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.

UEA Chamber Choir’s 2020-2021 season will inevitably be affected by COVID-19. Our aims, which we will keep updated, will be to work towards a March concert with rehearsals starting in January. From September to December, we will focus on providing as varied a programme of online events as we can, and if the opportunity arises to begin to sing together, we will seize the moment. We will look at the possibility of extending Chamber Choir’s season beyond March, if the general situation is improving and we can generate appropriate events.

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

Auditions

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 2020/21 concert season have now taken place. We recognise that the disruption we have all encountered has made it difficult, if not impossible, for some people to audition at our usual time. If you would still like to audition please: 1) Submit an online application form (or email us at musicevents@uea.ac.uk stating your: level of experience, voice type and music reading ability); and 2) Record yourself singing an unaccompanied folksong, hymn or other piece you know and feel comfortable singing (one or two verses lasting a minute or so will suffice), upload the video to YouTube as an unlisted item and email the link to musicevents@uea.ac.uk. We will listen to you as soon as we can and will fit those suitable candidates into the schedule of music making at an appropriate time in the future.

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