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
2015: Savage Land - An Opera in Concert; in collaboration with the Singapore Chinese Orchestra at Huayi Chinese Festival of Arts
2015: Performance at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City
2016: NUS ExxonMobil Campus Concerts highlight Tales
2015: Annual concert Varsity Voices: Odyssey
2018: NUS Arts Festival Closing Show Ode to Joy
Key Past Achievements
2010: Festa Choralis, 5th International Choir Festival in Bratislava Gold Award with perfect scores in both the Open Mix category and Jazz category
2012: Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod Champions in 3 categories (Youth, Folk Song, and Mixed Choirs)
2014: World Choir Games in Riga, Latvia Gold medals in 3 categories (Sacred Music, Contemporary Music, and Folklore Music)
2015: Only Asian choir invited to the Yale International Choral Festival at Yale University
2017: Silver Award (Arts & Culture), NUS Student Achievement Awards
2017: Outstanding Community Service Award, Tan Ean Kiam Arts Awards
2018: Silver Award (Arts & Culture), NUS Student Achievement Awards
2018: Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod Grand Finals Champions, Choir of the World (Pavarotti Trophy)
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