Oxford Prep Choir

prepconcert03-02The Oxford Prep Choir, formed in 1996, is our starter choir for boys and girls aged 4 - 7. There are no auditions - the thirty or so children are encouraged to enjoy music and develop their potential in a friendly atmosphere. Some of the boys go on to win choristerships to collegiate or cathedral choirs, and others progress to our Oxford Boys' Choir. Most of the girls move up to the Oxford Girls' Junior Choir at the age of eight.

The choir meets on Saturday mornings during school term from 9.15 -10.15 (junior class) and 10.30-12.00 (senior class) in the Anna Haxworth Building at Cherwell School. The sessions are structured but informal, and are run by two early-years music specialists, Camilla Stephenson and Sophie Reynolds, with the help of students from the senior choir.

Within this framework we explore a variety of musical styles, concepts and themes, drawing from both traditional repertoire and other less familiar sources. During the morning the children have the opportunity to work both together and in groups, to allow further development of their aural and other musical skills. The Prep Choir gives a short concert at the end of each term.

For information about enrolling please click here for details.




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