Annual Concert 2019 – 行 Odyssey

The Cambridge University Chinese Orchestra Society proudly presents its annual concert of 2019 – 行 Odyssey! Join us at 7:30pm on 10th March for an enjoyable evening of Chinese music featuring both Western and traditional Chinese instruments.

As the region’s only orchestra dedicated to Chinese music, the orchestra will take you on a journey across the globe. Our concert will consist of an eclectic blend of pieces including “Sunset at Tamsui” (淡水暮色) and “Romances of Cambridge” (康桥情), the latter of which was composed by one of our very own members, Dong Heng Qian. Take a slow stroll with us as we perform “Ambling” (彳亍), and relax as we portray the peaceful night sky with “Colourful Clouds Chasing the Moon” (彩云追月). We also look forward to presenting many solo and ensemble performances, including pieces from our very own Guzheng and Erhu ensembles.

Tickets are sold at £14 (VIP), £10 (adults) and £8 (students). A 15% discount applies for groups of 4 or above. Buy your tickets now at or via the ADC Box Office number (01223 300 085)! Follow our Facebook event page for updates!

Michaelmas Recital 2018

The Cambridge University Chinese Orchestra Society (CUCOS) proudly presents its annual Michaelmas Recital! The orchestra will perform a string of Chinese orchestral pieces and solo pieces, including Chinese Folk Songs, like Blooming Flowers and the Full Moon (花好月圆) and Springtime Hills (满山春色). Come see the various Chinese instruments on show and immerse yourself in the unique melodies throughout recital! See you there!

Admission is free.

Date & Time: Sunday 24 November, 7.30 PM
Location: Robinson Chapel

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11th Anniversary Concert

Join the Cambridge University Chinese Orchestra – the region’s only orchestra dedicated to Chinese music – at 7:30pm on 11th March for an enjoyable evening of Chinese music featuring both Western and traditional Chinese instruments.

This promises to be a night of delightful Chinese music, with an eclectic mix of pieces including the acclaimed Celebration Overture, a vivacious rendition of Dance of the Yao People, and contrasting selections from the Haixia Suite.

Tickets are now on sale at Get 15% off when you buy 4 or more tickets!

Michaelmas Recital 2017

We are hosting our Michaelmas recital at Robinson College Chapel. Join us at 8pm on 27th November for an enjoyable evening of Chinese music featuring both Western and traditional Chinese instruments.

We will be playing:
Dance of the Yao People (瑤族舞曲) 
Lantern Festival (燈節)
Bodhi in the World of Mortals (紅塵菩提)
Selections from the Haixia Suite (海霞組曲)
1st movement of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (臥虎藏龍)
and many more!

Please check out our Facebook event page for more info and updates!

See you all there!

Freshers’ Squash 2017

I hope you are all excited about the start of a new year!

Our Freshers’ Squash is will be held on 8 Oct at 2pm at Benson Hall, Magdalene College. Please join us for some refreshments and snacks, regardless whether you are interested to join the society or an existing member catching up with old friends!

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Meanwhile, please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!

CUCOS 10th Anniversary Concert: An Ode to the Mountains 山水吟


For the 10th anniversary of the Cambridge University Chinese Orchestra Society, we are back with our annual concert, An Ode to the Mountains. This year, we have brought together Western and Chinese instruments to feature in the same piece, for a brand new interpretation to a classical Chinese piece. Our repertoire includes:

* Spring Festival Overture (春节序曲)
* Yellow River Piano Concerto (黄河钢琴协奏曲)
* Harvest Festival (丰年祭)
* Amis’ Dance (阿美族舞曲)
* The Great Wall Capriccio (长城随想曲)
… among other pieces by soloists and ensembles around the UK.

Join us for an enjoyable night of contemporary and traditional Oriental music. We are sure that you will have a relaxing experience with our music!

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CUCOS 2017

The end of the Freshers’ Fair marks the beginning of a new year. To all new students, welcome to Cambridge; and to all returning students, welcome back!

This year CUCOS will continue to hold our annual concert. This year our concert will be on Sunday, 5th of March (Week 7 Lent). We will also be performing at some other occasions, like the Chinese New Year Gala, so stay tuned for more updates.

Wish you all a successful year ahead!

Presenting the CUCOS 2016 Annual Concert: 春 (Spring)

O, wind, if winter comes, can spring be far behind?

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The Cambridge University Chinese Orchestra Society is going to hold its annual concert, 春 (Spring) at the West Road Concert Hall on Sunday, March 13th, at 7.30 pm. This year our Chinese and Western instrument divisions will be bringing you a refreshing repertoire of traditional and contemporary oriental music, including:

  • Spring (春)
  • Gazing into the spring wind (望春风)
  • Starry night (星空)
  • Dae Jang Geum (大长今)
  • Summer
  • Czardas

…and featuring several talented soloists from around the UK!

Join us for a night of relaxing music and enjoy a sweet dream in the fragrance of blossoms and warm spring winds!

Ticket are priced at £6.50 for students, £8.00 for standard, and £12.00 for VIP seats.

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2015 Annual Concerts – Tale of A Wanderer 游子吟

Want to learn more about Chinese culture and music? Tired of lectures and supervisions?  
Here comes our CUCOS Annual Concert, 1st March 2015 at West Road Concert Hall
This year, we are delighted to have Warwick Chinese Orchestra to join us. 
It will be a fantastic night!
 Memory of Childhood (童年的回忆)
 Dream of the Red Chamber (红楼梦)
 Dance of the Yao (瑶族舞曲)
 Song of Midu Mountain (弥渡山歌)

 Princess Mononoke (幽灵公主)by Warwick Chinese Orchestra

Annual Concert 2014:Winding Reminiscence 梦回黄河



Full Moon, Gorgeous Flowers

Capriccio “Taiwan”

Harvest Celebration

Scarborough Fair

Yellow River Concerto

Crouching Tigher Concerto

It is a valuable opportunity for you to learn more about Chinese culture and arts. It will also be a wonderful opportunity for you to relax or find peace coming to the end of the term.

You don’t want to miss it!