The NUSChoir is an award-winning youth choir that is committed to promoting excellence in choral music within the NUS community. The choir comprises students and alumni who share a common passion for singing and choral music and was formed in 1980.
Under the baton of Singapore’s premier choral director, Prof Nelson Kwei, the NUSChoir aims to promote choral music excellence, and to bring its music to global audiences by performing in a wide spectrum of events.
Every March, the choir stages its annual major concert, Varsity Voices, performing an extensive repertoire that features choral music from traditional and classic to contemporary and new music. As a youth choir, the NUSChoir has also gained a strong international reputation, having taken part in several international competitions and choral festivals, and has also performed in various reputable settings and venues worldwide, garnering a slew of accolades including perfect scores at competitions in Slovakia and Russia.
Key Past Events
- 2015Savage Land - An Opera in Concert; in collaboration with the Singapore Chinese Orchestra at Huayi Chinese Festival of Arts
- 2015Performance at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City
- 2016NUS ExxonMobil Campus Concerts highlight Tales
- 2015Annual concert Varsity Voices: Odyssey
- 2017Silver Award (Arts & Culture), NUS Student Achievement Awards
Key Past Achievements
- 2010Festa Choralis, 5th International Choir Festival in Bratislava Gold Award with perfect scores in both the Open Mix category and Jazz category
- 2012Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod Champions in 3 categories (Youth, Folk Song, and Mixed Choirs)
- 2014World Choir Games in Riga, Latvia Gold medals in 3 categories (Sacred Music, Contemporary Music, and Folklore Music)
- 2015Only Asian choir invited to the Yale International Choral Festival at Yale University