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Keble College Choir

"The excellent choir sings with nuanced harmonic shading and flawless tuning" (Gramophone, May 2018)

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Singing with Keble College Choir provides a unique and varied musical experience, and a solid choral grounding for life. It has been rapidly gaining a reputation as a “stylish collegiate choir” (Early Music Review), and the College's liberal Catholic ethos gives the liturgy and music a distinctive flavour and sound within Oxford.

The choir consists of approximately twenty-five undergraduates and postgraduates, most of whom hold choral awards. Choral scholars at Keble read a wide range of subjects, and some award holders are students at other colleges.

Here is this term's music list.

Hear the choir's recent Choral Evensong for BBC Radio 3 here, and you can listen to extracts of our new CD here.

Prospective candidates for choral and organ scholarships are welcome to sing Evensong with the College Choir on Saturday 28 April. More details here.

Choral award holders all receive regular vocal tuition and masterclasses with distinguished singers and coaches, and a number of them have gone on to sing with groups such as Genesis Sixteen and the Voces8 Scholar whilst beginning to developing their freelance careers.

Choral Award Application Form for 2019/2020 entry

Hugh2During Full Term the choir sings three choral services per week: Sung Eucharist on Sunday at 5.30pm followed by Formal Hall, Evensong on Wednesdays at 6pm, and Sung Compline on Thursdays at 9pm. The choir rehearses every Thursday from 5.15-6.45pm. Then there are additional services during the course of the year, plus involvement in various College events, particularly at Christmas. The choir makes regular appearances outside Oxford; this year we will be performing at the Cheltenham International Festival of Music and the Edington Arts Festival.

We regularly undertake foreign tours and, since 2016, have performed in France, the Czech Republic, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Over the last six months, we have broadcast Choral Evensong twice on BBC Radio 3 and our recent 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".

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

Sundays:
Sung Eucharist at 5.30pm with Keble College Chapel Choir

Mondays-Fridays:
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)