Summertown Choral Society singing in a concert with a large, period orchestra.
© M. Chandler

Welcome to Summertown Choral Society!

Summertown Choral Society is a large, friendly, and non-auditioning North Oxford choir, established in 1961. Recent performances have featured works by Bach, Mozart, Haydn and Rossini, as well as new commissions by Grayston Ives, Philip Moore and Andrew Gant.

We have an exciting programme planned for the 2018-19 season. For our winter concert, we will be joined by Instruments of Time and Truth to perform Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610.

Our summer concert will feature the first performance of a new piece written for Summertown Choral Society by Grayston (Bill) Ives. SCS premiered Ives's Songs of Ariel to great acclaim in May 2009, and we are delighted to have the opportunity to work with him again. The programme for this concert also includes Schubert's substantial last Mass (D950), and music by Beethoven, Mozart, and Joseph and Michael Haydn.

The autumn term of rehearsals will begin on Thursday 6th September, at St Michael's Church, Lonsdale Road. New members in all voice parts are always welcome, so if you like to sing, we'd love you to join us!

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