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Over the past four decades the University of Essex Choir has built up a reputation for inspirational performances across the East of England and now it is coming home to perform at the Ivor Crewe Lecture Hall at our Colchester Campus.
The concert to mark the University’s 50th anniversary will see the Choir take on one of the twentieth century's most popular and dramatic works, Carl Orff's Carmina Burana which includes ‘O Fortuna’ which will be familiar as the theme from countless television shows and adverts.
The Choir, which rehearses on the Colchester Campus, brings together close to 130 singers drawn from staff, students and the local community. Many overseas students are attracted to the opportunity to perform with the choir in outstanding venues such as the world-famous Snape Maltings Concert Hall, near Aldeburgh, and St Edmundsbury Cathedral in Bury St Edmunds
The Choir’s Music Director is Richard Cooke, conductor of the Royal Choral Society and Canterbury Choral Society, and the Choir will be joined by outstanding professional musicians, as soloists and members of the orchestra, for the performance.
For more information visit the Choir website.
The brasserie at Wivenhoe House Hotel, a few moments’ walk from the Ivor Crewe Lecture Hall, is open for pre event dinning. Please call 01206 863666 to reserve a table.
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University of Essex
Celebrating 50 years
In 1964, 122 students arrived at a new university built upon a bold vision. We were small, with big ambitions. Over five decades we have more than fulfilled our potential, becoming one of the UK’s leading academic institutions.
Today, we are a truly global community producing impactful research, with members who thrive on critical thinking, creativity and challenging established conventions to improve the world.
This year we’re celebrating our collective achievements, reflecting on our founding years and reminiscing about our evolution. We're exploring six research topics that offer an insight into the scope of the outstanding work our researchers undertake. TheSomething Fierce exhibition looks into how the architecture and the people shaped Essex’s unique living and learning environment.
Events and activities, including TEDx events, are taking place at our campuses and around the world, and we invite all our members, friends and community to join in. Celebrations began in September with a huge Homecoming Weekend.