Useful Info

Rehearsal Dates

The ‘Links’ section of the website (on the right hand side of each page) contains the latest rehearsal schedule.

Rehearsal Venue

CCSO rehearsals take place at St Faith’s School, Trumpington Road. Most of the time they are held in Ashburton Hall. However occasionally we use the Music Room instead. Please bring your own music stand.

Instructions for finding our rehearsal venue can be downloaded here: Finding St Faith’s

Leaving the school is more of a challenge due to the automatic gates! To trigger them to open drive up to the gate slowly. You will need to go fairly close to the gate, but please bear in mind that it will open towards you.

Social Activities

After rehearsals, those that don’t have too early start the next day meet in the Earl of Derby (on Hill’s Road by the railway bridge at the top of Brooklands Avenue) for a drink.  There are plenty of car parking spaces.


Our concerts take place at West Road Concert Hall in Cambridge.  Final rehearsals are also held at West Road. Please arrive 15 minutes early to allow the rehearsal to start exactly on time. West Road has parking available.

Concert Dress

Concert dress is as follows:

Ladies – All black including shoes. Please ensure dresses and skirts are long.

Men – Dinner Jackets, black shoes (no trainers)

Orchestra membership

To play with CCSO a subscription is required in most circumstances. This is payable on an annual basis. The rates are £85 for string players, £45 for wind players and substantially less for full-time students. For further information about subscriptions please contact Paul Hammond.

To read CCSO’s Objectives and Rules click here: CCSO Objectives and Rules.