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Over 850 people packed the Ivor Crewe Lecture Hall at the University on January 30th this year for our performance of Mozart’s Requiem with the London Handel Orchestra - audience comments included "Deeply moving" "So very beautiful" "Outstandingly sensitive choir".
On February 4th 2017 we return to the Ivor Crewe Lecture Hall to perform:
Holst: Choral Hymns from Rig Veda (Set no.3)
Britten: The Ballad of Little Musgrave and Lady Barnard
Grainger: 3 Folk song arrangements
· The Lost Lady Found
· I’m Seventeen come Sunday
· Shallow Brown
Brahms: 4 Quartets (Opus 92)
Richard Pearce, Jonathan Beatty, piano
Richard Cooke, conductor
In May we return to Snape Maltings Concert Hall to perform Vaughan Williams Sea Symphony.
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University of Essex Choir
The University of Essex Choir has developed a reputation for high quality and inspirational performances and is widely recognised as one of the foremost large ensembles in the East of England. Founded in 1977 and numbering about one hundred and thirty singers, membership is drawn from staff and students of the University and from the local community. Since 1981 the Music Director has been Richard Cooke who also directs the Royal Choral Society and Canterbury Choral Society. Under his inspirational leadership the choir has sung many of the major classical works, often in the world-famous Snape Maltings Concert Hall, near Aldeburgh. In performance the choir is joined by excellent professional musicians, both orchestra and soloists. Many have gone on to become well-known nationally and internationally. The concerts attract audiences of up to eight hundred, and are generally recognised as some of the best choral concerts in East Anglia, winning well deserved critical acclaim.