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Would you like the thrill of singing with a mixed voice choir that has a great choral tradition going back over 100 years?


If you are thinking of joining a choir in Oxford, then singing with the Oxford Bach Choir is a wonderfully rewarding experience.  As a singing member you will have the chance to rehearse and perform with one of the most respected amateur choirs in the UK.


You will meet like-minded people who share your interest in music and have an opportunity to experience singing with professional conductors, orchestras and soloists.



We are always keen to find new members in all voice parts who:
  • Have previous choral experience
  • Are confident and competent singers
  • Have reasonable sight reading
  • Will be able to commit to three main concerts each season
  • Will be able to attend rehearsals which take place in Oxford mainly in Oxford terms


More information...

For more information about joining Oxford Bach Choir please contact Liz Greenlaw, our membership secretary, by email:



The Choir usually performs at least four concerts a year, which includes works by Bach but also music ranging from the well know choral works to the more unusual and challenging commissions. Concerts are usually held in the Sheldonian Theatre in central Oxford, but also from time to time in the Town Hall and in St John the Evangelist Church, Iffley Road.


Additional events


Oxford Bach Choir is often asked to sing at functions such as weddings and memorial services. Smaller groups from within the Choir are formed for this purpose. Foreign trips are arranged from time to time, and recently members went to Belgium, Portugal and Göttingen in Germany.


Occasionally we are invited to join with other choirs. Recently we have sung with the Choir of St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle and Merton College Choir in Oxford.




Audition are normally taken by our musical director. They are friendly sessions and consist of simple scales and arpeggios to test for range and quality, aural assessments for pitch and rhythm, singing a short piece of your own choice, and a little sight reading.


Rehearsal information


Rehearsals take place on Monday nights 7.30 pm – 9.45 pm during full term. There will usually be a rehearsal on Bank Holiday Mondays in the summer term and a Saturday rehearsal or a concert 'run-through' prior to each concert.


Venue: Wesley Memorial church, New Inn Hall Street, Oxford OX1 2DH



Concert information


There are currently three main concerts each season, which will take place on either a Saturday or Sunday of 7th or 8th week. We will occasionally perform preview concerts in the week prior to our main concert, working with a local school as part of our outreach programme.


There is also a Christmas Carols for All concert in which we encourage all members to take part.


We are also asked to take part in other events from time to time, or to sing in concerts where we join with other choirs, These might involve the whole choir or just a section and are usually, but not exclusively, out of term time.

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