Cancelled – due to Covid-19 Fauré Requiem and Saint-Saëns Organ Symphony at St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich Thursday 19 March

UEA Choir and Symphony Orchestra warmly invite you to join them for their spring concert ‘Fauré Requiem and Saint-Saëns Organ Symphony’ on Thursday 19 March at 7.30pm at St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich.

Massing more than 200 performers on stage, comprising students, staff and members of the local community, the choir and orchestra will perform Lili Boulanger’s noble graveside oration, Pour les Funerailles d’un Soldat, Gabriel Fauré’s gentle and profound Requiem and Camille Saint-Saëns’ glorious Symphony No.3 in C minor, Op.78.

Fauré is the presiding genius of this programme. The gentle, profound Requiem carries the title ‘Choral Favourite’ with grace and dignity. Its touchstone capacity to reflect a deeply human longing is seemingly inexhaustible. The meteoric Lili Boulanger was both a student and a musical confidante of Fauré. Her noble graveside oration comes from the same year as she became the first ever female winner of the Prix de Rome. Saint-Saëns’ Third Symphony comes from the years of his greatest fame. Glorious music conceals forward thinking, formal innovation and a search for musical unity.
The choir and orchestra will be joined in their performance of Fauré’s Requiem by Jenny Stafford (soprano) and Jake Muffett (baritone)

Tickets cost £4 – £12. Tickets are available to purchase: by phone or in person from St George’s Music Shop (Tel: 01603 626414, Address: St George’s Music Shop, 17-19 St Georges St, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1AB), online from www.uea.ac.uk/music-centre/events/tickets, or on the door (cash or cheque only).

For further information about the concert, please visit: www.uea.ac.uk/music-centre/events, email: musicevents@uea.ac.uk, phone: 01603 593948, or follow @UEAConcerts on Twitter and UEA Music Centre on Facebook.

UEA choir and symphony orchestra auditions 28 September

UEA Music Centre Auditions 2018

Friday 28 September 2018, 11am-5.30pm and Monday 1 October 2018, 12noon-6pm
UEA Music Centre (UEA campus)
UEA Choir auditions

UEA Choir is looking for new members. If you are a keen singer and are interested in joining UEA’s flourishing Choir, please come along and audition.

Auditions are five minutes in duration, open to all and free to attend.

Friday 28 September 2018, 11am-5.30pm and Monday 1 October 2018, 12noon-6pm
UEA Music Centre (UEA campus)
UEA Chamber Choir auditions

UEA Chamber Choir has some vacancies for new members. If you are a keen singer, and are keen to explore various periods of choral music, please come along and audition. Please note that some vocal training and/or choral experience is essential, as well as the ability to read music.

Auditions are ten minutes in duration, open to all and free to attend. During your audition, you will be asked to present one short pre-prepared piece (of your choice) and to complete a short sight-reading exercise.

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UEA Choir and Symphony Orchestra play Dvořák and Elgar Thursday 23 November, 7.30pm (doors open 6.45pm)

Thursday 23 November, 7.30pm (doors open 6.45pm)
Dvořák and Elgar

St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich (The Halls, St Andrews St, Norwich NR3 1AU)

UEA Choir and Symphony Orchestra

Samantha Price (mezzo-soprano)
Stuart Dunlop (conductor)

Caitlin Woods, Fantasia No. 1 (world première)
Antonín Dvořák, Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88
Sir Edward Elgar, The Music MakersOp. 69

UEA Choir and Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Stuart Dunlop (UEA Director of Music), warmly invite you to join them for their autumn concert, ‘Dvořák and Elgar’, on Thursday 23 November at 7.30pm at St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich.

The concert will feature performances of Dvořák’s euphoric Symphony No. 8 in G major Op. 88, Elgar’s meditative The Music Makers, Op. 69 and a world premiere from UEA Music Centre Award holder Caitlin Woods.

 

UEA Choir and Symphony Orchestra will be joined in their performance of The Music Makers by ENO regular, mezzo-soprano Samantha Price.

Tickets for UEA Choir and Symphony Orchestra’s ‘Dvořák and Elgar’ concert cost £4 – £12 and are available to purchase by phone or in person from St George’s Music Shop (Telephone: 01603 626414, Address: 17-19 St Georges St, Norwich NR3 1AB); online from the UEA Music Centre website www.uea.ac.uk/music-centre/events/tickets or on the door (cash or cheque only).

For more information about the concert: visit www.uea.ac.uk/music-centre/events, email musicevents@uea.ac.uk, phone 01603 593948 or follow @UEAConcerts on Twitter.

New edition of Music in Norwich is out!

Please to say that the newest edition of Music in Norwich is now out on the streets in hard copy and is available to pick up free from the Tourist Information Centre, Theatre Royal, St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich Cathedral, Arts Roundup racks and many other place around Norwich and Norfolk as well as a pdf download from this siteMusic in Norwich spring 17.jpg

Auditions for UEA Choir and Orchestra

On Friday 30 September and Monday 3 October, UEA Choir, Chamber Choir and Symphony Orchestra will be holding auditions for new members, in the UEA Music Centre. All ensembles rehearse weekly and are open, by audition, to all (staff, students and members of the community).

UEA Choir (directed by UEA Choir Director, Tom Primrose) welcomes singers of all abilities and levels of experience, UEAChamber Choir (directed by UEA Director of Music, Stuart Dunlop) welcomes singers with some vocal training and/or choral experience and UEA Symphony Orchestra (directed by Stuart Dunlop) welcomes players of Grade 7 standard or above (it is the standard that is important – you don’t need to have passed any exams). If you are a keen singer or orchestral player, please email musicevents@uea.ac.ukto arrange an audition.

Please download the flyer for full details

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Opportunity to join a choir at UEA

UEA’s popular Symphony Orchestra and Choir are looking for new members to join them for their 2013-14 concert season. If you are a keen orchestral player or singer, please come along and audition!

Both the UEA Symphony Orchestra and Choir rehearse weekly and perform at least two concerts, each academic year, at some of Norwich’s most prestigious concert venues, such as St Andrew’s Hall and Norwich Cathedral.

This Autumn’s performances include: a fun open-rehearsal of the Finale of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony on Saturday, September 28; a performance with Norwich Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir of Britten’s War Requiem on Saturday, November 9; a concert of Elgar’s Cello Concerto and Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8 on Friday, November 15; and a Christmas carol concert on Wednesday, December 4. In the Spring, there will be a combined UEA Symphony Orchestra and Choir concert on Friday, March 14 and a UEA Symphony Orchestra tour of France.

Further details of the coming concert season can be found at http://www.uea.ac.uk/music/music-events Both the UEA Symphony Orchestra and Choir are open, by audition, to all UEA staff and students, as well as members of the local community.

If you are interested in joining either ensemble, please come along to one of our auditions on: Wednesday, September 25; Friday, September 27; or Monday, September 30 (please email musicevents@uea.ac.uk to arrange an audition time).

UEA Choir, directed by Tom Primrose, welcomes singers of all abilities and levels of experience and the audition process is friendly and informal.

UEA Symphony Orchestra, directed by UEA Director of Music Sharon Choa, invites players of ABRSM Grade 6 standard or above to audition and there are positions available in all sections of the orchestra.

For those orchestra members who show exceptional musical achievement and commitment, there are eight £300 music bursaries available, which are designed to help players develop their orchestral and instrumental techniques as well as leadership skills. Those interested in auditioning or seeking further information should email musicevents@uea.ac.uk