Chapel Choir

Nick Morris – npmm2

Queens’ College Chapel choir is both one of the leading and friendliest mixed-voice ensembles in Cambridge.  It is run by the Director of Music, Dr Silas Wollston (sw573@cam.ac.uk) who is assisted by two Organ Scholars. The choir is made up of a combination of Choral Scholars and volunteers, who are appointed by informal audition in October. There are choral services on Mondays, Wednesdays and Sundays with an additional rehearsal each Friday. Rehearsals are timed to avoid clashing with academic commitments, so it is possible for students studying any subject to sing in the choir and most students find that choir fits very easily into their weekly routine.

There are plenty of perks and social events to repay the commitment made to the choir. There is free Formal Hall (a three-course, table service dinner) after every evensong (seriously worth having!) and the college pays for every choir member to have an individual singing lesson every two weeks with Nicola-Jane Kemp (http://www.nicolajanekemp.co.uk/). The choir usually tours abroad twice a year, and these trips are always free of charge. In the coming academic year, the choir will visit France and Portugal, and future plans include trips to Hong Kong and Shanghai. Foreign trips are augmented by a lively domestic schedule of concerts and special services in Cambridge and beyond. Most years the choir also makes a commercial CD recording, which makes choosing Christmas presents extremely easy!

Applicants need not necessarily be highly experienced – potential and willingness to learn are as highly prized as proven ability so if in doubt, audition! For more information about the choir or to arrange an audition contact Nick Morris (Senior Organ Scholar) at npmm2@cam.ac.uk and visit our websitewww.queenscollegechoir.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Luke Chapman
Luke Chapman,
Sports, Societies and Entertainments Officer