Oxford’s premier mixed voice choir
RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS’ 150th ANNIVERSARY CONCERT
The Oxford Bach Choir returns to the Sheldonian Theatre on Saturday 3rd December, in an evening of music to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Ralph Vaughan Williams, a composer with whom the Choir had a long and deep association. The concert will include a talk on the music of Ralph Vaughan Williams by Professor Dan Grimley from Oxford University, and Merton College Girl Choristers will join the Oxford Bach Choir in Sancta Civitas. Benjamin Nicholas will conduct. You can read more about this concert by clicking on the link below.
SING WITH THE CHOIR!
We will be recruiting to all voice parts in the autumn! If you would like the thrilling experience of singing with one of the UK’s foremost large choirs, we would like to hear from you. Please send a note to our membership secretary firstname.lastname@example.org; or look at the Join the Choir! section of the website.
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WATCH OUR ONLINE CONCERT FROM THE SHELDONIAN THEATRE
Our concert of French choral music from the Sheldonian Theatre on Sunday 19th September, the first in our 125th Anniversary Season, can be seen free at www.positivenote.co.uk/oxford-bach-choir. Oxford Bach Choir was conducted by Benjamin Nicholas, and Robert Quinney was the organist. Rebecca McNaught (cello), Lila Chrisp (mezzo) and Ben Davies (bass) were soloists in Duruflé mid-20th century, Requiem. The concert began with Fauré, Cantique de Jean Racine, and includes the Oxford Professor of Poetry, Alice Oswald, reading a sonnet by John Donne and reflecting on the impact of the pandemic. This was a fundraising concert for Oxford hospitals.