CONTEMPORARY MUSIC ENSEMBLE
Director: Lauren Redhead
Rehearsals: Mondays, 3pm - 5pm, MDg01 (starting late January 2018)
We are a medium-sized chamber ensemble that performs works in a variety of contemporary styles written by living composers.
Director: David Allinson
Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 5.30pm for 90 minutes, St Gregory’s (starting 4 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. Open to staff, students and local people without audition, members are expected to commit and work to a high standard.
We participate in major events including the Carols by Candlelight service and the annual cathedral concert.
Director: The University Conducting Scholar
Rehearsals: Thursdays, 4.15pm for rehearsal and 5.30pm service in the University Chapel (starting 21 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 27 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 for the last two years. 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 our Facebook page, or email email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more details - or simply sign up for an audition that includes entry to these ensembles. Note that membership of the Student Union Music Society (£10) is mandatory for all members of Music Society ensembles.
- CCSU Wind Band
- Music Society Flute Choir
- Music Society Clarinet Choir
- Recorder Choir
- Music Society Orchestra
CREATIVE WORKSHOP ENSEMBLE
Director: Sam Bailey
Rehearsals: Mondays 3pm-5pm MDg01 (starting 25 September)
If you are interested in creative music making, improvising, playing by ear, playing open scores or exploring the many ways that musicians can interact without conventionally notated scores then this is the ensemble for you. The Creative Workshop Ensemble covers a huge range of musical styles and will give you some of the skills and experience required to be a music therapist, school workshop leader, community musician, composer, improviser and sound artist. We work toward concert performances as well as installations and cross-arts collaborations.