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 will take place on Friday 27 September (11am-5.30pm) and Monday 30 September (12noon-6pm). 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.
Christmas with UEA Chamber Choir concert: Sunday 8 December 2019
UEA Chamber Choir Spring concert: Sunday 8 March 2020
Both the 8 December and 8 March concerts are free to attend. However, capacity is limited, so please arrive early to avoid disappointment.
UEA Choir Christmas Carol concert: Wednesday 11 December 2019
Tickets for the UEA Choir Christmas Carol concert are now on sale. Buy your tickets here.
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