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Choral and Orchestral Society

What We Do

Welcome to ChaOS! As a society we’re not nearly as stuffy, and rather more wide-ranging, than our name of the ‘Choral and Orchestral Society’ might suggest. If you play an instrument or sing (whether in a contemporary or classical style), then we are the society for you. More information can be found below and on our other pages!

Reasons to Join Us

ChaOS, or the Choral and Orchestral Society, is the University's largest musical society. ChaOS is made up of  a variety of ensembles covering a range of genres: ChoirOrchestraConcert BandBig BandString EnsembleBrass Band, the Alley Barbers (a Barbershop Choir), and GASP (Gospel, A Cappella, Soul and Pop Choir singing contemporary music). The society provides small chamber ensembles for events around campus and in the city; we always consider ideas for new groups.


Our current Ad Hoc ensembles are Bath Bellas, Cantus and Flute Choir, and Clarinet Choir.


We have plenty of opportunities for soloists, pianists, drummers and small groups too including performing at our small recitals.


By joining ChaOS, you can join as many ensembles as you like within the ChaOS family! 

Come & Meet Us

Our emphasis is on music-making, and we welcome all students who want to get involved, whatever your experience and ability. We are a Student Society, and therefore our activities are mainly run by students, with the help of volunteer conductors.


You are welcome to come along to any rehearsal to give it a go before joining the society. Alternatively, please don't hesitate to email us, investigate our Facebook page, or follow us on Twitter. We'll reply to any questions as soon as we can!


If you are an ex-member of ChaOS, then feel free to join our facebook alumni group to keep in touch.

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Alley Barbers' Ensemble Manager

Big Band Ensemble Manager

Brass Ensemble Manager


Choir Ensemble Manager

Concert Band Ensemble Manager

Events Officer

GASP Ensemble Manager

IT & Sponsorship Officer

Orchestra Ensemble Manager

Publicity Officer


Social Secretary

Strings Ensemble Manager

Technical Supervisor


Vice Chair Instrumental

Vice Chair Vocal