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Termly Events 

Ensemble performances


Termly HCMS Concert

Each term we host a concert in the nearby Holywell Music Room, to showcase the work of our Orchestra, Jazz Band and Choir. This usually takes place near the end of term - this term, the HCMS concert will be Tuesday of 7th Week (28th Feb).


Carols in the Quad

Near the end of Michaelmas term each year the choir perform classic carols in the Old Quad in Hertford, and the rest of HCMS helps to sell mince pies and mulled wine to raise money for charity.


Jazz and Cocktails

A couple of times a year the Jazz Band will book out a room in Hertford and transform it into a prohibition-era dance hall while the rest of HCMS provide partygoers with themed cocktails such as "sax on the beach" or "blues lagoon".



Most terms we will organize a formal dinner in the hall at Hertford College, though there is almost invariably an element of fancy dress involved, so it is far from an overly formal event!

After rehearsals

Usually after a rehearsal the conductor will guide anybody who is interested towards the college bar for a relaxing drink and some chat, where you can often find other HCMS members doing exactly the same thing!


HCMS Recitals are hosted every Wednesday throughout term at 1.10pm in the Chapel. These feature musicians from Hertford College and the University as well as professionals.

If you would like to perform please contact our Recitals Manager, James, on or - we can't wait to hear from you!

Alternative Lunchtime Concert

HCMS are hatching plans to put on our first ever Alternative Lunchtime Concert in Hilary Term 2023. Hertford is well known throughout Oxford as the friendly college, and we want to extend this to our music making, by breaking the 'recital norms'...


The ALC will be in a more informal location, with a more relaxed feel to repertoire and general vibes. There will be a callout for players very soon - watch this space


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