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‘Music has played a foremost role in the life of Balliol College, Oxford for the past two centuries. Benjamin Jowett, one of the most well-known Masters of the College, invited John Farmer, music master of Harrow School, to become Director of Music at Balliol; and in 1885 Farmer created a series of concerts on alternate Sunday evenings, which are still held today in an almost unchanged fashion. Both Jowett and Farmer shared the firm belief that music should be for the many rather than the few; this idea remains the essence of the Sunday Concerts. Balliol’s Sunday Concerts were the first secular Sunday concerts in England ... All concerts are free and open to everyone.‘

* Balliol College Musical Society
VISITS (to the Website)59
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)71

'Oxford's College Chapels provide outstanding opportunities for participating in liturgical music as well as offering exceptional performance, touring and recording experience. Many colleges offer awards to singers and organists who contribute to this aspect of college life ...'

* Choral and Organ Awards [Oxford]
VISITS (to the Website)150
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)295

Short Courses for the Public 'Music can be studied from a wide variety of perspectives: by reading, listening, performing and composing; by studying composers and musical forms; by exploring the music of the past and the present, and the music of other countries; and by investigating the relationships between the various parts of a composition.'

* Department for Continuing Education [Oxford]
VISITS (to the Website)189
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)208

'We offer a dynamic approach to the subject, exploring Popular, Classical and Art Musics through Composition, Musicology and Performance. We prepare our graduates for a life where music can be a means of employment and a lifelong source of pleasure and intellectual challenge. Our graduates excel in employment and progression to further academic study at Masters and PhD level. We want our students to understand music and sound critically; engage with contemporary debates; and develop skills and expertise.'

* Department of Music [Oxford Brookes]
VISITS (to the Website)144
Also indexedOxford Brookes University
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)226

'Founded in the nineteenth century as a choral and orchestral society presenting regular concerts in the University of Oxford. Based at The Queen's College, the Society continues to promote a regular recital series and special events (including musical theatre), both of which involve performers from across the University. It maintains a chorus and orchestra, which are student-conducted. The Society’s concerts – including the Saturday lunchtime recital series and evening concerts by the orchestra and/or chorus and by other University groups – are open to all members of the University and to the public.'

* Eglesfield Music Society
VISITS (to the Website)231
Also indexedThe Quuen's College Oxford
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)487

'One of the largest and liveliest music departments in the UK. As an internationally renowned centre of teaching and research in all aspects of music, it is an exciting and stimulating environment in which to work and study.'

* Faculty of Music [Oxford]
VISITS (to the Website)220
Also indexedUniversity of Oxford
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)300

Folk Weekend: Oxford has grown steadily every year since its inception in 2012, with increasing support and collaborations from local and national folk artists and performing groups. Known for the strong representation of Oxfordshire's folk groups, young performers, and emerging acoustic talent, this community festival is a hidden gem in the annual festival calendar, with unique opportunities to see top quality performers in intimate and beautiful settings around Oxford city centre.’

* Folk Weekend: Oxford
VISITS (to the Website)102
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)128

Founded 1996: ‘Since its foundation, Iffley Music Society has offered an exciting and eclectic range of music - from choral ensembles to piano solos, string quartets to accordion, and much more. We are dedicated to providing opportunities for young musicians starting their professional careers ... Concerts take place in the beautiful 12th century Church of St Mary the Virgin, or in our historic Church Hall. Iffley Village is easily reached from central Oxford, and is close to the Thames footpath. Plentiful on-street parking is available’.

* Iffley Music Society
VISITS (to the Website)29
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)51
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'As an international classical series, we programme a range of music from all periods. In any given season there will be a leading symphony orchestra, and an array of acclaimed soloists, ensembles, choirs, and chamber musicians. We aim to provide a platform for highly talented younger performers, as well as to more established, renowned artists ... We use a variety of iconic buildings in the City, chosen specifically to suit each concert.'

* Music at Oxford
VISITS (to the Website)232
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)253

‘ODOA welcomes everyone interested in pipe organs - organists, builders and listeners - so they can meet to enjoy all aspects of playing, music and building. Most, but not all of our members are players - some just have a keen interest in organs and organ music. Of our playing membership, some are professionals, but more are of moderate competence, always aiming to be just that bit better. Still others are relatively unskilled but pressed into organ playing by churches having no access to a trained organist. All are equally welcome in this very friendly mutually supportive group of like-minded people.’

* Oxford and District Organists’ Association
VISITS (to the Website)99
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)112

‘Are you looking for a summer music course which combines intensive study under experienced coaches with the fun and enjoyment of making music together? Each summer the Oxford Chamber Course offers young string players aged 9–18 the opportunity to sample the special delights and challenges of playing chamber music – and a lot more besides ... There will be a final concert ... in which all the chamber groups from both courses and both chamber orchestras will perform pieces prepared during the week.’ Held Early August.

* Oxford Chamber Course
VISITS (to the Website)71
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)436

Founded 2000: ‘It has evolved and grown in to something that our loyal audiences love and cherish and where there is a real sense of musical home coming.  Each festival and celebration of chamber music has its own unique dynamic and I think Ocmf’s emanates just as much from the musicians as the atmosphere of Oxford’s extraordinary surroundings and rich historic context’. Held Early October.

* Oxford Chamber Music Festival
VISITS (to the Website)251
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)120
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Our concerts are informal. You may pick and choose your preferred events or, with the benefit of a substantial discount, sign up to a season ticket for them all ... Musicians love the Holywell Music Room for its superb acoustic and intimate atmosphere and you'll get close to some of the finest established artists and inspiring young talent: live music at its best.’

* Oxford Chamber Music Society
VISITS (to the Website)104
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)158
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘North Oxfordshire-based musician Chris Windass founded the Oxford Coffee Concerts series in 1986 when he booked the Holywell Music Room for four Sunday morning appearances by his own chamber music group, the Adderbury Ensemble. While that first season attracted audiences of just 35 or fewer, Chris was encouraged enough by the enthusiasm of the people who did make it to those early concerts to put on a second series. Happily, audience numbers started to grow as his group’s fame spread. The frequency of concerts soon increased from fortnightly to weekly and the Adderbury Ensemble’s recitals eventually had to be supplemented with appearances from other celebrated chamber music ensembles and soloists ... Oxford Coffee Concerts continue to take place on Sunday mornings throughout the year in the stunning setting of the Holywell Music Room, the oldest purpose-built concert venue in Europe. And every concert ticket still entitles the holder to a complimentary cup of coffee ...’


* Oxford Coffee Concerts
VISITS (to the Website)11
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)28
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'A unique producer and charity that works to develop and present the highest quality and most innovative new music and sound-based live events, to engage diverse local and national audiences with our work, and to deepen understanding and appreciation of musical cultures from within the UK and worldwide.'


* Oxford Contemporary Music
VISITS (to the Website)122
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)296

‘We are a friendly society for players of the classical guitar who enjoy making music together. Our meetings combine ensemble playing with opportunities for members to give short recitals to a friendly audience.’

* Oxford Guitar Society
VISITS (to the Website)66
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)181
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘The focal point of Oxford Lieder’s year, presenting more than 35 concerts and dozens of other events celebrating the unique art form of song. It is well established as one of the world’s leading song festivals and the biggest in the UK, attracting many of the world’s greatest artists. Oxford Lieder has a mission to re-establish an appreciation of song; the meeting of words, music, languages and artistry that can be so powerful, yet which has been neglected in recent decades ... Oxford Lieder operates year round, promoting other performances and education events in addition to the Festival.‘ Main Festival held Mid October. (Recitals normally held at Wolfson College but also at Fairlight Hall Hastings, East Sussex.)

* Oxford Lieder Festival
VISITS (to the Website)157
Also indexedFairlight Hall
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)190
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘A music, science and arts festival that celebrates culture and human achievements in a truly unique way. The Festival’s ethos of combining the very cutting edge of science alongside world class concerts has for the last eight years attracted visitors from all over the world.’ Held Early May.

* Oxford May Music Festival
VISITS (to the Website)71
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)187

Founded 1974: ‘Participants in the Oxford Music Festival receive a certificate which indicates the level of achievement and a copy of the adjudicator's comments. And, not to forget the competitive element of the festival, certain class winners receive a trophy and in some of the more senior classes there are cash prizes. Every year we have over 500 entries. Each day of the festival is busy, and with so many participants and so many parents and friends, there is a lively and friendly atmosphere - something that helps especially the youngsters overcome any nervousness at performing in public in front of not only parents and friends, but also fellow participants and the adjudicators’.

* Oxford Music Festival
VISITS (to the Website)31
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)41

St John the Evangelist Church is available for hire as a performance venue – for concerts, opera, plays and lectures – as a rehearsal space and for recordings. The adjoining cloister garden can also be used for performances ... SJE Arts is a warm and welcoming venue in the busy Cowley area of central Oxford with good public transport links to the city centre and to London. The church is grade I listed and is renowned for its superb acoustic. Up to 500 people can be seated, depending on the area required for performance space.’

* SJE Arts
VISITS (to the Website)44
Also indexedSt John the Evangelist Church
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)54
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘We are an auditioning chamber choir of about 35 keen amateur singers, performing modern and traditional choral music to a high standard ... Our repertoire is eclectic, featuring both modern and traditional choral music combined innovatively in thematic programmes. We give four concerts a year, three of them in Oxford in some of the city's most beautiful venues.’

+ City of Oxford Choir
VISITS (to the Website)89
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)170
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Oxford’s oldest brass band with a history that dates back to the 1840s. We have three active bands from absolute beginners to our senior band which welcomes experienced players and competes in the National Brass Band Championships ... COSB has been training and encouraging new and improving musicians for over 100 years.  We welcome all ages and all abilities. We also offer free instrument loan and subsidised music lessons. If you live in or near Oxford, or perhaps are coming to University in the new term, and are looking for somewhere to play, get in touch, we’d love to see you ... The Band has a busy schedule performing at local events around Oxfordshire.’

+ City of Oxford Silver Band
VISITS (to the Website)73
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)92
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Held its inaugural performance in August 1999 and continues to promote contemporary choral repertoire, particularly neglected and rarely-performed works ... Membership is derived from students and professionals from around the local area. Turnover is low with only a handful of places available each year. Although not affiliated with The University of Oxford, we structure our performances around the university term, rehearsing weekly during term time and performing around 5 concerts per year ... We are proud of our great working relationships with contemporary composers, but increasing our funding would allow us to do even more to champion contemporary choral music. If you are as passionate about supporting contemporary music as Commotio, we would love you to be our Friend.’

+ Commotio
VISITS (to the Website)43
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)38
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘A community choir in Oxford singing the great choral classics (and much more) for the sheer love of it. We usually put on three concerts a year.’


+ Headington Singers
VISITS (to the Website)12
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)36

‘A twelve to twenty strong street band playing a lively mix of township, jazz, New Orleans & east-european music ... Formed in 2007 for the Cowley Road Carnival in East Oxford, we comprise brass, saxophones, clarinets, and percussion.‘

+ Horns of Plenty
VISITS (to the Website)106
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)100

Founded 1995: ‘A mixed-voice chamber choir of about 35 voices. We are mostly professional people living or working in Oxford who enjoy meeting regularly to sing choral music to a high standard. We give three main concerts a year in and around Oxford, and have performed in all the main Oxford venues ... We perform a wide range of music that spans from the Renaissance to the present day ... but many of our programme choices are early music or 20th century British music ... We host occasional singing days, when we gather with friends of the choir to rehearse and perform a choral work in a local church’.

+ Jubilate Chamber Choir [Oxford]
VISITS (to the Website)102
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)202

‘Based north of Oxford in the village of Kidlington ... Banding in Kidlington has a long history, with references in local newspapers going back to at least 1840. The current band was formed by the merger of two local bands in 1992 ... We are a friendly, sociable Championship Section band who enjoy both the challenge and surprises of contesting and the variety of preparing an entertaining concert program’.

+ Kidlington Concert Brass
VISITS (to the Website)74
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)167
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Magdalen College is one of the oldest choral foundations in England, with an unbroken tradition stretching back to 1480. The Choir retains much the same shape as it had in the fifteenth century, with sixteen boy Choristers (educated at Magdalen College School) and twelve adult Academical Clerks (undergraduates of the College) ... The Choir’s principal role is singing the daily Chapel services, at 6 pm every evening (except Mondays) in Full Term, and every Sunday morning in Term at 11 am ... The Choir also sings at special occasions in College throughout the year, including the famous May Morning celebrations, an ancient tradition dating back to 1509. Beyond the Chapel, the Choir records regularly and performs in concerts and broadcasts to appreciative audiences all over the world.’

+ Magdalen College Oxford Choir
VISITS (to the Website)90
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)190

‘Formed in 1988 and currently has over 50 members aged between 12 and 19 from all around Oxfordshire. MYCO produces one main show per year, alternating between the Oxford Playhouse and one other Oxford theatre.  Shows are staged during the Easter holidays, are always to a professional standard and always sell out!  We also produce a series of concerts during the year where members showcase their vocal talent in solos and small group numbers. MYCO has a family ethos and members participate in all our activities including shows, concerts, fundraising for local charities and workshops ... Lasting friendships are formed and a lifelong passion for the arts is ignited.’

+ Musical Youth Company of Oxford
VISITS (to the Website)93
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)212

Founded 26 November 1379: ‘New College Choir is one of the most celebrated and acclaimed choral groups of the UK. It comprises around thirty voices, including its famous boy choristers. It has been around since the late 14th century, when William of Wykeham set up a choral foundation within his “New” College; since then it has regularly sung chapel services, and continues to do so during the University terms (you can drop into Evensong any night of the week – bar Wednesday – and listen)’.

+ New College Oxford Choir
VISITS (to the Website)154
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)243

‘Founded in 2012, newChoir is a medium-sized ensemble, which tackles a wide and often unusual repertoire of secular and sacred music, with and without accompaniment. We aim for a high standard of music-making and place an emphasis on constant improvement and development, both individual and collective. We provide excellent musical direction, vocal coaching, and well-planned rehearsals. We limit choir numbers to around 40 to increase individual responsibility and to work on creating a well-blended “chamber” sound. We give three public concerts a year, run an annual choral workshop open to non-members, and occasionally take part in other musical events.’

+ newCHOIR Oxford
VISITS (to the Website)63
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)271
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Opus 48 - named in honour of Fauré’s Requiem – is a new [2018] medium-sized choral society for Oxfordshire. We are aiming to recruit around 80 keen singers to be part of this journey with us. Our objective is to deliver moving and beautifully sung concerts in a wide variety of venues, both across Oxfordshire and further afield. At the same time, we plan to organise lots of fun and exciting social activities for our singers. Members will have the chance to sing a wide range of repertoire with top-class soloists and musicians.‘

+ Opus 48 Choir
VISITS (to the Website)51
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)73

‘The Oxford Bach Choir was founded in 1896, and continues to perform classical music concerts from both the classic and modern choral repertoire ... We are Oxford's premier choir with around 160 voices ... Membership of the choir is by audition ... The choir performs three main concerts each season; these take place at the end of the three University terms.‘

+ Oxford Bach Choir
VISITS (to the Website)93
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)152

‘A unique and a very special youth orchestra that gives members the opportunity to perform a solo i.e. a concerto movement, accompanied mainly by strings, harpsichord and a small wind section. School-aged instrumentalists come from a wide area around Oxford and Oxfordshire and are of diploma and Gr. 7/8 standard ... There are three main concerts a year, each with three or four rehearsals per concert. OCO performances are of a high standard and are recorded. If you would like to or know someone who would like to work and play with the Orchestra, we would be delighted to hear from you.’

+ Oxford Concerto Orchestra
VISITS (to the Website)47
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)59

'Oxford’s internationally renowned jazz vocal ensemble. Our stellar mix of black-tie class, charm, and impeccable musicality delights audiences far and wide, and with toe-tapping jazz standards and grooving funk tunes, the Gargoyles will dazzle you with an unforgettable performance.'


+ Oxford Gargoyles
VISITS (to the Website)147
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)214

‘Founded in 1921, is one of Oxford’s leading choirs. We currently have around 140 members but are always on the look-out for new singers. Each year we perform three concerts in Oxford ... covering a diverse range of choral music ... We warmly welcome new members to our friendly and lively choir. As well as preparing and performing three major concerts a year, we enjoy choral training sessions ... to help us develop our singing skills. There are plenty of opportunities to get to know fellow singers in rehearsal breaks and at choir social events.’

+ Oxford Harmonic Choir
VISITS (to the Website)64
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)153
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘A male chorus formed in 2007 from members of the established Wantage White Horse Harmony chorus and new talent from the Oxford area. We sing for pleasure and fun but always welcome the opportunity of sharing our enthusiasm with others through concerts, shows, and special events. The chorus sing in what is termed an a cappella style which basically means singing unaccompanied ... New members are always welcome.’

+ Oxford Harmony
VISITS (to the Website)38
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)90

‘Established in 1998 and formerly known as Oxford Philomusica, the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra occupies a unique position within the UK orchestral landscape. As an orchestra of the highest quality, the Oxford Philharmonic attracts some of the world’s greatest artists to appear in its series at Christopher Wren’s Sheldonian Theatre ... Many achievements to date include extensive annual concert seasons in Oxford, touring performances across the UK and a growing list of international engagements ... Firmly committed to outreach work from its earliest days, its various projects focus on taking music to areas of social and economic disadvantage, including work in special schools and hospitals.’


+ Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra
VISITS (to the Website)113
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)144

‘One of England's best and most exciting chamber choirs. From the “city of dreaming spires”, home of some of the finest choirs in the world, OPMS is in fine company, and we are an integral part of the superb music making that goes on in the town. Since its formation in 1977 ... it has performed hundreds of concerts of music from all periods and of every style. The choir's Christmas concerts are an Oxford tradition, while its large-scale concerts with orchestra in the historic Sheldonian Theatre and elsewhere never fail to attract the best of reviews. At other, smaller, concerts the choir presents a varied programme of music, including many first and second performances and items rarely heard, alongside choral favourites.’

+ Oxford Pro Musica Singers
VISITS (to the Website)32
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)82
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Founded in 1984, we are an amateur chamber orchestra of the highest standard. The orchestra does not have a fixed membership or a permanent musical director. This enables it to engage a wide range of accomplished musicians to direct and play in each concert. Many of our players are involved in music professionally, though not necessarily as performers. We promote four concerts a year and some special projects, and specialise in accompanying choral societies. We organise instrumental workshops, and are involved in twinning concerts, fireworks concerts and concerts for charities.’

+ Oxford Sinfonia
VISITS (to the Website)94
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)159
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Founded 1967: ‘Gives concerts about three times a year ... We are a friendly group of players who enjoy rehearsing and performing a wide variety of orchestral works. Although there are no formal auditions, we aim to perform to a high standard ... Some of our players are accomplished musicians who learnt to play as children or teenagers, while some started learning their instruments as adults, and others resumed their playing after having given up for a while. All welcome the opportunity to play orchestral music, improve their own playing and continue learning about music. We often give opportunities to local young soloists to perform concertos with us and have performed a number of works written by local composers. We also collaborate with groups of singers. We are open to players of all ages, although most of our members are adults’.

+ Oxford Studio Orchestra
VISITS (to the Website)108
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)282
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘The city's principal non-professional large orchestra. We perform three concerts a year and have a growing following with local audiences. Our concerts are programmed to appeal to players and audiences alike. They feature ambitious, interesting and attractive works, providing opportunities to experience larger-scale orchestral masterpieces, some of which are otherwise rarely, if ever, heard in Oxford ... Permanent membership of the orchestra involves four or five concert commitments a year ... with eight weekly rehearsals for each of the main concerts and a couple of rehearsals for engagements. Personal private practice is essential.’

+ Oxford Symphony Orchestra
VISITS (to the Website)78
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)78
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Oxford Youth Choirs are a group of six choirs, including the Oxford Girls' Choir,  for children aged between 4 and 18 ... Formed in 1984 by Richard Vendome, Oxford Girls' Choir is the oldest group of its kind in the UK. Now there are four choirs for girls and boys, starting at age 4. The choirs perform regularly at home and abroad and sing many styles of music, ranging from medieval, through opera to jazz. Former members have gone on to become successful Oxbridge choral scholars, singer-songwriters, opera singers and music theatre artists.’

+ Oxford Youth Choirs
VISITS (to the Website)66
Also indexedOxford Girls’ Choir
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)121

‘The Queen’s College has a strong musical tradition, and the mixed-voice chapel choir of twenty-eight singers is recognised as one of the finest such groups in Oxford and Cambridge .. iincluding some twenty Choral Scholars who are students of the College, Choral Exhibitioners from other colleges, and two professional Lay Clerks ... Its extensive concert schedule involves appearances across the UK and abroad, including work with such professional ensembles as the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, and the Brook Street Band ... Its wide-ranging repertory includes a rich array of music from Renaissance and Baroque masterpieces to contemporary works, including commissions. During the academic year the choir provides the music for regular services in the College’s splendid Baroque Chapel.’

+ Queen’s College Oxford Choir
VISITS (to the Website)43
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)100
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Comprises around thirty singers, most of whom are students at Oxford University. Studying a broad variety of subjects across the Humanities and Sciences, the choir’s members rehearse during term, and regularly perform in Oxford and across the country ... This is the organisation which has given hundreds of young people their first taste of top-quality chamber choir singing; has provided a launch-pad for a succession of gifted conductors and singers; has toured all over the world (recently to countries hardly before visited by British musicians); and has produced an impressive list of recordings which bear eternal witness to the consistent ability – often brilliance - of this ever-changing ensemble.‘

+ Schola Cantorum of Oxford
VISITS (to the Website)50
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)153

‘Oxford amateur orchestra with 50+ members. Four concerts each year of mostly romantic repertoire to high standard ... A feature of the selection of our repertoire is that players generate the suggestions of works to perform. These suggestions are then themed and balanced to make enjoyable concert programmes for audiences and players alike. We try to ensure that each programme includes some technically demanding works, with the intention of stretching and retaining advanced players.‘

+ St Giles Orchestra
VISITS (to the Website)127
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)156
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘A well-established, mixed-voice choir based in North Oxford with around 130 members drawn from the city and surrounding areas. The choir traditionally holds two concerts each season, in January/February and May/June, and aims for a high musical standard ... We are a large and inclusive choir in which members of all standards enjoy singing. Musicianship is fostered with a planned rehearsal schedule, workshops and opportunities to sing in smaller groups. The social side of music-making is also something we enjoy, with regular events, parties, and an annual choir holiday. Everyone should be able to enjoy choral singing and we try to make this happen.‘

+ Summertown Choral Society
VISITS (to the Website)63
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)141

‘A top quality chamber choir based in Oxford ... The Choir sings challenging, mostly a cappella works from the Renaissance through to contemporary, with a continuing focus on excellence in singing and choral technique. As well as performing 4-6 concerts per year in and around Oxfordshire and further afield, the vOx performance calendar includes tours, festivals, recordings and broadcasting.’

+ vOx Chamber Choir
VISITS (to the Website)108
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)180

'The Ashmolean is the University of Oxford’s museum of art and archaeology, founded in 1683. Our world famous collections range from Egyptian mummies to contemporary art, telling human stories across cultures and across time ... Join us for concerts and recitals inspired by the collections.'

@ Ashmolean Museum
VISITS (to the Website)166
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)309
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'This beautiful building is home to a vibrant worshipping community with a rich worshipping tradition and a world famous Cathedral Choir. It hosts a wide range of diocesan events, music, art and drama ... Although Christ Church Cathedral Choir is 500 years old, it is justly famous for the youthfulness of its sound and its daring and adventurous musical programming. Unique in the world as both Cathedral and College choir, the intimate acoustic of its musical home, Oxford’s 12th-century Cathedral, has given it a relationship with early sacred music and the rhythm and vigour of contemporary idioms which is second to none.’


@ Christ Church Cathedral
VISITS (to the Website)346
Also indexedChrist Church Cathedral Choir
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)255
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘A beautiful, modern, and intimate music venue specifically built for chamber music performance and dedicated to the memory of the extraordinary cellist Jacqueline du Pré. The JdP is a part of St Hilda's College, Oxford and is located within its beautiful grounds on the banks of the River Cherwell. St Hilda’s College is committed to sustaining and developing the JdP Music Building as a centre for the learning, teaching, performance, and experience of music at all levels, at all ages, and for people from all backgrounds.’

@ Jacqueline du Pré Music Building
VISITS (to the Website)183
Also indexedSt Hilda’s College Oxford
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)232

‘The Chapel is the main focal point for College music throughout the year, primarily by Keble College Chapel Choir, but also in regular concerts, organ recitals and the annual Keble Early Music Festival takes place each February. The mixed choir is made up of approximately twenty-four voices, including eighteen choral scholars and two organ scholars. We regularly tour, broadcast, perform concerts and record ... The Chapel Organ is a 4-manual Tickell instrument built in 2011. Recently tonally remodelled by Francesco Ruffatti and Fabrizio Scolaro, it has 43 speaking stops, mechanical key action and electric stop action, and is one of the finest and most versatile instruments in the UK ... There is a regular series of organ concerts during term.’

@ Keble College Chapel Oxford
VISITS (to the Website)173
Also indexedKeble Early Music Festival
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)237

‘The Choir of Merton College has established itself as one of Oxford’s leading mixed-voice choirs. The choir consists of 30 undergraduates and post-graduates, many of whom hold choral scholarships at the College. Members of the choir read a wide range of subjects, and some members of the choir are students at other colleges. The main focus of the choir’s work is the singing of the services in Merton College Chapel where, in addition to Choral Evensong, special services such as the Advent, Christmas and Epiphany Carol Services and the Requiem Mass for All Souls have a large following. The choir continues to build its reputation worldwide through numerous international tours, broadcasts and recordings ... In a golden age of organ-building, the College’s new Dobson instrument stands out as exceptional. It is only the third American-built organ sent to the UK since the Second World War, a bold commissioning choice.’

@ Merton College Chapel Oxford
VISITS (to the Website)116
Also indexedPassiontide at Merton
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)213

‘The Theatre is now owned by The Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) who are the biggest theatre owners in the country, owning 40 theatres across the UK. Audiences at the theatre can once again see leading opera and ballet companies, from Welsh National Opera to the English National Ballet, contemporary dance, hit musicals like Chicago and Guys and Dolls, and of course sell-out pop concerts. The venue’s current capacity is 1785 and the building is not listed.’

@ New Theatre Oxford
VISITS (to the Website)79
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)219

‘Opened by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales on 12 May 1897, Oxford Town Hall is a Victorian Grade II* listed building which hosts over 2,000 events throughout the year ... Oxford Town Hall welcomes you to listen and enjoy our world famous Father Willis organ played by the city's finest organists.’  The Events Calendar features a range of other concerts and recitals.

@ Oxford Town Hall
VISITS (to the Website)38
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)93
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Official ceremonial hall of the University of Oxford and venue for concerts, lectures and events ... Constructed between 1664 and 1669 and funded by Gilbert Sheldon, Warden of All Souls College and later Archbishop of Canterbury, the Sheldonian Theatre is the first major design of Sir Christopher Wren. The original roof, hailed as a masterpiece of architectural design, is made up of a series of timber trusses and complicated cross beams supported by braces and screws without any columns.’


@ Sheldonian Theatre Oxford
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Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

St Anne’s College has a vibrant musical life that places outreach and development at the centre of the college’s musical values ... St Anne’s College and the Oxfordshire Music Education Partnership present four unique projects:  St Anne’s Camerata is a unique string orchestra at Oxford (a hybrid of the traditional Oxbridge college choirs), with professionals, scholars, and exhibitioners; Beyond the Dots is an exceptional series of performance events that illuminate music. Events are usually free and always open to the public; The Oxford Conducting Institute provides seminars, workshops, and short courses for conductors; Orchestrate A programme that links University orchestrators with orchestras, choirs, and the Oxfordshire County Music Service, culminating in massed performances in Oxford and London.’

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Also indexedSt Anne’s Camerata | Beyond the Dots | Oxford Conducting Institute | Orchestrate
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Wolfson has grown and evolved over the past 50 years, retaining its founding President Sir Isaiah Berlin’s egalitarian ethos of being “new, untrammelled and unpyramided”. The College officially became Wolfson College in 1966, when it was renamed in honour of Sir Isaac Wolfson, who contributed toward the College’s foundation ... Our online calendar is packed with events, including lectures, concerts, plays, dinners, exhibitions and seminars.’

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