Choir

Our choir is the largest vocal ensemble at the University, consisting of more than 150 singers. Whether you're experienced or just interested in trying out, we'd love to hear from you.

Our choir gives you the chance to be part of something bigger than yourself. It's also an opportunity to make new friends, and discover how to work together to create mesmerising music.

We welcome singers of all abilities, and there's no need to audition. Just give us one evening a week during term time, and you'll be part of something special.

What can I expect?

Our choir are a welcoming bunch. We'll help you get to grips with our repertoire in a friendly environment, and there'll be time for fun during rehearsals.

We sing a varied range of songs from Christmas carols to tunes from musicals and films, epic choral works and contemporary pop.

Where do you perform?

Over the last few years, we've appeared in NTU performances such as the Family Christmas Concert, the Christmas Spectacular and the Summer Celebration.

We've also performed at events around the UK, including:

  • April 2018: Verdi Requiem with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and guest soloists Dame Sarah Connolly, Elizabeth Llewellyn, Gwyn Hughes Jones and Wojtek Gierlach.
  • April 2017: A Night on Broadway with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra and West End star Kerry Ellis
  • April 2016: The Dream of Gerontius by Edward Elgar with The Philharmonia Orchestra and guest soloists Toby Spence, David Soar and Rebecca Afonwy Jones
  • November 2015: The Star Wars Saga with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • March 2015: The Peacemakers by Karl Jenkins with Cantamus Girls Choir and The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra
  • March 2014: A Night at the West End with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and West End star Kerry Ellis
  • April 2013: Last Night of the Proms with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.

Rehearsals take place on Tuesdays (term time only) between 6.15 pm and 8.30 pm in the Ensemble Room at the Music Centre on the City Campus.

You don't need to be able to read music, or have any previous experience.

When you're ready to sign up, membership for the academic year costs just £15 for students, £30 for staff or alumni, or £60 for community members. This includes rehearsals, performances and music. There's also a third off after Christmas if you wish to join in January.

You'll have to supply your own concert uniform, which consists of a smart black shirt and trousers, with black shoes.

All areas of the Music Centre are accessible for wheelchair users. Accessible toilets are available on the ground floor and there is a lift to the first floor.

If you're interested in finding out more about our choir, contact us music@ntu.ac.uk or 0115 848 4570 to confirm a time when you can drop in and try it out.

Still need help?

NTU Music
+44 (0)115 848 4570