David Crown Musical Director

Announcing our new Music Director


Oxford Bach Choir is delighted to announce the appointment of David Crown as our new Music Director. David succeeds Nicholas Cleobury, and takes up the position for the 2016/2017 season. <<< READ MORE >>>

Come & Sing


Saturday 5 November 2016
A Sea Symphony


Conductor: Paul Spicer


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Oxford Bach Choir


Founded in 1896, the Oxford Bach Choir is considered to be one of the best large amateur choirs in the UK.


With 150 auditioned singing members drawn from the city of Oxford, the universities and the county of Oxfordshire, the Choir performs with professional orchestras and soloists in the splendour of Christopher Wren’s Sheldonian Theatre.


Oxford Bach Choir is under the musical directorship of David Crown.


Please use our website to find out more about the Choir, our concerts, buying tickets and how you can get involved.



Oxford Bach Choir invite pupils of Bloxham School Chapel Choir to perform Vaughan Williams'  Five Mystical Songs at St Mary's Church, Bloxham on Saturday 19 November 2016 Belshazzar's Feast, William Walton.  Perforned by Oxford Bach Choir on Sunday 27 November 2016 Come and Sing A Sea Symphony by Ralph Vaughan Williams conducted by Paul Spicer Carols for All at the Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford.  Saturday 17 December 2016 J S Bach Mass in B Minor - Sheldonian Theatre Oxford, Sunday 5 March 2017 David Fanshawe African Sanctus.  Bob Chilcott Little Jazz Mass performed by Oxford Bach Choir Saturday 17 June 2017 at The Church of St John the Evangelist, 109A Iffley Road, Oxford 1EH

Your invitation to our



We would like to attract new singers. Come along to one of our open rehearsals and meet us.

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


Would you like to sing in the only choir based in Oxford which performs with top-class, professional orchestras such as the Philharmonia, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and London Mozart Players?


Would you like to sing in a choir which works with some of the best soloists around including James Gilchrist and Roderick Williams?

If you are thinking of joining a choir in Oxford, then singing with the Oxford Bach Choir is a wonderfully rewarding experience, so do come along to one of the open rehearsals and see what you think!


Open rehearsals take place on Monday 3 October 2016 and Monday 10 October 2016, at the Newman Room, Catholic Chaplaincy, The Old Palace, St Aldates Oxford OX1 1RD.  See map HERE.


Please arrive by 7.15 pm for a 7.30 pm start. Auditions will be held in the first two weeks of October.

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If you would like any further information, or to arrange an audition, please email Verena Heise, our Membership Secretary, at membership@oxfordbachchoir.org and we look forward to welcoming you.

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