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.
We have every intention of returning to a normal concert season in 2021-22. In the event that in-person performance or rehearsal is not possible, or is only possible on a smaller scale, we will endeavour to maintain activity levels remotely or in alternate venues which allow for social distancing.
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 2021-22 concert season will take place on the 8th of October 2021 on the UEA campus. To book an audition please fill out this form. UEA Chamber Choir has vacancies in all sections, however we are particularly keen to recruit tenors and basses. Auditions are ten minutes long. 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 2021 season will take place on Monday 27th September 2021.