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.
Corona virus and us 2020
We’re sorry to say that our programme is on hold until further notice but we’ll be back!
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.