UEA Chamber Choir is made up of students, staff and members of the public and is conducted by UEA Director of Music, Stuart Dunlop. The choir rehearse on campus, every Thursday (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 and Poulenc's O magnum mysterium.
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.
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 2016/17 UEA Chamber Choir concert season will take place on Friday 30 September (10.30am-6pm) and Monday 3 October (10.30am-6pm), in the UEA Music Centre (download an audition flyer). For further information or to book an audition slot, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are requesting an audition, please state, in your email, your voice type (if known) and what (if any) musical experience you have.
Alternatively, to apply for an audition, fill out our online application form.
Please note that there is currently no fee to join UEA Chamber Choir.