We have an active Choir, Orchestra and A Cappella group which welcome musicians of all ability, as well as many keen soloists and bands. We have concerts throughout the year (starting with the Freshers' concert in November) and perform in external events too to showcase the full range of Barts' musical talent. We’ll also be having numerous socials. We're always looking for new members so come and join us!
Chorda Equina (A Capella)
Aptly named to pay homage to our medical interests, Chorda Equina have performed numerous a capella performances, most of which were arranged by one of our key members (Rob Krug, 5th year medical student). Past performances include Somebody That I Used To Know (Gotye), I Found (Amber Run), and Pompeii (Bastille), as well as other hugely popular songs. Our weekly rehearsals are centered on having a good laugh, lively atmosphere, and many biscuits.
Barts and The London Choir has been formed for many years and continues to go from strength to strength, performing a varied repertoire at such concerts as William Harvey Day and the Barts Guild Christmas fundraiser, and of course those organised by the fantastic wider BL Music society. Singing is a wonderful way to deal with the pressures of university life, and our weekly baking rota also goes down well!
The Barts and the London Orchestra is a professionally conducted group where students and faculty perform exciting repertoire at 3 concerts throughout the year. The BL Orchestra’s recent growth in the past few years is a culmination of the hard work, dedication and passion of a number of extremely talented musicians. This has not only allowed the orchestra to evolve it’s own unique playing style but also to tackle more challenging pieces of work. This past year was one of the orchestra’s finest featuring diverse repertoire that included John Williams’ Jurassic Park, Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake and “Jupiter” from Holst’s demanding work, “The Planets”. With such a successful year behind us, we look forward to welcoming more musicians into our ever growing family and strive to make the next year our best ever yet.
House Band are a small collection of musicians who love to play jazz, funk, pop and various other genres. There’s plenty of space in the group to be independent, as well as many opportunities to practice making music on a tight schedule. Improvisation is also explored, with chances to practice making music on the spot. They provide musical services throughout the medical school and beyond, including playing at concerts and open mic nights, as well as being the backbone of the band for the annual musical. Unlike many other groups in BL Music, there are no weekly rehearsals; they just get together to prepare for upcoming gigs, or just to jam and have fun!
President: Leonie Lee
Vice President: Mikhailia McIntosh
Treasurer: Sara Forouhi
Secretary: Chloe Kwon
Social Secretary: Ernest Wong
A Capella Managers: Leonie Lee, Mikhailia McIntosh, Ernest Wong
Choir Manager: Amy Hampson, Eva Gelbhardt
Orchestra Managers: Alex Yeghiazarian, Sakshi Das Gupta
House Band Managers: Rob Krug, Bethany Orrell, Megan White