UEA Chamber Choir is made up of students, staff, and members of the public and is conducted by Choirmaster, Tom Primrose. The choir rehearse on campus, every Monday (5.00pm-6.30pm), during the autumn and spring semesters, and perform either on campus or in the surrounding region, at least twice a year. Recent performances by the Chamber Choir include Rheinberger's Stabat Mater in G Minor, Schütz's St. John Passion, Poulenc's O Magnum Mysterium, Kodaly’s Veni Emmanuel, Charpentier’s Canticum in Nativitate, Acs’ Mass on German Carols, Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on Christmas Carols, Tchaikovsky's Tyebe Poyem, Kedrov's Otche Nash, Stravinsky's Pater Noster, Rachmaninov's Tyebe Poyem, Weir's Little Tree (with marimba player Yuki Matoba), Gibbons's The Silver Swan, Bennet's Weep O Mine Eyes and Bryd's Mass For Four Voices.
Details of forthcoming UEA Chamber Choir performances, can be found in our Events Calendar.
UEA Chamber Choir is open to singers of all voice types, with (preferably) some vocal training and/or choral experience, and the ability to read and sight sing music with some fluency. The Chamber Choir are small and work to a high standard of music, in a wide range of periods, including a substantial amount of unaccompanied repertoire.
All UEA Chamber Choir members are auditioned. For your audition, you will be expected to sing exercises to test range, quality and intonation and to sing a short piece of sight-reading. You should prepare a song or other short piece to sing. You will be asked to sing without accompaniment, but the piece you choose does not have to be unaccompanied. The purpose of this is to encourage you to show the qualities of your voice in something you know.
Auditions for the 2017-18 concert season have already taken place. Auditions for the 2018-19 concert season will take place on Friday 28 September (11am-5.30pm) and Monday 1 October 2018 (12noon-6pm). If you would like to audition to join UEA Chamber Choir, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request an audition. In your email, please state your voice type and level of experience.
Please note that there is currently no fee to join UEA Chamber Choir.
Details of the Chamber Choir's next concert will be added here.
UEA Chamber Choir performing Acs' Agnus Dei at the UEA Choir Christmas Carol Concert in December 2016