UEA Chamber Choir is a small choir, frequently singing unaccompanied and requiring members to be able to read music more fluently. It is conducted by Tom Primrose and open to all by audition.

Rehearsals and performances

UEA Chamber Choir enjoys membership from students, staff, and members of the local community. The choir rehearse on campus every Monday (17:00 - 18:30), during semester time, and perform either on campus or in the surrounding region, at least three times a year. You can find details of past UEA Chamber Choir performances in our Events Archive.

The 2023-24 concert season will commence on Sunday 3 December 2023 with the 'Christmas with UEA Chamber Choir concert' at St George's Church, Tombland, Norwich, followed on Wednesday 13 December by 'UEA Choirs Christmas Carol concert' at The Cathedral of St John the Baptist, Norwich and conclude on Sunday 10 March 2024 with the 'UEA Chamber Choir's Spring concert' at St George's Church, Tombland, Norwich. Tickets for the 3 December concert are available to book online now from the UEA store (until 10am on the 30 November). Tickets for the 13 December concert are available to buy online now from the UEA store (until 10am on the 12 December) - there will also be limited tickets available to purchase on the door (card or cheque only). Tickets for the 10 March concert will be available to book online (from January 2024) from the UEA store (until 10am on the 7 March).

You can find details of forthcoming UEA Chamber Choir performances in our Upcoming Events Calendar


UEA Chamber Choir is open to singers 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 singers are auditioned, however the auditions are short and very informal.

Auditions for the 2023-24 concert season will take place on Friday 22 September (11:00-17:30) and Monday 25 September (12:00-18:00) 2023 in the UEA Music Centre. The chamber choir has vacancies in all sections, however, we are particularly keen to recruit Tenors and Bass.To book an audition please fill out this form or email us stating your voice type, experience and availability for audition. For the audition, candidates will be asked to do some vocal exercises (as directed by Tom) to test range, quality and intonation and to sing a short piece of sight reading. Candidates should also prepare a song or other short piece to sing. They will be asked to sing without accompaniment, but the piece they choose does not have to be unaccompanied. The purpose of this is to encourage them to show the qualities of their voice in something they know. 

There is no membership fee for the UEA Chamber Choir.

The first rehearsal of the 2023-24 season will take place on Monday 2 October 2023.

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