Since September 2010, Magdalen College (founded in 1458) has had a second choir – Magdalen College Consort of Voices – which sings on Saturdays in Full Term.
The Consort of Voices offers opportunities to women students to sing in the Chapel on a weekly basis. Indeed, Magdalen was the first choral foundation to offer women the opportunity to sing officially as part of the Chapel music programme.
The Academical Clerks of the College Choir sing alongside sopranos from amongst the student body. The Academical Clerks are undergraduates at the College, reading for degrees in a variety of subjects.
The Magdalen College Choir is one of the three foundation choirs within the University of Oxford. It was founded in 1480 with provision made in the statutes for 16 singing boys, eight Academical Clerks and four chaplains.