The Cosmo Singers is an auditioned mixed-voice choir connected with the University of Manchester Chorus. It was established in 2010 to provide an opportunity for Manchester University’s singers to perform a wide range of repertoire at a high standard. It also provides an opportunity for young conductors in MUMS (Manchester University Music Society) to develop their directing skills, and is entirely student-run.
The Cosmo Singers frequently perform alongside the Chorus in concerts, as well as holding their own recitals. Recent repertoire has included Benjamin Britten’s ‘Ceremony of Carols’ and ‘Hymn to St. Cecilia’, James MacMillan’s ‘Strathclyde Motets’, Henry Purcell’s ‘Funeral Sentences for the Death of Queen Mary’, Arvo Pärt’s ‘Adam’s Lament,’ J. S. Bach’s Motet ‘Christen, ätzet diesen Tag’ (BWV 63) and a selection of Sergei Rachmaninov’s ‘Vespers.‘
This year the Cosmo Singers have continued to rehearse via Zoom and have released recordings of Brahms’ ‘Verlorene Jungend‘ and Bruckner’s ‘Os Justi’.
Cosmo rehearsals will be held in person in the Martin Harris Centre from September 2021. Please follow us on social media for regular updates as circumstances and regulations change.
Auditions for Cosmo and Ad Solem will be held on Monday the 27th September from 1-4 and Tuesday the 28th September from 12-3. There will only be one round of auditions which will be held on Zoom. Only one audition is required to be considered for both Cosmo and Ad Solem. To apply for an audition complete this form here which includes further information about the auditions.
PLEASE NOTE: All previous members of Ad Solem and Cosmo are required to re-audition.
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