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The Chapel Choir

Keble College Choir

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Keble College supports a lively and active music foundation centred in and around the largest acoustic space in the city. The College has a mixed choir of approximately twenty-four voices, including eighteen choral scholars and two organ scholars, who take a leading role in the musical life of the Chapel.

The Chapel Choir performs a wide repertoire of liturgical music ranging from the sixteenth century to more contemporary works. Latin polyphony and Gregorian chant feature prominently, and chant-inspired organ improvising and accompaniment add a distinctive flavour to our liberal Catholic liturgy. 
The choir records and broadcasts regularly on BBC Radio 3. Over the past year, the choir has travelled to give concerts in France, the Czech Republic, Hong Kong and Singapore as well as within the UK. The first recording under the new directorship to be made this June will be a survey of the work of William Hayes, sometime Organist of Magdalen College and Heather Professor of Music, for CRD Records.

During Full Term there are three regular 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. A full choir rehearsal takes place each Thursday from 5.15-6.45pm.
Click here for the latest list of sung services and music.

Organ and Choral Scholars are appointed annually following auditions held centrally by the Music Faculty in September.
Choral scholarship applicants should have a good sight-reading facility, an ear for tuning and a keenness to develop vocally both within the choir and elsewhere.
Those interested in the Organ Scholarship should be approaching ARCO and be interested in reading Music at Oxford. Prospective applicants should email the Director of Music, Mr Matthew Martin and more detailed information can be found on the next page.

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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)