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Music in Keble College Chapel

Music in Keble College Chapel

"Very punchy, bags of atmosphere, wonderfully balanced singing" (BBC Record Review, April 2018)


The Chapel is the main focal point for College music-making throughout the year, primarily by Keble College Chapel Choir, but also in regular concerts promoted by the student-run Keble Music Society, organ recitals, and the annual Keble Early Music Festival which takes place each February. The choir consists of approximately twenty-five undergraduates and postgraduates, most of whom hold choral awards. Choral scholars read a wide variety of subjects and a small number come from other colleges.

We regularly undertake foreign tours and, since 2016, have performed in France, the Czech Republic, Hong Kong and Singapore. This year we travel to Uppsala in Sweden and in 2020 we are performing in the main concert series at St Thomas, Fifth Avenue, New York.

We regularly broadcast Choral Evensong on BBC Radio 3 and are due to do so again this coming November 2019. Our 2018 CD recording of the music of William Hayes for CRD Records was described on BBC Record Review as "very punchy, bags of atmosphere, wonderfully balanced singing".

You can listen to extracts of our new CD (below) here and the current music list for Trinity Term can be found here.

CRD cover

For more information about the choir, organ or Choral and Organ Scholarships, please click here for the University's information pages and here for guidance from the Music Faculty. You can also find further information in the following pages. Do feel free to contact the Director of Music at Keble College, Mr Matthew Martin or the Music Administrator, Pippa Thynne.

Our Services in Term
(all services finish in time for dinner in Hall)

Sung Eucharist at 5.30pm with Keble College Chapel Choir

Morning Prayer at 8.15am

Eucharist at 12.15pm (Wednesday) and 6.30pm (Tuesday and Thursday)

Evensong with Keble College Chapel Choir at 6pm (Wednesday)

Evening Prayer at 6.30pm (Monday and Friday)

Sung Compline at 9.00pm (Thursdays only)