St Edward’s Singers
The St Edward’s Singers is a non-auditioned choir designed specifically for parents, staff, neighbours and friends. After a two year hiatus, we are delighted that we will be singing again from November 2021.
The Choir meets every Friday evening for rehearsals in the Weston Recital Room at St Edward’s School, from 8.00-9.30pm, for two concerts a year with a professional orchestra and school choirs.
Rehearsals start on November 5th and will run to a concert in late January, based upon Howard Goodall’s Eternal Light Requiem. A second concert programme with rehearsals starting in late April will work towards a concert in late June. These will take place in the School’s new 1,000 seater Olivier Hall.
The Choir is run by St Edward’s Director of Music and the Arts, Alex Tester, and the Academic Head of Music, Jack Thompson. This double act will mean singers will benefit from two very different choral training styles, but will be working towards the same aims, with the ability to do more of the sectionals, that were so successful in 2019.
If you would like to sing in the choir, please contact Alex Tester to register. A fee of £10 is payable to sing in the concert. Please do spread the word!
Click below to watch a video of the 2019 season launch:
Founded in 2003 by Neville Creed, the St Edward’s Singers have put on a long series of successful concerts, including Mozart’s Requiem in the Sheldonian and, most recently, a performance of Vivaldi’s Gloria and the Bach Magnificat at St Michael’s Church, Summertown, accompanied by period orchestra Instruments of Time and Truth.