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 music by Rheinberger, Schütz, Poulenc, Kodaly, Charpentier, Vaughan Williams, Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, Rachmaninov, Weir, Gibbons, Bryd, Grüber, Handl, Bruckner, Holst, Purcell, and Boyce.
Details of previous UEA Chamber Choir performances, can be found in our Concert Archive.
UEA Chamber Choir is open to singers of all voice types, with 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.
We currently have vacancies in all sections of the chamber choir. However, we are particularly keen to recruit some more tenors and basses.
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 2019-20 concert season have now taken place, however, we do still have a few vacancies for tenors. If you would like to audition to join UEA Chamber Choir, please fill out an online application form, email firstname.lastname@example.org to request an audition (in your email, please state your: level of experience, voice type and availability for audition) or phone 01603 593948.
The 2019/20 UEA Chamber Choir concert season has now finished. The next UEA Chamber Choir concert will take place in December 2020. Further details to follow shortly.
Watch our UEA Chamber Choir video to hear from current ensemble members.
UEA Chamber Choir performing Acs' Agnus Dei at the UEA Choir Christmas Carol Concert in December 2016