2023/24 Events

 

Please note: the form of most of our events this year is likely be subject to change, due to regulations imposed by the Covid-19 epidemic. These changes will be made in line with appropriate risk assessments.

On this page, you'll find information about all of the musical events and performances we are planning to put on as a society this year! (Why not have a browse through our Instagram and YouTube to get a taste for what's coming up?)

ChaOS Easter Concerts - 27th & 28th April

ChaOS' final big event of the year will be our Easter Concerts running in the afternoons of Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th April. More details to come soon!

Orchestra Spring Concert - Sunday 21st April

Our second Orchestra concert of the year will be taking place on Sunday 21st April. More details to come soon!

 

Formal Recital - Sunday 24th March

Our Formal Recital will be taking place on Sunday 24th March from 7:30pm in the Edge Theatre. This is showcase of individual and small group performers. Audutions will be taking place on Wednesday 28th February - more details to come soon!

Chamber Choir Concert - 23rd March

Chamber Choir's second concert of the year will be taking place at St Mary's Church, Bathwick on Tuesday 23rd April from 7:30pm. Entry is free with retiring collection! 

Jazz Night at Komedia - Tuesday 12th March

The biggest night of the year is back at Komedia with ChaOS Big Band. Join us at 7pm at Komedia for an evening of jazz from an award winning Big Band! Tickets are available on our website: Standard - £7, Student - £6, ChaOS member, £5.

South West Universities Concert Band Festival - Saturday 2nd March

This year, ChaOS is hosting the annual South West Universities Concert Band Festival in the Edge. This contest brings together six Univeristy Concert Bands in a day of friendly contesting, with a variety of awards to win. 

ChaOS Christmas Concerts - 8th & 9th December

This years Christmas Concerts will be held as Ascension Church, Oldfield Park on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th December. Tickets are available on our website or on the door. Adults - £10, Students - £5, ChaOS Members - Free! Concert timings and program are as follows:
 
Friday 8th: 7:30pm
Big Band
String Ensemble
Flute Choir
Chamber Orchestra
Jazz Band
 
Saturday 9th: 3:00pm
Baroque Ensemble
Alley Barbers
Clarinet Choir
Chamber Choir
Concert Band
 
Saturday 9th: 7:30pm
Brass Band
Contemporary Choir
Choir
Bellas

Orchestra Winter Concert - 3rd December

Orchestra will be performing at The Roper Theatre, Hayesfield School on Sunday 3rd December at 7:30pm. Their program will include Scheherazade, 1st movt, Radetzky March, How to Train Your Dragon, The Nutcracker Suite, Verdi Requiem: Dies Irae et Tuba Mirum and Beethoven Symphony No.9. The ChaOS Chorus will join the Orchestra for Verdi's Requiem and Beethoven's 9th Symphony! Tickets are available on the door or through our website. Adults - £10, Students - £5, ChaOS Members - free!

Chamber Choir Concert - 25th November

Chamber Choir will be performing in their first concert of the year at 7:30 on Saturday 25th November at St Mary's Church, Bathwick. Entry is free with retiring collection!

VocalFest - 17th November

Charles MacDougall, award winning vocal coach, will be joining us in the LER for a day of vocal masterclasses! Each ensemble will get a session with Charles, followed by a collective workshop and a showcase to end the day. The timetable for the day is as follows:
 
10:30-11:00am - Warm Up (all ensembles)
11:15-11:45am - Choir
12:00-12:30pm - Contemporary Choir
13:30-14:00pm - Chamber Choir
14:15-14:45pm - Bellas
15:00-15:30pm - Barbers
15:45-16:15pm - Workshop (all ensembles)
16:45-17:45pm - Showcase (all ensembles)

 

Freshers' Week 2023

SU Groups Day/Edge Open Day (Thursday 28th September):

Come and find out about us and all other societies on the Parade, as well as what goes on inside the Edge! Both events are 11am-4pm and you may catch us performing if you keep your eyes peeled!

ChaOS Taster Days (Saturday 30th September/Sunday 1st October): 

An opportunity for all students to come along and try out playing or singing with each of our ensembles. All sessions are open to everyone interested in taking part in a ChaOS ensemble and will take place in the Ensemble Room or in the Music Studio, both on Level 2 of the Edge. Current timings are as follows:

Saturday 30th:

11:00 - Big Band (Ensemble Room)
11:45 - Brass Band (Ensemble Room)
11:45 - Strings (Music Studio)
12:30 - Concert Band (Ensemble Room)
13:45 - Cantus (Ensemble Room)
13:45 - Flute Choir (Music Studio)
14:30 - Chamber Choir (Ensemble Room)
14:30 - Clarinet Choir (Music Studio)
15:15 - Choir (Ensemble Room)
16:00 - Bellas (Ensemble Room)
16:00 - Barbers (Music Studio)
16:45 - Contemporary Choir (Ensemble Room)
 
Sunday 1st:
 
11:30 - Chamber Orchestra (Ensemble Room)
12:30 - Orchestra (Ensemble Room)
 
Join us after Orchestra's rehearsal for a Welcome Picnic by the Lake!
 

SU Groups Fair (Monday 2nd October):

Taking place in Founders' Hall from 4pm-7pm, this event is another opportunity to find out about ChaOS, sign up to our ensembles and check out some brilliant performances! 

Regular Events 

Informal Recital

We hold Informal Recitals throughout the year for anyone to perform in a relaxed atmosphere in smaller groups or solo. They are not auditioned and are open to everybody in the society to perform or watch. Information about these will be given during weekly rehearsals and society emails.

Christmas Concert

Every year we have our traditional Christmas Concert in a local venue, usually a church. We have an afternoon and an evening concert, each featuring half of our supported ensembles with a variety of music styles. Listen to our 2019 Christmas concert on YouTube.

     

   

Vocal Fest

Vocal Fest is our celebration of everything voice! Twice a year we hold day-long workshops for all our vocal ensembles, often led by brilliant vocal coaches (and experts in their field). Last year, our workshops were run by Edward Button, and Charles MacDougall.

Formal Recital

The Formal Recital is the main opportunity for our members to show off their individual talents. Although we hold informal recitals throughout the year, the Formal Recital is a formal event held in the Edge for small groups and soloists to perform in front of an audience. Auditions are held about three weeks in advance.

Easter Concert

Our second society-wide concert of the year takes place around Easter, also held in a local venue. All of our ensembles will be performing across two concerts throughout the afternoon and evening.

    

Jazz Night

Big Band have played at many end-of-year balls and have previously staged their own Jazz Night on campus and at Komedia. We are hoping to continue that this year.

Other Concerts and Performances

For the last three years, Orchestra has performed their own concerts twice a year in churches across Bath, sometimes in collaboration with our Choir. In April 2019 they performed a full orchestral repertoire for the first time, performing Dvorak's Slavonic Dances (No. 8), Liszt's Piano Concerto No.1 in Eb major, and Dvorak's Symphony No. 8.

   

Two years ago, our Concert Band attended the first South West Universities Concert Band Festival in Exeter, performing alongside Exeter and Bristol university concert bands. This year, we are hoping to collaborate with other universities by hosting the South West Universities Concert Band Festival.

Last year, our Brass Band entered UniBrass, held at the University of Warwick, a national contest for university brass bands. We are hoping to continue to enter this contest, and hope to come away with some prizes this year!

Our Big Band also get invited to perform at many events, one of the most prestigious being the RAF Centenary Ball.

Busking also takes place during the run-up to Christmas, with some of our ensembles performing at the Christmas markets in Bath city centre to raise money for ChaOS. 

Want to know more?

If you have any questions regarding events or concerts, please don't hesitate to ask our Events Officer, Harry Lugg (hl2415@bath.ac.uk), or any other committee member.