Cambridge's premier a cappella group


Hello everyone, we are so excited to announce that sign-ups for auditions are now open for the 2021-22 academic year. We'll be auditioning all voice parts, so please fill out this form to sign up!


Founded in 1997 as a thirty-strong conducted Jazz ensemble, Cadenza became a smaller, close-harmony a cappella group in 2002. Since then, the group has had a number of critically acclaimed successes, winning the Voice Festival UK University Championships in 2011, and coming first in the Cambridge A Cappella Competition 2015.

Made up of students studying in Cambridge, Cadenza has become famed for their bombastic, beautiful arrangements and striking choreography, as well as a unique sense of humour and jaw-dropping mashups. Performing genre-spanning arrangements of their favourite tunes, they perform both in Cambridge and beyond throughout the year culminating in the best entertainment May Week has to offer. Cadenza were Voice Festival UK Finalists in 2016, coming away with an award for Outstanding Musicality in the semi-finals, as well as the award for Outstanding Arrangement for their chilling version of Hide and Seek in the final.

In the past few years, the group have released our debut single and music video, Thrill of the Uptown Freak, and reached the UK Finals of the prestigious ICCAs, placing them amongst the best a cappella groups the UK has to offer. We've kept busy during the COVID-19 lockdown, virtually recording two music videos, one of which was featured by Voces8 as part of their 'Weekly Virtual Choir Spotlight' series.

Have a listen to our EP here (https://spoti.fi/3D7s7Ek) to get an idea of our sound, and do check out our lockdown music videos on our Facebook page!

- Roshan, President