The Cathedral Singers was formed in 1978 to sing the daily services in the Cathedral as invited by the Dean and Chapter when the Cathedral Choir is not in residence. This is usually about 100 services a year.
The choir is drawn from a rota of adult members (aged seventeen and above) who live in and around Oxford. When in residence, the choir meets to rehearse at 5.00 pm for a service at 6.00 pm. Although nearly all of the singers are amateur musicians, and come from all walks of life, the musical standard is excellent.
Its repertoire extends from Renaissance polyphony to twentieth century composers and the choir has released two CDs. The earlier release can be bought online at Classical Recording. The Singers also perform concerts in Oxford and beyond, and often undertake a summer tour. The Cathedral Singers work under the oversight of the Music Sub-Committee of the Dean and Chapter. More details may be found on the Cathedral Singers own website, which may be found by clicking here.
If you are interested in auditioning for the Cathedral Singers, then please contact the Director of Music, John Padley. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org