Director: David Allinson
Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 5.30pm for 90 minutes, St Gregory’s (starting 3 October)
This large, friendly non-auditioned choir performs a range of repertoire from the Renaissance to the present day, but with an emphasis on core Classical repertoire. We participate in major events including the Carols by Candlelight service and the annual cathedral concert. Open to staff, students and local people without audition, members are expected to commit and work to a high standard.
Director: The University Conducting Scholar
Rehearsals: Thursdays, 4.15pm for rehearsal and 5.30pm service in the University Chapel (starting 20 September). The service lasts about half an hour and is followed by free food and drink.
This dynamic and friendly choir exists to support worship in the University community. Comprising a mixture of non-auditioned singers and Choral Scholars, it provides a rich and varied musical programme, giving singers and congregation alike a taste of the wonderful Anglican musical tradition. The choir also sings elsewhere - including services in Canterbury Cathedral - and occasionally tours further afield. (Enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org or simply show up at the first rehearsal.)
If you are interested in auditioning for a Choral, Conducting or Organ Scholarship, please see the entry under Auditioned Ensembles below.
CHRIST CHURCH GOSPEL CHOIR
Director: Vince Peilow
Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 7.00pm for two hours, University Chapel (starting 26 September)
An inclusive, non-auditioned choir that brings together students, staff and alumni that has achieved 3rd place in University Gospel Choir of the Year in both 2016 and 2017. Experience singing in a choir and learning vocal techniques to bring out that big Gospel sound. Ability to read music not essential. Music from a repertoire of traditional and contemporary Gospel songs to be performed at University and external events.
Contact us at Fresher’s Fayre, via Facebook @CanterburyCCGC
Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
CHRIST CHURCH UNIVERSITY MUSIC SOCIETY
The Society expects to run the following ensembles. Connect with the Society at Fresher’s Fayre or email email@example.com for more details - or simply sign up for an audition that includes entry to these ensembles.
Some ensembles are open to anyone, others require an audition(sign up to the audition panels for the University’s Directed Ensembles: they give you access to our ensembles, too). Note that membership of the Student Union Music Society (£20) is mandatory for all members of Music Society ensembles. Here are ensembles that we hope to run in the 2018–19 academic year:
- Society Wind Band
- A cappella vocal groups
- Recorder Ensemble
- String Orchestra
- Society Choir (no audition)
- Various jazz, rock and pop Bands
- Songwriting Collective
Director: Matt Wright
Rehearsals: Monday, 5.30–7pm, Coleridge Annexe (starting 24 September)
Combining new music, sound and visuals by staff and students, this new ensemble not only bridges the divide between the arts, it seeks to demolish categories and boundaries. This workshop-based ensemble moves seamlessly between the worlds of contemporary ‘art’ music, pop, and electronics.