The University of Warwick Chorus is the largest choir on campus, boasting nearly 200 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 (click here for more information), 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 Verdi’s Requiem, Walton’s Belshazzar’s Feast and Orff’s Carmina Burana with the visiting Young People’s Symphony Orchestra from California. Members of Chorus are encouraged to make suggestions and requests for repertoire. A list of previous repertoire is available here.
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 Coventry Cathedral. The Chorus have performed with professional orchestras, as well as the university’s own talented Symphony and Wind Orchestras. They also tour every two years with the Symphony Orchestra, in recent years travelling to destinations such as Milan, Konstanz and Ljubljana. The last international tour was in March 2018 to Prague.
The Chorus rehearse every Thursday of university term time from 7.00pm to 9.30pm in Woods-Scawen Room, Warwick Arts Centre. Visit the Join Us Page for more information about joining.
Click here or watch below to watch an (old) promotional video and to catch a glimpse of what rehearsing and performing with us is like.