University Choir

The University of Greenwich Choir is an 80-strong chorus made up of students, staff, alumni and friends of the University of Greenwich. The choir rehearses on Monday evenings during term-time on the Greenwich campus, and gives public performances throughout the year including at the University Carol Services and in large choral orchestral concerts, as well as less formal settings.

The choir sings a wide variety of music including classical, folk, pop, jazz and musical theatre. There is no charge to join, and there are no formal auditions.

For more information please send an email to:

Next Performance

Spring Concert

Saturday 1 April, 7:30pm at St Alfege Church, Greenwich.

Faure Requiem, Faure Cantique de Jean Racine, Vaughan Willliams Five Mystical Songs

Rehearsal Dates

Rehearsals take place on Monday evenings from 6.30-8.30pm in the Queen Anne building, Greenwich Campus.

Rehearsal dates for the spring term are as follows:

23 January, QA063

30 January, QA063

6 February, QA063

13 February, QA063

20 February, QA063

27 February, QA063

6 March, QA063

13 March, QA063

20 March, QA063

27 March, QA063

First rehearsal of the summer term: 24 April.

Music Team

Music Director: Olivia Shotton

Olivia is the newly appointed Choir Director at the University of Greenwich, conducting the University Choir and overseeing the University's Choral Exhibition programme. Olivia completed her MA in Choral Conducting from the Royal Academy of Music with distinction, receiving both a DipRam award for outstanding performance in her final recital and the Sir Thomas Armstrong Choral Leadership Prize. After her postgraduate studies, Olivia remained at the Academy as the 2021- 2022 Meaker Fellow, conducting a series of concerts of renaissance and baroque music by women from the Italian convents under the name The CONVENTional Project. During her fellowship, she was the Assistant Chorus Master, working alongside Simon Halsey in preparing the Academy Chorus for a performance of Mahler Symphony no. 3 conducted by Semyon Bychkov at the Royal Festival Hall. Alongside the University of Greenwich Choir, Olivia is currently the Conductor of the University of London Chamber Choir, Victoria Children’s Choir (at Westminster Cathedral), London Youth Choir West and she is the 2022-23 Genesis Sixteen Conducting Scholar.

Guest Accompanist: Benjamin Newlove

David Fussey Choral Exhibition

The David Fussey Choral Exhibition applications are closed for 2022-23. More information about the 2023-24 Exhibitions will be available in the summer term 2023.

Choral Exhibitioners 2022-23:

William Bevan-Thomas

Madeleine Foyle

Nefeli Kyriazopoulou

Doinita Pana

Christina Raposo

The David Fussey Choral Exhibition is a bursary worth £1,000 awarded in memory of Dr David Fussey, the late Vice-Chancellor of the University of Greenwich, who greatly enjoyed choral music. Up to five students are awarded a bursary each year and recipients are expected to take a leading role in the management of the University Choir, including organising events, maintaining the choir mailing list, organising stewards for concerts and setting equipment up for rehearsals. Applicants are expected to be strong singers and good team players.

Please visit the Bursaries pages of the university website.

The application form can be downloaded here.

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