Music and Drama
There are lots of opportunities to get involved with Music at Magdalene. Music is an important part of College life.
The Magdalene Music Society holds concerts every few weeks throughout term time featuring recitals from the College’s Lincoln Award holders, as well as top soloists and instrumentalists from other Cambridge Colleges and London music colleges.
Any current students or potential applicants who are interested in learning more about the musical opportunities at Magdalene, are very welcome to contact the Director of College Music, Mr Graham Walker.
Music Awards and Scholarships
The College offers Choral, Organ and Instrumental Scholarships for gifted musicians. Choral and organ awards are available for students in all subjects.
Magdalene is also fortunate to have a generous range of bursaries and prizes for musicians made possible by the College's Lady Lincoln Fund.
The College has 2 music practice rooms, a range of grand and upright pianos, a harpsichord, virginals and a chamber organ for students to use.
Magdalene College Choir
The College Choir sing Choral Evensong twice a week in Chapel as well as at prestigious College events and special occasions. The choir go on tour every summer and regularly sing in cathedrals, and for services and events across the UK.
The College Chapel is regularly used for concerts featuring the College choir and Organ Scholars as well as for instrumental recitals.
Cambridge is renowned for its thriving drama scene, the Magdalene Drama Society (MDS) welcomes and supports students wishing to get involved with the all aspects of Cambridge theatre whether on stage performing or backstage and in technical roles.
MDS funds regular shows ranging from comedy to serious dramas and in recent years has been involved with supporting performances across the city and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
The Magdalene Musical Production Society (MMPS) put together the Magdalene Musical which takes place once a year in Lent term. Founded in 2001 the MMPS transform the Cripps Auditorium into a singing and dancing showcase with past performances highlights including, Godspell, Guys and Dolls, Little Shop of Horrors and Cabaret.
Many spaces around the College have been used for productions in the past and are well suited for varying kinds of performances including, the Hall, Benson Hall and the Gardens. The Cripps Court auditorium is a state of the art facility also often used for drama productions.