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University of Warwick Chamber Choir & Festival Orchestra

Join us On March 12th 2024 at St. Mary’s Guildhall for an uplifting evening with the combined musical forces from the University of Warwick.

Handel’s Dixit Dominus, the setting of Psalm 110, is widely considered oen of the most challenging pieces of music he wrote for choir and orchestra. Current student Nick Raptakis will also have one of his recent pieces, Virus performed, alongside music by Elgar and Finnish composer Rautavaara.

The University of Warwick Chamber Choir and Festival Orchestra are two student ensembles who pride themselves in performing challenging music to a high standard, whilst maintaining an ethos of friendliness and fun.

Directed by Music Centre conductors Tom Newall and Suzzie Vango, their wide-ranging repertoire spans sacred, secular, folk and popular music, performing everything from Byrd and Handel to Cole Porter. They have performed in a variety of locations, both in Warwickshire and further afield, with annual tour destinations including: Italy, Spain, Germany, Ireland, Belgium and France, with a performance by the Chamber Choir during their Italy tour in the Milan Duomo in 2022.

Warwick Festival Orchestra was founded by students and they have staged a number of orchestral projects, most recently a performance of Sibelius Symphony No. 2 under the direction of student conductor Han Zhao.

Additional Information

Never been to St Mary's Guildhall? You can find our more on our website. Accessibility For everyone to enjoy St Mary’s Guildhall, there is a lift to the first floor and rising platform into the Muniment Room. There is a new spiral staircase to the 2nd floor and where access is not step free, 360 panoramic views of the rooms are available on the digital tour tablets. There are toilets and baby changing facilities on the ground floor located opposite the Cloisters. Parking for St Mary's Guildhall If you’re planning a trip to St Mary’s Guildhall by car, you can park in the city centre at a variety of available car parks. The closest ones are: Salt Lane Multi-Storey Grove Street surface car park For further details please visit Parking - Coventry City Council