Keble College Chapel Choir

Keble College Chapel Choir
Keble College Chapel Choir

About Keble College Chapel Choir

Keble College Chapel Choir is one of the finest mixed chapel choirs in Oxford.

It is led by the highly regarded choral and orchestral conductor Paul Brough with a schedule that strikes an attractive balance between a manageable commitment and maintaining a very high standard.

During 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 6.00pm, and Sung Compline on Thursdays at 9.00pm.

The choir rehearses every Thursday from 5.15pm to 6.45pm. Then there are additional services during the year, plus involvement in various College events, particularly at Christmas.

The choir also sings a morning service on the chapel roof and Eucharist on Ascension Day in Trinity Term. Outside of this, the choir sings for reunion ‘gaudy’ services, weddings, concerts, and tours. Recent tours have included Hong Kong and Singapore, the Czech Republic, France and Sweden.

Boasting the largest acoustic in Oxford, Keble College’s striking neo-gothic chapel is perhaps the grandest ecclesiastical space in Oxford to sing in, and it offers a brilliant experience for students to be part of music-making at the highest level.

The chapel is also home to one of Oxford’s finest organs, built by Kenneth Tickell, and it hosts recitals from distinguished organists throughout the year.

The choir welcomes singers from throughout the University; those interested in joining should email the Director of Music to arrange an audition, whose address can be found on the Contact page.

The choir have a YouTube channel with a variety of musical (and non-musical) content, and you can follow the choir’s latest news on Twitter and Facebook.

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