Headington Singers is a community choir in Oxford singing the great choral classics (and much more) for the sheer love of it. We usually put on three concerts a year. Follow the links above to read about forthcoming concerts or how to join us.
Back on song in September 2021!
We expect to resume our rehearsals on Tuesday 7 September 2021 – you’ll find more information on the Notice board page.
We are sorry that we’re unlikely to be able to enroll new members this term owing to the restrictions on numbers but if you’re looking for a choir to join, please ask to join our waiting list. Contact details here.
Meanwhile enjoy news of choir members and musical finds in our weekly blog Choir in the time of corona virus.
Summer concert 2019 : My spirit sang all day …
A lovely programme of songs with piano accompaniment, our concert, My spirit sang all day, included the world premiere of Jill Elliott’s Cantico. We were thrilled that Jill wrote the piece specially for us – she hears us on a regular basis as she plays the viola in our orchestra.
Cantico is sub-titled ‘an exploration of Laudes Creaturarum’ by Francis of Assisi and each movement offers praise to God in the form of hymns from Brother Sun, Sister Moon, Brother Wind and so on. Jill has explored each of the sounds – the rush of wind, the crackle of fire, the sudden sparkle of stars, the ring of bells …. It’s an amazing work (if challenging to sing!) and we hope it gets a wider audience. With grateful thanks to Jill, here are a few clips to give you a flavour of the work (the soprano soloist is Megan Hooper): Brother Wind, the opening chorus, Brother Sun.