The St Edward’s Singers is a non-auditioned choir designed specifically for parents, staff, neighbours and friends

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t usually meets on Friday evenings and rehearses in the Weston Recital Room for two concerts a year (October and April) – given in the Chapel or St Michael’s Church, Summertown – with a professional orchestra and school choirs. Founded in 2003 by Neville Creed, Director of Cultural Activities, programmes have included Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Verdi’s Requiem, Walton’s Belshazzar’s Feast, Orff’s Carmina Burana and Handel’s Messiah. Click here for details of works performed.

The St Edward’s Singers gave highly successful performances of Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb and Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms in their full orchestral versions on Sunday 22nd April. There most recent project was a very warmly received performance of Haydn’s Creation on Sunday 14th October in St Michael’s Church, Summertown. The concert was performed in collaboration with The Instruments of Time and Truth – Oxford’s world-class period instrument ensemble – and was in support of the FairPlay Campaign for Climate Justice running from July to December 2018 in north Oxford.

The next concert will be Mozart’s Requiem – the Barenreiter Edition. This will form part of the School’s Gaudy celebrations and take place in the Sheldonian on Thursday 4th July at 7.30pm, and will include a performance of Mozart’s Horn Concerto by one of the pupils.

Rehearsals

Rehearsals will all take place between 7.30 and 9.00pm unless otherwise stated and will take place in the Chapel this term owing to pupil exam schedules.

Friday 26th April
Friday 3rd May
Friday 17th May
Friday 7th June
Friday 14th June
Friday 28th June
Thursday 4th July 3.30 – 5.30pm rehearsal and 7.30pm performance in the Sheldonian

If you would like to sing in the choir, please contact Neville Creed creedn@stedwardsoxford.org to register. A fee of £10 is payable to sing in the concert.

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