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Chorus


free concert chorus

photo: Free Concert '15 by Andy Gray

 

 

The University of Warwick Chorus is the largest choir on campus, boasting around 250 members. With a non-audition policy, the Chorus attracts students and staff from the University, as well as members from the local community. Under the batons of the Director and Assistant Director of Music, the voices of enthusiasts, novices, and the vocally trained come together once a week during term-time.

The repertoire is wide and varied, accommodating traditional tastes as well as the avant-garde and ambitious. Recent large-scale performances have included Will Todd's Mass in Blue, Brahms’s German Requiem, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the visiting Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra. Members of Chorus are encouraged to make suggestions and requests for repertoire.

Concerts are performed at least once a term, usually in the Butterworth Hall on campus, seating around 1500; and occasionally off campus in venues such as the spectacular home of the CBSO, Symphony Hall, Birmingham and Birmingham Town Hall. We have performed with professional orchestras, as well as our own talented Symphony and Wind Orchestras. We also tour regularly with the Symphony Orchestra, in recent years travelling to destinations such as Krakow, Milan, and Konstanz. The 2016 spring tour will be to Slovenia and Croatia.


Brief Facts

Musicians:

Unauditioned singers of all voices

Repertoire:

Baroque to contemporary

Rehearses:

Thursday evenings, 19:00 - 21:30 in term-time

Tours:

Biennially

Concerts:

At least termly

 


Website:

http://chorus.uwcs.co.uk

Email:

uow.chorus@gmail.com