University Choir

The University Choir is open to all staff and students of the University, and to members of the public aged 16 and over. They meet every Monday evening during term time from 7pm to 9pm in Cope Auditorium.

Each year the Choir gives two or three public performances, including their annual Christmas and Spring concerts. New members are welcome to join for free at any time – there are no auditions, no previous experience is required and you do not have to be able to read music. If you want to join, come along to one of the Monday evening practices.

The choir is conducted by Eleanor Graff-Baker. Eleanor read Music at The Queen’s College, Oxford, where she was a Choral Bursar and a member of Schola Cantorum. She is an Associate of the Royal College of Music. Her career has combined performance as a violinist and singer with composition and musical direction.

The choir’s accompanist is Eleonora Babitsky, who studied at the Gnessin Music Institute in Moscow. She was a regular performer with the Soviet State Philharmonic Society, specialising in chamber music; and for five years was an accompanist for Soviet Radio. For many years she was an accompanist for Moscow Chamber Choir conducted by Vladimir Minin. She has also worked for Hochshule fuer Musik in Munich; and is much in demand as an accompanist for string players, having played for Igor Oistrakh, Daniel Sahfran, Vladimir Spivakov, Igor Ozim, Vadim Repin and many other musicians across Europe.

The Christmas concert will be taking place on Wednesday 5th December this year. The programme will include music by Franz Schubert, Paul Simon and many more! 

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