UEA Choir enjoys membership from students, staff, and members of the public. The choir, under the direction of conductor Tom Primrose, rehearses on campus, every Monday (7.30pm-9.30pm), during the autumn and spring semesters. Performances take place throughout the year, both solo and in collaboration with either UEA Symphony Orchestra or another local orchestra. Recent performances by the choir include Dvořák’s Mass in D Major, Op. 86 (with UEA Symphony Orchestra), Handel's Messiah (with Norwich Baroque), Britten’s Ballad of Heroes (with BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2013 Audience Prize winner Ben Johnson), Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov (with UEA Symphony Orchestra), Rachmaninov’s Vespers Op.37 and Verdi's Requiem (with UEA Symphony Orchestra). UEA Choir went on a tour of Caen in March 2016 and welcomed their hosts, the Choir and Orchestra of the University of Caen (COUR), to Norfolk in May 2017.
Details of forthcoming UEA Choir performances, can be found in our Events Calendar.
UEA Choir is open to beginners, as well as more experienced singers. Some previous experience singing in choirs is preferable, but not essential.
We will be holding auditions for new members on Friday 29 September (11am-5.30pm) and Monday 2 October (1pm-7.30pm). Auditions are informal and friendly, and there is no need to prepare anything in advance. If you would like to audition to join UEA Choir, please either fill in an online audition application form or email firstname.lastname@example.org to request an audition.
Please note that non-UEA members are required to pay a subscription fee to join UEA Choir (£46.00 full price, £23.00 concessions (students and seniors (over 60s)). The subscription fee helps to cover the costs of hiring and purchasing music scores, hiring concert venues, staffing and administration.
Tom Primrose conducting the UEA Choir in the Eglise Saint Jean, Caen.