Rehearsing for The Armed Man, June 2022
We've Changed Our Name!
Remember how you loved singing at school? Well South Oxfordshire Choir is just the place to find your voice again!
We’ve been around for a while, performing all kinds of gorgeous music as Cranford Choral Society. But now we’ve changed our name – to reach out to singers of all ages and abilities from right across the region.
We’re a friendly bunch, with different levels of ability, and there’s no audition before you join. But while we have a lot of fun, we’re also passionate about getting better. We want to make South Oxfordshire Choir the go-to place for people who love to sing. Why not give us a go…and see if it feels just as good as ever…
And we have a new Music Director - Crawford Wiley
Crawford Wiley, a native of Florida, took his Master's from the Univ. of Notre Dame, studying organ with Craig Cramer, Professor Emeritus, and conducting with the late Dr Carmen-Helena Téllez.
Before taking up his current post as a bass lay clerk in the Christ Church Cathedral Choir, he served for seven years as the Director of Liturgy and Music at St Jude the Apostle in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. Having been a member of the Milwaukee-based ensemble Aperi Animam, as well as the Milwaukee Chamber Choir and the Chant Claire Chamber Choir, since his move to Oxford in 2021 Crawford has sung with the Oxford Schola Cantorum and the Delius Singers. When not sorting music as the choir librarian at Christ Church, he enjoys hiking, reading and poking around churches.
When and Where Do We Meet?
We sing together every Monday from 8 to 9.30 pm, rehearsing for our regular concerts. We have a superb place to meet, and it’s easy to park: The Theatre at Moulsford Prep School OX10 9HR, just outside Wallingford.
Rehearsals restart on Monday 9th January. We will be learning new material for our next concert on Saturday, 10th June in St Mary's Church, Cholsey. Why not try us out in January. There’s no commitment if you don’t enjoy it.