Welcome back! This term's rehearsals will be continuing online — we will be holding weekly rehearsals via Microsoft Teams (say goodbye to drafty church rehearsals!)
Rehearsals will be held on Wednesdays from 7pm to 8:30pm, and we will email a meeting link a couple days beforehand. If you're not on the mailing list, sign up here!
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We are The Oxford Singers, a choir for popular and contemporary music. The group takes on pop, funk, rock anthems, jazz, musical theatre, film music and much more. In the decade since its formation, The Oxford Singers has brought together hundreds of singers of a variety of experience levels. With friendly and light weekly rehearsals, we aim to make music together, build confidence, and above all have fun!
Open to All
The Oxford Singers is, and always will be, open to anyone who likes to sing. We do not hold auditions or require any former choral experience. Our members all have different levels of ability and experience, and we are accessible and fun for singers at any level. Members don’t need to be able to read music as we learn all of our songs by ear, although sheet music is always provided. We welcome Oxford University students, Oxford Brookes students, ex-students and non-students.
Choir rehearsals are usually on Wednesdays from 7pm to 8:30pm, and are being held on Microsoft Teams for the time being. This will be subject to change, and our mailing list and Facebook page should have the details of any changes. All rehearsals are open to potential new members, so feel free to come and join the fun at any time!
The Oxford Singers only rehearse during Oxford University term times, and this year, we will be preparing for song recordings at the ends of Michaelmas (winter) and Hilary (spring) terms. If the situation improves by spring, we hope to hold a concert at the end of Hilary. In Trinity (summer) term we usually have more relaxed rehearsals and no concert, to allow for the added stress of exams for our student members.
The Oxford Singers perform a wide variety of popular music, and we are always open to new song suggestions. We sing a mixture of piano accompanied and a Capella songs. For members who are interested in arranging music, we can provide feedback and even sing your arrangements in choir! A large portion of our repertoire was arranged by current and former members.
The Oxford Singers usually hold large concerts each Michaelmas and Hilary term, showcasing a variety of performances from choir members, including the Small Ensemble and solo performances.
We are also proud of our enjoyable and successful tradition in previous years of busking for charity during Trinity term. During the summer, we take to the streets of Central Oxford to raise money for our nominated charity. Each year The Oxford Singers fundraise several hundred pounds for charities including Cancer Research UK, the Against Malaria Foundation, and Oxfordshire Mind.
The Oxford Signers committee are involved with organising and running the choir behind the scenes. New committee members are always welcome - even if all official roles are filled, there is always a way for members to help out. Check out our role descriptions here. Our current Committee members are:
- President / Manager: William Hung
- Treasurer / Web Master: Cara Higgins
- Publicity Officer / Tech Officer: Martin Parker
- Musical Director: Kelly van Eerde
- Pianist: Cleo Kwan