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:

Whether approaching Wivenhoe House from London and the South or Ipswich and the North via the A12, take the exit marked Colchester (A133). Follow the A133 towards Clacton, ignore the entrance to the Knowledge Gateway, continue along the A133 then take the B1028 for Wivenhoe before turning right into Boundary Road, then right again 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 the glorious house from the road.

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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.