The Chapel Choir
Keble College supports a lively and active music foundation, directed by Matthew Martin, and this is centered in and around the largest acoustic space in the city. The College has a mixed choir of approximately 24 voices, including around 12-16 choral scholars and 3 organ scholars, who take a leading role in the musical life of the Chapel. This academic year has seen an increase in the number of external engagements. In July 2016 we performed three concerts in France (Isère), and trips to Hong Kong/Singapore and the Czech Republic are in the diary for the coming year as well as a number of concerts within the UK. A recording and broadcasts are also planned for later in 2017.
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 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.
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, and more detailed information can be found on the next page.