Welcome to Oxford Youth Choirs

Announcement - Applications open for new musical director

The Trustees wish to appoint a successor to Richard Vendome, founder and Director of Oxford Girls' Choir and of Oxford Youth Choirs, who will be retiring in July 2024 after 40 years. The Musical Director leads a team of talented teachers, and the role combines elements of artistic and musical direction, as well as operational oversight.

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Applications with a CV and short covering letter should be sent to director@oxfordyouthchoirs.org.uk and received by 29th March 2024.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview and audition on 27th April 2024

We are committed to the principles of equal opportunities, diversity and inclusion; we strongly encourage candidates of all different backgrounds to apply.

CLICK HERE for the Members Area to access practice videos, rehearsal scores, and OYC policy documents.

Oxford Youth Choirs is a group of six choirs, including the Oxford Girls' Choir, for singers aged from 1 - 19. 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!"

For younger children

  • Musical Mayhem is a lively sing-along music class for babies and toddlers from 3 months to four years, with puppets, percussion games & parachute play. There are two sessions, at 10.15am & 11.15am. Drinks & biscuits included.

Booking links:
10.15am Booking Link
11.15am Booking Link
For more information, please email Musical Mayhem teacher Monica Nelson at monica@musicalmayhemuk.co.uk

  • Prep Choir (from age 4), led by Hannah Rhodes and Lucia Boué. With fun warmups, interactive games and songs, we will introduce children to elements such as pitch, rhythm and dynamics.


  • Junior Girls and Junior Boys, led by Margaret Lingas


  • Senior Girls, led by Amy Chang and Margaret Lingas
  • Senior Boys (with individual coaching for the developing voice - please email for details), led by Colin Ritter Danskin

Listen to Oxford Girls' Choir singing "Set me as a seal" by Roderick Williams