Biography: The NUSChoir was formed in 1980 and 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.
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.
The choir has been to the Eisteddfod back in 2012. The experience was enriching and eye-opening, giving the choir a chance to listen to world-renowned choirs and competing together with them on the same stage. The cultural experience during the trip was also something that the choir would not have gained otherwise.