Come and Join Us!

Summertown Choral Society gives two concerts a year, generally in January/February and May/June, in North Oxford venues. The year consists of two terms, and runs from early September to May or June, with short breaks for Christmas and Easter.

Joining SCS

Summertown Choral Society welcomes new members of all ages, voices, and abilities. There is no audition. Just come along and sing with us in a rehearsal before deciding whether you'd like to join. The first rehearsal of the new term is on Thursday 16th February 2017; we will be registering new members for several weeks after this.

Programme for the 2016-17 season

Winter concert: Saturday 4th February at St Andrew's Church Linton Road

With Instruments of Time and Truth

  • Bach: Christmas Oratorio (parts 4-6) and Lobet den Herrn
  • Buxtehude: 'Ad ubera portabimini' from Membra Jesu nostri

Summer concert: Saturday 10th June at St Andrew's Church, Linton Road

  • Puccini: Messa di Gloria
  • Verdi: 'Va, pensiero' from Nabucco
  • Purcell: Dido's Lament and 'With drooping wings' from Dido and Aeneas
  • Mozart: 'Agnus Dei' from the Coronation Mass; 'Laudate Dominum' from Vesperae solennes de confessore, K339; and the Voyagers' Chorus from Idomeneo
  • Wagner: the Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin
  • Berlioz: the Shepherds' Farewell from L'enfance du Christ
  • Joseph Parry: 'Y Cychod ar yr Afon'

Rehearsal time and venue

Rehearsals take place on Thursday evenings from 8.00-9.30pm in the Church of St Michael and All Angels, Summertown.

Membership fees

Membership costs for the 2016-17 season are £120 for the year or £65 per term. This includes music hire. The annual subscription is waived for those under 30 and is half-price for full-time students over the age of 30, and may be waived or reduced for members in financial hardship.

Please contact our membership secretary if you have any queries.