Led by the highly regarded choral and orchestral conductor Christopher Bucknall, the Chapel Choir at Keble is one of the finest mixed chapel choirs in Oxford. Its schedule strikes an attractive balance between a manageable commitment and maintaining a very high standard. During term time, the weekly routine consists of services on Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday evenings with a rehearsal before each. The choir also sings a morning service on the chapel roof and Eucharist on Ascension Day in Trinity Term. Outside of this, the choir sings for reunion ‘gaudy’ services, weddings, concerts, and tours. Recent tours have included Japan, Korea, the United States and Sweden.
Boasting the largest acoustic in Oxford, Keble College’s striking neo-gothic Chapel is an incredible space to sing in, and offers a brilliant experience for students to be part of music making at the highest level. The choir welcomes singers from throughout the University; those interested in joining should email the Director of Music to arrange an audition, whose address can be found on the Contact page.
The chapel is also home to one of Oxford’s finest organs, built by Kenneth Tickell, and hosts recitals from distinguished organists throughout the year.
The chapel choir can be heard at the following times throughout term: