Lincoln Choir

Lincoln College Chapel Choir

Lincoln Choir

Organ Scholars: James D’Costa (grad. 2014)
Marion Bettsworth (grad. 2015)
Email: The Senior Organ Scholar
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Lincoln College Chapel Choir holds a reputation as one of the finest mixed-voice chapel choirs at the University of Oxford. The choir sings evensong every Sunday, as well as at major church festivals, in the colleges beautiful seventeenth-century chapel. The choir sings challenging sacred music and joining the choir is subject to audition. The organ scholars are always happy to hear of singers interested in auditioning. All members of the choir are entitled to free singing lessons, with acclaimed singing teacher Bronwen Mills, and a three-course dinner after every service. The choir regularly tours both nationally and internationally. Recent tours include: Buckfast Abbey, South Devon (2011); Barcelona, Spain (2011), Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk (2012); Seville, Grenada and Cordoba, Spain (2012); and Leipzig, Weimar and Erfurt, Germany (2013). In 2014 the choir will tour Rome, Italy.

The Choir sings every Sunday with the rehearsal starting at 4pm. There is also a rehearsal on Thursday evenings from 5.45.-7pm. There are occasional mid-week services.

Who can join the choir?
Containing between 20 to 25 members, the choir draws its members from across the university and outside the university. Anyone interested is invited to audition.

Additional Benefits
Free three-course dinner after every service cooked by Lincoln’s famous chefs. Free singing lessons with Bronwen Mills, and a great social life.

Choral Scholarships
Choral Scholars are chosen from singers already members of the choir. Choral Scholars must be members of Lincoln College.

Details of the Organ Scholarships:
Lincoln offers two organ scholarships at any one time. Most organ scholars study music, and Lincoln admits two or three music students each year. Between them, the organ scholars conduct and accompany the choir, select repertoire. and organise concerts, tours and recordings. The organ scholars are encouraged to develop their own interests with the choir, including opportunities for the performance of new music, or music composed for the choir. In addition, the organ scholars play an active role in the college’s thriving musical life. The Hollingsworth Organ Scholar receives £500 per annum while the Junior Organ scholar receives £300 per annum. Both scholars are guaranteed accommodation in college for all three years of their study in two of the best sets the college offers to undergraduates. Each room contains an upright piano, and the organ scholars are able to practise on the college’s fantastic new organ.