Robinson College Music Society provides a focal point for all kinds of music making in College. It’s student-run and reflects the enthusiasms of current students. Recent groups have included a chamber orchestra, a funk band, a wind band, several close harmony and barbershop a capella groups, singer-songwriters, a variety of chamber music ensembles, a jazz quintet and a brass quartet.
A central showcase for Robinson music-making is the series of Friday Recitals. These are at 6.30 every Friday during term-time, last about 40 minutes, and usually take place in the Chapel. Most of the recitals are given by student groups and student soloists, though most terms also include a recital by visiting professional musicians.
Other spaces for music-making include two practice rooms, the Music Room, a small concert space which holds an audience of about 30, and the Party Room which is a basement space suitable for DJ sets etc. Finally there is the Auditorium, a fully-equipped theatre where Brickhouse Theatre Co run a lively programme including regular musicals.
As well as various pianos the college owns a drum kit, an amp, a Rubio harpsichord, a clavichord – and in the Chapel there are two beautiful organs: the Frobenius and a Soundcraft chamber organ.
The music society is always keen to welcome new ventures from incoming and current students.