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.
We will be holding auditions for new members on Friday 29 September (11am-5.30pm) and Monday 2 October (1pm-7.30pm). If you would like to audition to join UEA Chamber Choir, please either fill in an online audition application form or email email@example.com to request an audition.
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.
Please note that there is currently no fee to join UEA Chamber Choir.