist competition with the final concert to be held in the University School of Music on the 6th of March.
This coincidently is also set to be the dates of one of the Student Unions biggest Musical Events of the year with the Fringe Festival’s ‘Music Showcase Event’. In this, the Music Society pull together friends from Jazz, A-Cappella, TCUPS, CUOS, Brass Band, Healthcare Music, Blank Verse and wind band societies to present the biggest night of live music of the year, all held in Y Plas (6:30pm start). This is sure to be an event not to be missed!
The New Year also sees the return of the Music Society’s weekly Lunchtime Concert Series (12:30-2pm every Thursday in the School of Music), in which students perform a huge variety of repertoire from a multitude of different instrumentalists and singers alike. These events show off some of the greatest Musical Talents on a weekly basis and are a great experience for anyone looking to hone their performing skills!
Another huge event in the Music Society’s Calendar that will be fast approaching before you know it is their annual Ball! This year the theme of which is ‘A Night at the Fair’, a hark back to a traditional 1940s fairground, with Bold colour, Stripes and more bunting than you know what to do with! The event is to be complemented by the beautiful venue of Cardiff City Hall, a perfect pair in our eyes!
With all of the work that the Music Society are doing at the moment, we can only wait and see what they come up with next, whether it’s new and exciting concerts, events, or even a play zone trip that we hear may be on the cards? It definitely seems that as usual, it is all systems go at the Music Society!