WELCOME TO SUMMERTOWN CHORAL SOCIETY
A well-established, mixed-voice choir based in North Oxford
We are currently Zooming rehearsals from a music studio in North Hinksey Village, involving our Musical Director and Accompanist. But we will be back in our regular venue on May 20, where we can add four singers to the sound members hear at home, for the last four weeks of this term. Having rehearsed Brahms’ Requiem and various ‘Brahms-friendly’ pieces – by Bach, Clara Schumann, Rheinberger and Reger – last term, we are lightening the tone for our summer term. The music has been chosen by our members. For a list, see our Next Rehearsal page. The subscription is £30 for the term (4 February – 20 June). For details, see the 15 January email on our Weekly Notices page. The first evening is free to anyone who wants to give us a trial. Just let our Membership Secretary have your email and we will send you the Zoom link.
Next term we will be singing Handel’s Messiah, starting rehearsals on Thursday 9 September, with a performance early in 2022. We hope to be singing together again then.
In normal circumstances our live rehearsals take place on Thursday evenings, 8-9.30pm, at St Michael’s Church, Lonsdale Road, North Oxford. The current online rehearsals are just one hour, from 8.20-9.20pm. We welcome all voice parts and abilities – to the online rehearsals too. There is no audition.
If you are interested in a cappella singing, have a look at the activities of the long-established and well-travelled Summertown Singers. We have just posted, at the same link, details of a ‘staycation’ in Oxford, between 10 and 15 August, in lieu of the usual trip abroad.
If you would like to receive updates by email about future Summertown Choral Society concerts and events, please join our mailing list, or connect with us on facebook.