Oxford Harmonic Choir is a friendly, thriving choral society performing an extensive repertoire of choral works in major Oxford venues. It has a distinguished history of making music in Oxford and will celebrate its centenary in 2021.
They are a mixed amateur choir of about 125 people of all ages, supported by professional musicians: an experienced conductor and accompanist, Robert Secret and David Langdon, the Orchestra of Stowe Opera and excellent professional soloists.
Currently, they put on three concerts a year with professional soloists and orchestra, usually in the Sheldonian Theatre or the Oxford Town Hall. The performances start at 7.30pm. Doors and venue box office open at 7.00pm.
Our concerts generally feature the great choral works of the classical repertoire, but we also present less well-known pieces that deserve to be heard more often. Most recently, on 30 November 2019, we put on a performance of Max Bruch’s oratorio Odysseus, which was enthusiastically received by the audience in the Town Hall.
They also aim to showcase new talent and have worked with many exciting young performers, for example, soloists from the Royal Academy of Music in association with the Josephine Baker Trust.
Oxford Harmonic Choir began life in 1921 as the Iffley Glee Club.