The College Choir is made up of about twenty five undergraduate and graduate students, and occasionally members of staff. It is run by junior members who plan a programme of services and concerts each year, under the overall responsibility of the Chaplain. The College Choir is led by Tom Chapman who is also a Lay Clerk in the Cathedral Choir. The College Choir is great fun, both musically and socially.
The Cathedral is our College Chapel, and the Choir are privileged to have such a wonderful venue in which to sing. They take a regular part in the worship of the Cathedral by singing Evensong most Mondays in term time, as well as singing at services specifically for the college. They are rewarded with free drinks and dinner in Hall after the service, but the music and the social life which revolves around it are the real reward for those who sing. Auditions are held at the start of Michaelmas term for anyone who would like to join, but can be arranged at any time.
In the last few years the College Choir has sung at St Paul's, Salisbury, Coventry, Winchester, Canterbury, Hereford, Lincoln, Lichfield, Truro, Gloucester and Worcester Cathedrals, as well as at Trinity College Cambridge, Westminster Abbey, St George's Chapel, Windsor and Tewksbury Abbey. These services give us a valuable opportunity to contribute to the worship of the wider church. Last summer we went on tour to Christ Church and St Patrick's Cathedrals in Dublin for a week and had a great time singing Evensong and at the Sung Eucharist there, as shown in some of the images above.
If you are interested in joining the College Choir
please contact the Director, Thomas Chapman - firstname.lastname@example.org
or the College Choir Manager, Lauren Burton: email@example.com
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