University of Essex Choir

Our pre or post concert menu can be enjoyed in the brasserie, only a couple of minutes walk from the Ivor Crewe Lecture Hall

Ivor Crewe Lecture Hall, 7 – 10pm

The University of Essex Choir presents Mozart’s beautiful and heartbreaking Requiem with the London Handel Orchestra Katherine Watson, soprano Esther Brazil, mezzo-soprano Robin Bailey, tenor Robert MacDonald, bass Conductor, Richard Cooke

Concert menu is available for tables reserved between 5:00 pm and  6:15 pm and 8.30 pm – 9.00 pm

Post concert choices must be given on reservation and last sitting will be at 9.00 pm.



A salad of prawn and crayfish, pickled cucumber
A velouté of white bean and tarragon
Chicken liver paté, chutney


Ballantine of chicken, little mushrooms
Steak and ale pudding, mixed greens
Vegetable cobbler, roasted onions


Apple pie, custard ice cream
Treacle tart, crème fraîche

Two courses £20

Three courses £25 including a small glass of red or white wine

How to book?

University of Essex Choir

The University of Essex Choir has developed a reputation for high quality and inspirational performances and is widely recognised as one of the foremost large ensembles in the East of England. Founded in 1977 and numbering about one hundred and thirty singers, membership is drawn from staff and students of the University and from the local community. Since 1981 the Music Director has been Richard Cooke who also directs the Royal Choral Society and Canterbury Choral Society. Under his inspirational leadership the choir has sung many of the major classical works, often in the world-famous Snape Maltings Concert Hall, near Aldeburgh. In performance the choir is joined by excellent professional musicians, both orchestra and soloists. Many have gone on to become well-known nationally and internationally. The concerts attract audiences of up to eight hundred, and are generally recognised as some of the best choral concerts in East Anglia, winning well deserved critical acclaim.


find us, however you travel
By car:

When using a SATNAV please enter the location WIVENHOE, Colchester (do not use a postcode as this will direct you to the wrong side of Wivenhoe Park).

Take the exit marked Colchester (A133)
Follow the A133 towards Clacton
Please follow signs for WIVENHOE
You will see a black sign on your right which says, ‘Wivenhoe House & The Brasserie’, turn right here into PARK ROAD
The entrance for Wivenhoe House is shared with the University of Essex, but PARK ROAD leads you through Wivenhoe Park and you will be able to see our beautiful house from the road on your right
CONTINUE to follow the signs for WIVENHOE HOUSE and it will lead you to us.

If you would like any help with directions, please do call us on 01206 863666 and a member of our team will be able to assist you.

By train:

Colchester station, Colchester Town station, Wivenhoe station and Hythe stations are all between 10-15 minutes from Wivenhoe House by car. Trains run between London (Liverpool Street) and Colchester station every 10-20 minutes. The journey takes around an hour. Also connect with Colchester from Norwich, Ipswich, Felixstowe & Harwich. Some trains from London (Liverpool Street) also stop at Wivenhoe Station. When travelling from the Clacton/Walton direction, alight at Wivenhoe or Hythe Stations.

By plane:

Stansted airport is approximately 45 minutes from Wivenhoe House by car. Helicopter pad coordinates are 603200/223900.