We are a friendly choir and welcome singers of all abilities to experience the joy of singing with a large ensemble. Our Musical Director, Ben Vongberg-Clark ensures that every rehearsal is enjoyable and accessible to all.

Established for over 40 years, the choir has earned an enviable reputation for the quality of its performances of the great choral works as well as lesser known pieces. The choir performs with professional soloists and orchestras in a variety of venues that include the University of Essex campus, Chelmsford Cathedral, Charter Hall Colchester and in the world-famous concert hall Snape Maltings.

Everyone is very welcome and you don’t need to be a member of staff or student at the University to join us. We rehearse on a Thursday evening every week from October to May. On Thursdays in May and June we hold evening singing sessions.

If you are interested in joining the choir please get in touch by emailing choir@essex.ac.uk

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"...the choir's clear, calm and evocative performance sent us out into the early summer's evening on a high..."

University of Essex Choir performing at Snape Maltings)
University of Essex Choir performing at Snape Maltings

University of Essex Choir. Registered Charity Number: 285079. President: Vice-Chancellor Professor Anthony Forster

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