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UCPO is a fun, friendly student-run orchestra that welcomes players of all abilities. There are no auditions, regular pub trips, Easter term garden parties, memorable annual dinners, and the best post-concert parties in Cambridge...
The orchestra we now know as the University of Cambridge Philharmonic Orchestra was originally founded in the early 1990s as the West Cambridge Symphony Orchestra (WCSO)...
After this, WCSO started to grow and change in character, with an increasingly formal committee structure, more ambitious programmes, and an increasing sense of professionalism. Rehearsals outgrew most college rehearsal rooms, and Wesley Methodist Church was chosen as a venue from 1999. However, the orchestra has always remained committed to the principle of having no auditions, and accepting anyone for whom we have a musical part. In 2001, the orchestra moved to a new home at Selwyn, rehearsing in the Selwyn Diamond.
Also known as: University of Cambridge Philharmonic Orchestra