Despite playing absolutely no part in the musical careers of hundreds of worthy musicians (such as Beethoven, Frank Sinatra and Britney Spears), the ICSM Music Society constantly produces top notch performers and entertainers. Current members describe Music Society as "the best thing ever, even better than sliced bread".
The Society is comprised of the ICSM Orchestra, Choir, Chamber Choir, Jazz Band and Bands, with weekly rehearsals culminating in high standard concerts at various local churches, pubs, mental institutions and holiday resorts (well...mostly churches). Musicians of all standards are welcome, medics and non-medics, and, with the exception of Chamber Choir, there is no need to audition.
We have our own ICSM Music Scholarship for one Fresher to have free music lessons, and within the first few weeks of term, everyone has the opportunity to sing in the Royal Albert Hall! At the Charing Cross campus, we have a music room with equipment for bands to rehearse, as well as pianos for personal practice.
In the Autumn term, we go on a hugely popular social weekend away to escape London. Every other summer, we also embark on an international tour where we charm the natives in gigs and concerts, explore vibrant cities and the rich wealth of nightlife. Our next international tour will be Summer 2021 with previous destinations including Malta, Prague and Lisbon!
Come along, and you'll see why we are one of the largest Societies in the medical school!