Welcome to the homepage of the combined orchestra of Churchill, Fitzwilliam, Murray Edwards, Magdalene, Girton, Robinson, St Edmund’s and Lucy Cavendish colleges, also known as the Orchestra on the Hill!
Student-run, the orchestra exists to promote good musicianship among members of Churchill, Fitzwilliam, Murray Edwards, Magdalene, Girton, Robinson, St Edmund’s and Lucy Cavendish Colleges and the wider University who are interested in performing orchestral music. We also aim to support the University’s core values by promoting the cultural life of the University in the wider academic and local community.
The orchestra has built up an enviable reputation for innovative programming, as well as playing some core popular repertoire. Our recent concerts have included Mozart’s Double Violin Concerto, Beethoven Symphony No. 1, Handel’s Messiah, Sibelius Valse Triste, and Shostakovich Cello concerto in Eb Major. We have packed out Murray Edwards’ Dome, Fitzwilliam’s Auditorium, and Churchill’s Wolfson Hall.