The University of Warwick Chamber Choir (UWCC) is an student-run mixed choir that prides itself on performing challenging music to a high standard, whilst maintaining an ethos of friendliness and fun. Under the instruction of Paul McGrath, Director of Music and Lucy Griffiths, Assistant Director of Music, UWCC has gone from strength to strength, establishing a distinguished reputation.
UWCC’s wide ranging repertoire spans sacred, secular and folk music. UWCC performs everything from Byrd and Handel to Cole Porter, with the same dedication and understanding. UWCC have appeared on BBC national television in the Sainsbury’s Choir of the Year competition, live television in Greece, and on Central Television with Caliche with whom a CD of Ariel Ramirez’ Latin American Misa Criolla and Navidad Nuestra was recorded (the British première recording).
UWCC performs in a variety of locations, both in Warwickshire and further a field, with annual tour destinations including Spain, Germany, the Republic of Ireland and Belgium. As well as concerts on our own, UWCC perform regularly with orchestras - including the CBSO, the London Mozart players and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - and international soloists, including the Mezzo-Soprano, Doreen Curran.
Recently, UWCC sang a highly successful performance of the Mozart Requiem with the London Mozart Players in the Warwick Arts Centre to a sell out audience of 1500. UWCC also enjoy collaborating with other University ensembles, having latterly performed the Monteverdi Vespers with the University Symphonic Brass Ensemble.
UWCC exists, primarily, for its members, its audiences and their enjoyment. With competitive auditions at the beginning of each new academic year, UWCC attains this aim by maintaining a very high standard of talent as they welcome new singers.