Managers: Frances Breeveld & James Lovering
The main choir in the society is the Symphony Chorus. This non-auditioned group produces incredibly high quality music despite the wide range of choral experience of its members. In term one the ensemble sings in three concerts, accompanied by the Symphony Orchestra, and in term two, the group makes up the chorus for UCOpera.
Our most recent concerts have included performances of Bruckner’s “Te deum”, Mendelssohn’s “The first Walpurgis Night”, Schubert’s Mass in E flat major, Brahms’ “Schicksalslied” and Vaughan Williams’ “Toward the Unknown Region”. Our Opera performances include J.C. Bach’s “Amadis de Gaulle” in 2015, and in 2016 we performed “La Favorite” by Donizetti.
While most members of the chorus are undergraduate students, graduates and staff also participate, and anyone is welcome to join. Even if you have no experience of singing but are interested, give it a go; you’ll be surprised how quickly you learn!
Rehearsals: Tuesdays, 6:00-9:00pm, Venue: Varies.
2016/2017 Term 1 Information:
The first rehearsal of the academic year will take place on the evening of Tuesday, October 4 from 6pm to 9pm in Anatomy G29.
“The singing and movement of the student chorus, sometimes to music in unusual time signatures, was a joy, and they carried off this ancient tale…to great effect” – Mark Ronan, reviewing the Snowmaiden (2014)