The chapel choir at Corpus Christi College sings three services each week under the direction of the Director of Music, Nick Danks. The choir is formed of Choral Scholars, either those who apply specifically to Corpus to sing as a choral scholar, or through the Intercollegiate Choral Award Scheme, and also Volunteer singers.
Through year the choir undertakes a busy and exciting schedule of services, concerts, tours and recordings. The Director of Music conducts most services and rehearsals, and there is a focus at Corpus on the vocal technique and individual development of each singer. The choir will appeal to those who wish to sing regularly through the week but don’t want to be committed to the daily services of other colleges.
Most weeks the choir sings at sung Eucharist on Sunday mornings, and for Evensong on Wednesday and Sunday nights.There is also a weekly Friday evening rehearsal. In return for their commitment to music in the chapel, all singers have singing lessons provided each term and may also dine on Sunday evenings after Evensong.
The choir travels to sing in concerts and services outside Cambridge, and goes on an international tour in the summer. In 2015, the choir performed in London as part of the Brandenburg Choral Festival, and was joined by the Cambridge Baroque Camerata in a special concert of Bach’s St John Passion. In December 2016, the choir represented the college on a major tour of Singapore, New Zealand and Hong Kong.
Auditions for choir places take place in early October each year, and new applicants are welcome to apply at any time to join. It’s a great place to meet new people from within the college, and to enjoy some of the finest choral repertoire each week. Please contact the Director of Music, Nick Danks, for more information or to arrange an audition.
Regular weekly programme
|17.00 – 18.15
|16.30 – 17.30