Termly Events 

Ensemble performances


Termly HCMS concert

Each term we host a roughly two-hour concert involving performances from our Orchestra and Jazz Band. This takes place near the end of term.


Carols in the Quad

Near the end of Michaelmas term each year the Concert Band and 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 13:10pm in the Chapel. These feature musicians from Hertford College and the University as well as professionals.

If you would like to perform please contact the president via hertfordmusic@gmail.com, or our recitals manager, macy.tyrer@hertford.ox.ac.uk