Vocal

Photo of person singing in a choirWhatever your experience and preferences, you will find excellent opportunities to sing at Aberystwyth. The University Singers is a large mixed choir that prepares major works for a concert with soloists and orchestra in the second term. Recent highlights include performances of the Mozart Requiem, The Dream of Gerontius, and Karl Jenkins's The Armed Man and Stabat Mater. There are no auditions and everyone is welcome. The Elizabethan Madrigal Singers is an auditioned student a cappella chamber choir, performing a much wider repertoire than its name suggests. 'Mads' enjoys an enthusiastic and committed membership and has gained a reputation for high standards. The concert tours are a popular feature of the choir's programme and have taken it to France, Germany, Poland and many other countries.

In addition to the vocal groups at the university, there are several Aberystwyth groups that welcome students, staff and local community members to join them.

For singers with a theatrical flair, the Showtime Singers perform Gilbert and Sullivan as well as popular shows and Curtain Call, a student society, also stages productions of modern musicals.

Aberystwyth Choral Society performs two concerts each year and is always happy to accept new members; no auditions to join.  Aber Opera provides a unique opportunity for students, graduates, University staff, and local singers to perform operatic arias, duets and/or ensembles in monthly concerts.  Some of their singers have sung with professional or semi-professional companies such as Welsh National Opera, Mid-Wales Opera, and the City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus - but anybody who wants to sing either as a soloist or in ensemble is very welcome! For further information, contact gwdihwcwrt@gmail.com or 01970 820157.

More information about the rehearsals for these groups can be found in our rehearsal schedule on the home page.