Fitzwilliam College Chapel Choir
Fitzwilliam College Chapel Choir has established a high reputation in recent years, both for the quality of its music-making and for its friendly, welcoming atmosphere in rehearsals and services.
The Chapel Choir comprises about twenty-four male and female undergraduate and postgraduate students from Fitzwilliam. The choir's main duty is to provide music for the weekly evening service, held in the award-winning College Chapel, which boasts some of the best choral acoustics in the university. However, there are also plenty of opportunities for concerts, both inside and outside College. Works performed include Pergolesi's Stabat Mater and Requiems by Mozart, Brahms and Durufle. The choir also visits local churches and cathedrals (including St Edmundsbury and Norwich, for example) to sing Evensong. In addition, the choir provides entertainment at formal dinners and undertakes tours both within the UK and overseas - including Italy, Spain, The Netherlands and France.
The choir rehearses twice a week, on Thursday evenings and before services on Sunday afternoons. The music sung covers a wide variety of genres, from Renaissance motets to contemporary works. In March 2006 the choir recorded its first CD, Songs on the Hill, covering a range of music from both sacred and secular repertoire, and a follow-up CD of Christmas carols was released.
For recent repertoire, see the Music List links below.
Additional benefits of joining the Chapel Choir include Sunday dinner after Evensong and a free Formal Hall dinner once a term. The College also offers eight Choral Scholarships at the time of academic application to singers who show an especially high level of musical attainment.
The Chapel Choir welcomes members irrespective of their religious affiliation or denomination. No previous experience of choral singing is required, although the ability to sight-read is very helpful.
Chapel Choir 2012-2013
|Rosie Busiakiewicz*||Claire Cotterill|
|Bethan Cleary*||Nicola Ellis|
|Sally Graham*||Anna Lawrence|
|Sarah Jones*||Annika Mathews|
|Jon Cooper*||Iain Butler|
|Oliver Hazell||Matthew Clarke|
|Josh Wooderson||Tom Gough|
Director of Music: Francis Knights (email@example.com)
Chaplain: Rev Dr John Munns (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Senior Organ Scholar: Pawel Rzemieniecki (email@example.com)
Junior Organ Scholar: Charles Gurnham (firstname.lastname@example.org)
|1991 - 1994||Kathryn Magson|
|1993 - 1996||Alex Tester|
|1995 - 1998||Philip Collin|
|1996 - 1999||Iain McGregor|
|1998 - 2001||Nic le Breuilly|
|2000 - 2003||Robin Davis|
|2002 - 2005||Richard Harker|
|2004 - 2008||Ellie Goodfield|
|2005 - 2009||Alex West|
|2009 - 2012||Will Warns|
|2010 -||Pawel Rzemieniecki|
|2012 -||Charles Gurnham|
For any enquiries about the Chapel Choir, please contact Senior Organ Scholar Pawel Rzemienecki, or the Director of Music.