Societies

A Cappella

President: Eve Welch ([email protected])

A Capella is a non-auditioned singing group that welcomes people of all abilities; whether you’ve never sung before, or you sing all the time. We have weekly rehearsals which are relaxed and fun, with a break for cake, of course. We mostly sing SATB arrangements of pop songs, but we are always happy to receive suggestions! We attempt to perform at least twice a term, whether in concerts, unplugged or carolling at Christmas to raise money for charity.

Chamber Choir

President: Alex Thompson ([email protected])

Chamber Choir is an auditioned choir of roughly sixteen singers. We rehearse weekly and sing a wide and challenging variety of music from the 15th-21st centuries. We sang at a number of venues last year, including Ripon Cathedral, and also at college events such as Trevstock and Christmas Formal. If you have any questions feel free to get in touch and keep an eye out for audition slots in Freshers’ week!

Trevelyan College Orchestral Society

President: Dan Scobbie ([email protected])

The Trevelyan College Orchestral Society provides orchestral musicians of all abilities in the college an opportunity to play a wide and varied repertoire of classical and contemporary music with other members of the college. We consist of Trevelyan College Orchestra, an informal, friendly and non-auditioned orchestra open to members of all abilities that rehearses weekly, and Trevelyan College Chamber Orchestra, an auditioned ensemble that aims to perform music to the highest standard possible and rehearses as needed for concerts. Both orchestras aim to play several concerts throughout the year. Our Chamber Orchestra recently combined with Chamber Choir to perform Bach’s Ascension Oratorio, amongst other pieces, at St. Margaret’s Church. This year we are launching an ‘Ensembles and Concertos Scheme’ which encourages members to perform as soloists and as small ensembles. We’re always looking for new members!

Flute Choir

President: Polly Jenner ([email protected])

Trevelyan College Flute Choir is a group of enthusiastic flautists who meet once a week for a relaxed and enjoyable rehearsal. We are a non-auditioned society and welcome players of all abilities. We play a wide variety of music, some of which is arranged by our MD or other members of Flute Choir. Recent pieces have included an arrangement of ‘Lord of the Rings’, ‘Bare Necessities’ and Bach’s ‘Little Fugue in G-minor’. With a large intake of Freshers, Flute Choir is currently the biggest it has ever been. It has expanded its repertoire and sound, particularly with the addition of an alto flute. Our main objective in Flute Choir is to ensure members enjoy themselves and continue to play the flute in a friendly and fun environment. As we end this year, we are greatly looking forward to playing at Trevstock, the musical highlight of Summer Term.

The Manglers

President: Tom Sear ([email protected])

The Manglers is Trevelyan’s house jazz band and has rapidly expanded in the last year, taking on exciting gigs such as the Hild Bede Summer Ball, John Snow’s Annual Dinner and a tour to Dublin. We plan to keep going from strength to strength over the next year, including investing in lots of new music! While non-auditioned, we play at a high level in a variety of styles from jazz standards to funk. Our particular trademark is creating a fun atmosphere through various (not entirely serious) dance moves and audience participation (although there’s no pressure if that doesn’t sound like your thing!). While we encourage solos and provide a relaxed atmosphere to develop improvisation skills, we are also a friendly and inclusive band that caters for all. For more details and videos of some of our antics, check out our Facebook page.

TCMS – Trevelyan College Musical Society

President: Eve Battersby ([email protected])

TCMS is one of the largest and most integral societies in Trevs. We perform two shows a year: our main show is performed in February and our shorter summer show in June. We take great pride in having a cast and crew entirely made up of Trevs students and welcome Trevelyanites with any level of experience, from first-time actors to musical theatre veterans. Previous shows have involved almost one hundred members of the college, and TCMS prides itself on its ethos of inclusivity. The musicals deliver some of the highlights of the college year and are opportunities not to be missed!

JamSoc

President: Dan Elliott ([email protected])

Trevs Jam Soc is an open community built for Trevelyanites who are passionate about music and would prefer a more relaxed society in order to express this interest. We will hold weekly jam sessions that provide an opportunity for any student to drop in and demonstrate their talent whilst creating music with likeminded individuals. The sessions will be an opportunity to meet new people and ideally find the missing members of your future band. Jam Soc is not just about creating music though, it’s about creating friendships and connecting with fellow students through a love of music. Do not worry if you do not play an instrument or sing, Jam Soc is still for you! We will provide a forum that hosts regular updates on exciting gigs happening in the local area, if there is enough interest in a particular event, group trips can be organised. If you like jamming, going to gigs, or just love music, give Jam Soc a try!

Trevelyan College Trevle Clefs

President: Ellie Warlow ([email protected])

Did you know singing in a choir releases the same number of endorphins as eating an entire bar of chocolate? Thankfully, Trevelyan College Trevle Clefs Choir contains less calories than chocolate. An un-auditioned choir for anyone who loves to sing in a group, but may not be confident enough to audition for Chamber Choir, or perhaps has never sung before and wants to give it a go.  Trevelyan College Trevle Clefs Choir is a place for singers of all abilities to have a little fun, with a variety of vocal music, from show tunes, to classical, to pop. Anyone who would rather accompany, there is also room for a pianist. Whatever level you are, TCTC provides a relaxed, welcoming environment for everyone.

Teaching Scheme

Started last year this scheme partners those who have volunteered to tutor with those who are interested in learning from scratch or continuing to learn an instrument.  The pairs organise their own lessons and so are completely flexible but generally average to a lesson a week.

Tech Committee

Technical Manager: Rose Buchanan ([email protected])

The Technical Committee is responsible for bringing college events to life through lighting, sound and special effects. We’re always busy during Freshers Week and we set up numerous of events throughout the year such as live music events (Trevs Unplugged) as well as Summer Ball, Trevstock and many more. We also decide what equipment we need to make events the best they can be. If you’re interested in getting involved you don’t need experience and you don’t need to commit to anything.

Music Committee

The Music and Performing Arts Committee meets a few times a term and is composed of the presidents of the music societies in Trevs and senior figures in college. Chaired by the music rep, all musical matters are discussed with the aim of improving the musical experience for the college.