Welcome to Oxford Youth Choirs

Announcement - Job Opportunity - Accompanist for Prep Choirs

Oxford Youth Choir's Prep Choirs are seeking an accompanist to play for weekly rehearsals, concerts and workshops, and to assist with musical direction as required.

The successful candidate will be:
- a confident sight reader with a broad range of keyboard skills
- be able to assist the musical learning and engagement of children aged 4 - 7

Time: 9.15 - 11.45 on Saturdays during the school term
Location: Cherwell School North Site, Summertown, OX2 7EE

Rate: £25/hr with additional fees for public performances

DBS clearance is required for this position, as is compliance with the OYC Child Protection Policy and Code of Practice. The choir will pay for the DBS check. Applicants must be aged 18 years or older.

To apply, please send a CV and brief expression of interest to Colin Danskin: admin@oxfordyouthchoirs.org.uk

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