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Departmental Ensembles

If you would like more information about the University Music Department’s Ensembles, please visit the website here.

Student Groups


Zamar Gospel Choir is a vibrant student-run ensemble. They are a very close community of people who love to sing. They sing all kinds of repertoire including songs from musicials, worship music and traditional gospel. They even perform in purple robes!


The University of York's a cappella group specialising in contemporary popular styles. They sing jazz, pop, folk, funk, world music, and anything weird as long as it's wonderful.

The Music Society has close relationships with other music-related societies at the University. These can be found below.

Opera Society

Opera Society aims to give students the opportunity to boost their confidence in performance. They hold at least two professional-standard productions and at least two smaller all-inclusive productions each year.

Band Society

Band Society gives musicians a place to meet and find other people with similar music interests and form bands. They then give them opportunities to perform in front of a crowd at events. They also actively forward any gig opportunities to our members


Central Hall Musical Society is the premiere musical theatre society at York. They are known for producing one of the biggest events on campus each year: a large-scale, high budget musical in the middle of Spring Term.

Concert Band

Concert Band is a non-auditioning, student-lead ensemble, which provides a great opportunity for woodwind, brass and percussion musicians to play music and to have fun. They perform termly concerts in the Concert Hall.

Brass Band

The band is a non-auditioning, award-winning student run brass band. Open to brass and percussion players of any ability. They give at least 3 concerts a year and compete at the Whit Friday Marches, and the National University Brass Band Championships.

Big Band

A non-auditioning Big Band that rehearses on Thursday evenings in the Music Department. They play a wide range of music including Swing, Jazz, Funk, Latin, Rock n Roll and more. They offer activities for non-musicians including cheap music lessons, free entry to socials, free entry to workshops and more!