“This extraordinary band defies any comparison to what might be called an ‘amateur’ orchestra”

The Cambridge Critique

Upcoming concerts

The Bells

23rd May 2020

West Road Concert Hall

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Mahler: Symphony No 2

11th July 2020

Ely Cathedral

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You may also wish to download this season’s brochure here.


The Cambridge Philharmonic, founded in 1887, is one of Britain’s oldest and most distinguished music societies. It comprises both a full symphony orchestra and large chorus, allowing the staging of substantial works such as Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring and Mahler’s 8th Symphony in venues such as King’s College Chapel and Ely Cathedral.

The society’s members are drawn from in and around Cambridge and represent a wide range of ages and backgrounds. Many of these members generously volunteer their time to ensure the Cambridge Philharmonic remains successful.

Under the direction of Principal Conductor Timothy Redmond, the Cambridge Philharmonic performs a wide range of repertoire as part of its annual concert series, including an opera and selection of contemporary works.