Founded in 1995, we are a friendly, non-auditioned choir of about 40 men and women. Our members include people of all sorts of musical ability - some read music well and have lots of experience, some have experience but don't read music at all and others are much newer to choral singing and are still learning. We are an informal group who like to have a bit of fun at rehearsals but we still undertake some very serious works - as you can see from the list of previous concerts - and we do achieve quite a decent standard of performance despite our apparent lack of seriousness!
We meet once a week on Monday evenings to rehearse for an hour and a half from 8.00 - 9.30pm.
We are a registered charity (number 1114655).
Our Music Director - Benjamin Sheen
We are delighted that Benjamin Sheen joined us in June 2022 as our new conductor.
Benjamin, recently appointed sub-organist at Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, UK, is one of the UK’s brightest young organists. Hailed as ‘brilliant' by the New York Times, he is the 2013 winner of the Pierre S. du Pont first prize in the inaugural Longwood Gardens Organ Competition and received second prize and the Jon Laukvik prize at the St. Alban’s International Organ Competition 2013. Before moving back to Oxford in January of this year, he spent seven years in New York City working at the world-famous Saint Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue.
Benjamin began his musical career as a chorister for six years at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London and gained a music scholarship to Eton College. He holds degrees from the University of Oxford and the Juilliard School, and is also a prize-winning Fellow of the Royal College of Organists and the 2011 recipient of the Silver Medal from the Worshipful Company of Musicians.
Benjamin is a regular conductor of the Christ Church Cathedral Choir in services and live broadcasts from the cathedral. He has regularly trained, rehearsed and conducted many choirs including being the assistant conductor for the Oxford Bach Choir, a chorus of more than 100 singers.