Churchill Choir aims to provide an opportunity for college members to enjoy singing a wide range of works for choir to a high standard. Founded in 2004, the choir performs a wide range of music, both sacred and secular, from Tudor motets to arrangements of jazz standards and pop songs. The choir prepares music for a concert each term, usually performed in the recital room in the Music Centre. Conductors are all members of the choir, and the opportunity to conduct is open to all singers.
Members of Churchill Choir contribute in many other ways to the musical life of the college. These include singing at various college occasions, often with members of the Chapel Choir, such as memorial services or college feasts as well as small-group singing opportunities such as madrigal evenings.
Information for Prospective Members
Churchill Choir welcomes new singers at any time in the academic year, but particularly at the beginning of term. We rehearse every Wednesday evening from 7pm - 9pm, with a break for biscuits and squash. Socialising between members of the choir is important, and hence rehearsals have an informal atmosphere. We also organise social events, including a choir dinner once a term.
New members can just come along to rehearsals, there’s no need to audition. An ability to sight-sing is not essential and neither is choral experience, but you should be able to read music. It’s best to start at the first rehearsal of term, but you won’t be turned away if you start later on. Future and past repertoire can be found at the bottom of this page.
For further information, or to join the choir, contact the Choir Director, Jonathan Schranz, on firstname.lastname@example.org.
19th May 2012 – Recital Room, Churchill College
Vaughan Williams - Five English Folk Songs
Saint-Saens – Calme Des Nuits
Joel – And So It Goes
Bennet - Weep, O mine eyes
Morley - Fyer, fyer!
12th March 2012 – Recital Room, Churchill College
Whitacre – Sleep
Purcell – Dido’s Lament (from Dido and Aeneas)
Bruckner – Os Justi Meditabitur
John/Zimmer – Circle of Life (from The Lion King)
Tallis – If ye love me
28th November 2011 – Recital Room, Churchill College
Extracts from Vivaldi – Gloria
Gardiner – Tomorrow shall be my dancing day
Handel – Hallelujah Chorus from ‘Messiah’
Elgar – My love dwelt in a northern land
5th November 2011 – Chapel at Churchill College
A joint concert with the choir of Trinity College, Oxford
Vivaldi – Gloria
Barber – Agnus Dei