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

The Choir has 150 singing members and performs with professional orchestras and soloists in the splendour of Christopher Wren’s Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford.

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


Auditions for the 2019-20 season are being held on the following dates: 23 August; 2, 3, 13, 14, 27 September; and 4, 7 October. There are vacancies in all voice parts, but tenors and basses are particularly welcome. Early requests to audition are encouraged.

Prospective members are warmly invited to join us for an Overview of the 2019-20 Season given by our Musical Director, Benjamin Nicholas, on 23 September, and to an Open rehearsal on 30 September.

Further details about auditioning and the above events are available on the Join Us page.


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2019-2020 season launched...

After a triumphant end to the choir's 2018-19 season with a rare performance of Handel's oratorio Athalia to celebrate the Sheldonian's 350th birthday, we're delighted to announce our new season commencing Michaelmas term 2019. An exciting programme of concerts opens with Elgar's Dream of Gerontius followed by Beethoven's Missa Solemnis in March 2020 and closes in the June with a performance of Scarlatti's Stabat Mater and Vaughan Williams' Mass in G minor - not forgetting of course, our ever popular Carols for All this December. Full details and how to book tickets go to our Concerts webpage. Download a copy of our new season brochure.