University Choir

The University of Greenwich Choir is an 70-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. We welcome those of all standards to our friendly and ambitious choir!

For more information, please email

Upcoming Performances

Spring Concert

Bach St John Passion

Saturday 23rd March: 4pm

St Anne’s Church


E14 8HH

Tickets available through the University online shop by clicking here

Rehearsal Dates

Rehearsals take place on Monday evenings from 6.30-8.30pm in the Queen Anne building, QA063, Greenwich Campus.

If you are interested in joining the choir, please do come along to a rehearsal!

  • Monday 15th January, 6:30-8:30pm
  • Monday 22nd January, 6:30-8:30pm
  • Monday 29th January, 6:30-8:30pm
  • Monday 5th February, 6:30-8:30pm
  • Monday 12th February, 6:30-8:30pm
  • Monday 19th February, 6:30-8:30pm
  • Monday 26th February, 6:30-8:30pm
  • Monday 4th March, 6:30-8:30pm
  • Monday 11th March, 6:30-8:30pm
  • Monday 18th March, 6:30-8:30pm
  • SPRING CONCERT: Saturday 23rd March.

Spring break

Summer term rehearsals

  • Monday 22nd April, 6:30-8:30pm
  • Monday 29th April, 6:30-8:30pm in QA044.
  • Monday 6th May in QA044
  • Monday 13th May, 6:30-8:30pm in QA044
  • Monday 20th May, 6:30-8:30pm
  • Wednesday 29th May 6:30-8:30pm (Change due to Bank Holiday on 27th May).
  • Monday 3rd June, 6:30-8:30pm in QA044
  • SUMMER CONCERT: weekend of 7th - 9th June. SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Music Team

Music Director: Olivia Shotton

Olivia is the 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, London Youth Choir West and was the 2022-23 Genesis Sixteen Conducting Scholar.

Accompanist: Benjamin Newlove

Benjamin Newlove enjoys a busy schedule as a freelance harpsichordist, organist and conductor based in London, whilst holding the position of Director of Music at the Royal Church of St. Alfege, Greenwich. Previous posts include positions at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, St. Michael’s Church, Cornhill, St. Paul’s Church, Knightsbridge, and St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. Benjamin is a prizewinning master’s graduate from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (generously supported as a Help Musicians Postgraduate Award holder), a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists, Trinity College London, and the Royal Society of Arts. Prior to Trinity, Benjamin studied at King’s College London, the Royal Academy of Music (Entrance Scholarship), and Chetham’s School of Music. Previous teachers have included: Christopher Stokes, Stephen Farr, Anne Marsden Thomas and Simon Johnson. Currently, Benjamin studies with James Johnstone, focusing on the organ and keyboard works of J. S. Bach. Benjamin has taken part in masterclasses led by Bine Bryndorf and Martin Schmeding as well playing in the Ryedale, Lausitz, New Paths, Greenwich Early Music and London Contemporary Music festivals as both a recitalist and accompanist. As a consort musician he has performed with many UK based professional groups, most notably the Armonico Consort, Platinum Consort, Epiphoni Consort, Echo Ensemble and The Sixteen. Combined with his work at St. Alfege, Benjamin is the Music Director of the Hill Singers, accompanist to the University of Greenwich Choir, and School Organist of All Saints Catholic College, North Kensington

David Fussey Choral Exhibition

We are delighted to introduce our 2023/24 Daivd Fussey Choral Exhibitioners!

Aaron Govey

Chan Huynh

Nefeli Kyriazopoulou

Charlotte Snell

Application details for the 2024/25 David Fussey Choral Exhibitions will be posted in August 2024.

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.