The Oxford University Chorus is the University’s largest non-auditioning choir. Numbering approximately 50 members, we are committed to bringing together both experienced and first-time singers from all parts of the University and with any (or no) musical background, through the performance of larger scale choral works. The Chorus is regularly joined by Oxford’s finest vocal soloists and orchestral musicians for their termly concerts.
Recent concerts have included: Haydn’s The Seasons, Mozart’s Requiem, Britten’s Saint Nicolas, Haydn’s The Creation, Faure’s Requiem, Handel’s Coronation Anthems, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle, Finzi’s In Terra Pax, Rutter’s Magnificat, and Dvorak’s Stabat Mater. The Chorus performs regularly at the Sheldonian Theatre and the University Church of St Mary the Virgin, as well as at various College Chapels.
How to Join
As Oxford’s premier non-auditioning choir, anyone is welcome to join – enthusiasm and commitment to the weekly rehearsals is of course essential! We are dedicated to performing consistently to the best of our ability, and we value the dedication of our members. You don’t need to be able to read music, as all the notes will be covered in the rehearsal.
OUC appoints a new conductor annually at the end of Trinity term.
For more information on the chorus, contact our secretary Charlotte at firstname.lastname@example.org or our conductor Tristan at email@example.com. You can also join our Facebook group here for rehearsal reminders, forthcoming concert details and more!