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Summer Term 2024

20th April - 13th July
half-term (no choir) on 25th May and 1st June

End-of-year Party & Performance
Sat 13 July

The choirs meet on Saturday mornings during school term

Musical Mayhem (3 mths - 4 yrs) - Class 1 - 10.15-11.05
Musical Mayhem (3 mths- 4 yrs) - Class 2 - 11.15-12.05
Prep 1 (reception - yr 1) 09.10-10.00
Prep 2 (yrs 2 - 3) 10.10-11.40
Junior Choir (Girls & Boys yrs 4 - 6/7) 09.10-11.00
Senior Boys (low voices) 10.00-11.50
Senior Girls (yrs 6/7 up, including gap year students) 10.30-13.00

Musical Mayhem

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

Prep Choirs

Our Prep Choirs encourage a love of music and singing and develop early musicianship through fun warm ups, singing games and song. Taught by Hannah Rhodes and Lucia Boué, we enjoy singing part songs, rounds and songs from a diverse range of genres and composers. Prep 1 is for children in Reception and Year 1 and Prep 2 is for children in Year 2 and 3. We do introduce notation and teach music theory although all our songs are taught by ear.

Boys' Choirs

Our Boy's Choirs are directed by Colin Ritter Danskin, and provide musical and vocal training for boys aged 7 and above who enjoy singing a wide repertoire. Singers are encouraged to enjoy music and develop their potential in a friendly atmosphere, with sessions including work on ear-training and aural skills, as well as singing from written notation. Voice training methods are the same as those of the girls' choir.

The Boys' Choirs provide a lively alternative to the church music tradition for boys who want to sing, though each year some of our boys go on to win scholarships to college or cathedral choirs.

The choirs meet in the Anna Haxworth Music Building at Cherwell School north site.

Girls' Choirs

Our "Junior Choir" is for girls in years 4 and above, to develop musicianship skills and a love of singing. Girls move into the Senior Choir "Oxford Girls' Choir" when they are confident to do so, normally at year 6 or 7.

Oxford Girls' Choir was formed by Richard Vendome in 1984, and was the first of its kind in England to develop girls' singing as a musical medium in its own right, and not just as a substitute for the adult or the boy's voice. Several former members have gone on to become professional singers or instrumentalists.

Membership is by informal audition. Girls start with a probationary term after one or two free taster sessions. Please contact the Administrator ( or the Musical Director ( if you have any questions.