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Message from the President of the QMUL Music Society (Mile End)Clare Bartholomew - QMUL Music Society President

Hello and welcome to our new Music Society webpage! We are one of the biggest societies at QMUL led by our brilliant Director of Music, Dr Paul Edlin.

The Music Society encompasses many musical groups including Orchestra, Choir, A Capella, Jazz Band, JAM Group and Chamber Group. We hold regular concerts with many performance opportunities such as at our large Christmas and Easter Concerts and our monthly open-mic event, Sound of Ground. Additionally, we organise many concerts from professional musicians with links to the London Chamber Orchestra, Spitalfields Music Festival, Shadwell Opera and the East London Music Group.

For those of you wishing to start a new instrument or continue with music lessons, we can set you up with lessons from one of our music scholars. For more advanced players why not apply for a music scholarship?

Finally, we run lots of social events, for example, our big Christmas Dinner and AGM, as well as Meet and Greets, Pub Crawls, Treasure Hunts and trips to venues such as The Piano Works.

If you are interested in joining the Music Society or have any questions we would love to hear from you either via our Facebook page or email at and please sign up to receive emails from us here.

By joining the Music Society you will be able to be part of any of our groups, attend events, book practice rooms, borrow equipment and more! As a member for the last five years, I can honestly say it has made my time at QMUL hugely enjoyable and provided so many fantastic opportunities.

Clare Bartholomew, QMUL Music Society (Mile End) President


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