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Community Support

Keble offers a rich cultural environment, one in which every student can enhance existing talents and interests, and develop new ones. Donations directed to Community Support subsidise student activities, clubs, societies, sports teams, those individuals representing the University, the creative arts, exhibitions, concerts, the Chapel and the College Choir.

In addition to maintaining donor support for the wide spectrum of student activities, as part of the 150th Anniversary Campaign we are seeking to raise £1 million to secure the future of music in Keble.

Funded by generous donations from alumni, the Chapel Organ installed in 2011 is one of the finest in the UK. With this wonderful asset, the College Chapel is a focal point for creative music-making throughout the year, primarily by Keble College Chapel Choir, but there are also regular concerts, organ recitals and the annual Keble Early Music Festival.

Our priorities include...

Director of Music

A donation of £600,000 could endow the post in perpetuity.

Choral Scholarships

Keble currently offers 12 Choral Scholarships. The scope is limited as this is funded by the College academic account. We are seeking to increase this number to 18 and to fund this expansion through philanthropy to ensure that Keble can actively compete with the other top choral colleges. A gift of £10,000 would endow one Choral Scholarship.

Vocal Tuition for Choral Scholars

We intend to double the current provision for singing lessons and introduce three vocal masterclasses per year. This requires a significant increase in the budget for singing lessons from the current £930 to £5,000 per year. Purchase of Printed Choir Music An annual gift of £1,000 + Gift Aid would more than double the current funds available for purchasing music for the choir.

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