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. For the academic year 2017/18 James Ham will also be directing the choir, as he will be standing in as maternity cover for Lucy Griffiths.
UWCC’s wide ranging repertoire spans sacred, secular and folk music, performing 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, 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), and have given performances of The Messiah and the Mozart Requiem with world famous orchestras like the English Chamber Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the London Mozart Players.
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, Belgium and France.
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. UWCC exists for its members and for the enjoyment of its audiences.