Keble Chapel Choir
Richard Dawson (grad.2014)
James Hardie (grad.2015)
Jacob Ewens (grad.2016)
Rory Moules (grad.2017)
Luke Navin (grad.2018)
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Keble College Chapel Choir in Oxford University has existed for about 120 years, singing the weekly services in the College Chapel. They sing sacred music from all eras, focusing especially on music of the nineteenth century but also breaking out into secular song once in a while, and are happy singing music of all ages. They rehearse before each their three weekly services and also have one more rehearsal per week to keep on top of the huge amount of repertoire that they get through. Almost all members of the choir are studying for a degree, either undergraduate or graduate and some others teach or are former members of the College who never wanted to leave the choir. The choir dine together after the Sunday service each week and consider themselves a very sociable group. Keble choir have broadcast a live evensong on BBC Radio 3 and have recorded Duruflé’s Requiem (June 2013). The choir has toured to Poland, USA, South Korea and Japan.
- Sunday Eucharist (practice 3.30, Service at 5.30)
- Wednesday Evensong (practice 5.00pm, Service at 6.00pm)
- Thursday Practice (5.15-6.45)
- Choral Scholars also sing Compline (practice 8.25, service at 9.00pm) on Thursday evening
Who can join the choir?
The choir, consisting of about 24 people, consists of choral scholars and others. All members are auditioned. The choir mostly consists of Keble members, although they also welcome high-quality singers from other colleges.
Dinner is provided free of charge after Sunday evensong.
Keble have 12 choral scholars at any time. Auditions are held mainly in September, although they will also audition interested Freshers in October. Each receive £200 per term.
Details of the Organ Scholarships:
Keble awards one scholarship per year. The scholarships are worth £200 per term, plus organ lessons.