The University of St Andrews Chamber Choir is a group of around 24 auditioned singers. The ensemble aims to provide students at the University with an opportunity to sing in a secular context.
Performances are often given a cappella (unaccompanied) and scored for Soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Bass, often subdividing into 8 or more parts. The choir’s repertoire is varied, featuring composers such as Rachmaninov, Vaughan-Williams, Chilcott, Matthias, and Whitacre.
One concert is held per semester, usually alongside St Andrews Strings.
Chamber Choir has had many exciting opportunities over the years, including carolling, singing at the Fairmont hotel for a corporate event, and a small performance every semester at the St Andrews Chorus coffee morning. Last Christmas, the Choir raised £71 carolling for the Fife Rape and Sexual Assault Centre (FRASAC).
Weekly rehearsals are on Thursday from 7:15-9:15pm in the Laidlaw Music Centre. There are also opportunities to socialise outside of rehearsals, including trips to the pub and game nights, which helps bring the choir closer together.
Watch a snippet from our most recent solo concert in 2023!
Musical Director: Abi Collins
Manager: Ella Ho
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Auditions take place at the start of the academic year in the Music Centre. These consist of vocal-range exercises, sight-singing, singing back a short melody and an informal chat with the MD and manager where you can ask any questions you might have. Candidates are encouraged to prepare a short unaccompanied piece but this is not mandatory. More information about signing up can be found at the Freshers Fayre and Music Fayre during Orientation Week.