Welcome to Oxford Youth Choirs

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Will Harmer as Director of Boys' Voices and accompanist to the Senior Girls' Choir. He succeeds David Palmer who has moved to London to continue his studies.

Will comes from Cambridge and has a first class degree in music from Worcester College, Oxford, where he was a choral scholar. He works as a teacher, composer, pianist and singer. His "Voyage of the Soul" was commissioned by the BBC Singers in 2019 to mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landings.

We are now expanding our work with boys' voices, to include with a joint session for older boys and senior girls. Please spread the word!

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Oxford Youth Choirs is a group of six choirs, including the Oxford Girls' Choir, for children aged from 1 - 18. We meet on Saturday mornings in Oxford at the Cherwell School North Site. Promoting musical diversity, we perform a range of music from jazz to opera. Our ethos is excellence for all - every choir member is encouraged and supported to be the best singer and musician they can be.

In the words of our patron, opera singer and composer Roderick Williams OBE

"I have seen the choir grow from strength to incredible strength and have worked alongside them in opera, concert, jazz and dance, in London, across the UK and abroad - this is no ordinary choral training!"

As part of our COVID RECOVERY plan we are recruiting for the school year 2021-2022:

For younger children

  • MINI MUSIC Toddler Class for children aged 0-4, led by early-years teacher Monica Nelson. BOOK HERE to register. See Monica's playlist of FREE sing-a-long sessions HERE.
  • Prep Choir (from age 4), led by Hannah Rhodes and Lucia BouĂ©. With fun warmups, interactive games and songs, we will introduce children to elements such as pitch, rhythm and dynamics.

Intermediate

  • Junior Girls
  • Junior Boys

Senior

  • Senior Girls
  • Senior Boys (with individual coaching for the developing voice - please email for details)