Lakeside Arts
Part of University of Nottingham
Lakeside Arts

University of Nottingham Philharmonia performing at Nottingham's Albert Hall

Choirs & Philharmonia

Join University of Nottingham students, staff and alumni and perform exciting, varied and challenging repertoire in several concerts annually.

UNIVERSITY PHILHARMONIA

University Philharmonia is an auditioned symphony orchestra directed by professional freelance conductor Jonathan Tilbrook. The orchestra comprises of students from over 20 academic disciplines from across the University of Nottingham and performs an exciting, varied and challenging repertoire in several concerts annually, including joint concerts with the University Choir.

INFORMATION FOR NEW STUDENTS

Students new to the University of Nottingham students who would like to be considered for the University Philharmonia please contact: Lucy.Theobald@nottingham.ac.uk to obtain further information about submitting an online recording. Submission deadline: Friday 9 October.

Please read the following submission requirements:

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

INFORMATION FOR PRE-2020 INTAKE STUDENTS

Owing to Covid-19 restrictions, University of Nottingham students who have played in the Philharmonia are not required to audition this academic year unless they wish to. However, we need to know if you would like to be considered for a place in the Philharmonia this year. Please contact: Lucy.Theobald@nottingham.ac.uk no later than 9 October.

Dates for 2020/21

Jonathan Tilbrook Conductor
Oliver Cowling Assistant Conductor
Megan Atwell & Jade Kong Arts Administration Ensemble Trainees

Autumn 2019

Ensemble rehearsals and performance opportunities for this year are currently to be confirmed. Please revisit this page for further details in October.

Spring 2020

Ensemble rehearsals and performance opportunities for this year are currently to be confirmed. Please revisit this page for further details in October.

UNIVERSITY CHOIR

Owing to Covid-19 restrictions and guidance, the University Choir will not be rehearsing in the 2020 autumn term. Please revisit this page for further updates on term 2 plans.

UNIVERSITY CHAMBER CHOIR

University Chamber Choir is an auditioned choir directed by professional conductor Calum Fraser. The University Chamber Choir numbers around 32 singers and tackles some specifically written and challenging repertoire, performing alongside University Choir, University Philharmonia as well as performing concerts of its own.

INFORMATION FOR NEW STUDENTS

Students new to the University of Nottingham students who would like to be considered for the University Chamber Choir please contact: Lucy.Theobald@nottingham.ac.uk to obtain further information about submitting an online audition. Submission deadline: Friday 9 October.

Please read the following submission requirements:

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

INFORMATION FOR PRE-2020 INTAKE STUDENTS

Owing to Covid-19 restrictions, University of Nottingham students who have auditioned previously are not required to audition this academic year for Chamber Choir unless you wish to. However, we need to know if you would like to sing in Chamber Choir this academic year. Please contact: Lucy.Theobald@nottingham.ac.uk no later than 9 October.

Dates for 2020/21

Calum Fraser Conductor
Odila Schroeder Scarlett Taylor Assistant Conductors
Rob Challinor Repetiteur

Autumn 2019

Ensemble rehearsals and performance opportunities for this year are currently to be confirmed. Please revisit this page for further details in October.   

Spring 2020

Ensemble rehearsals and performance opportunities for this year are currently to be confirmed. Please revisit this page for further details in October.   ​

SOLO OPPORTUNITIES

Auditions are held in February for University of Nottingham students who would like the opportunity to perform a solo work (a concerto, concert aria, song cycle) with one of the large ensembles: University Philharmonia, University Choir, University Wind Orchestra, or University Sinfonia.

 


For more information please contact Lakeside's Arts Administrator, Lucy Theobald: lucy.theobald@nottingham.ac.uk