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 prevoius UEA Chamber Choir performances, can be found in our Concert Archive.
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 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 2018-19 concert season have already taken place. However, we do still have some vacancies in the tenor section. If you would like to audition to join UEA Chamber Choir, please fill out an online application form or email firstname.lastname@example.org to request an audition. In your email, please state your level of experience.
Please note that there is currently no subscription fee to join UEA Chamber Choir.
UEA Chamber Choir's final concert of the 2018/19 season will be the Poulenc and Berlioz concert on Thursday 21 March 2019 (7.30pm, St Andrew's Hall). The Chamber Choir programme will include two motets by Francis Poulenc (Salve Regina and Tristis est anima mea). Tickets are available online and from St George's Music Shop.
UEA Chamber Choir performing Acs' Agnus Dei at the UEA Choir Christmas Carol Concert in December 2016