The University Chamber Choir appears in various sizes from small consort to larger forces up to around 75 singers according to the repertoire to be performed. Peter Seymour is the regular director of the ensemble and there are regular associations with University Baroque Ensemble. Members of the choir also sing in the University Choir.
The Choir has appeared at various prestigious festivals including Beverley Early Music Festival and York Early Music Festival and in programmes of Purcell (Masque from Fairy Queen, King Arthur, St Cecilia's Day Ode and The Yorkshire Feast Song) with University Baroque Ensemble.
Repertoire includes 20th century choral classics, including Howells Requiem and works by Tippett, Parry, Stanford, Delius, Elgar and Vaughan Williams. There have also been programmes of Josquin & his contemporaries; English music from the 16th century; music from St Marks, Venice (Monteverdi to Cavalli); a programme of Purcell odes and anthems with strings; Cathedral music from 19th/20th centuries; music for Ash Wednesday.
University Chamber Choir is open to all University members, both staff and students, by audition. Auditions are held near the beginning of the Autumn term each year.
- 28 November 2018
O Sing unto the Lord - Odes and anthems by Purcell and Blow
with University Baroque Ensemble
- 6 March 2019
The English Choral Tradition - Bernstein Chichester Psalms, Tippett Five Negro Spirituals from A Child of our Time, Aston Haec Dies, Parry Hear my words, Stanford Three Motets Op. 38, with Ben Horden organ
- 5 June 2019
Brahms - Liebeslieder Walzer Op. 52, Neue Liebeslieder Op. 65, Zigeunerlieder Op. 103 (1888)