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Merton College Girls' Choir

Merton College Girls' Choir

We are recruiting choristers who will be in Year 5 in September 2017, to start in the autumn term. Auditions will be on Saturday 6 May, 10:30am-12:30pm. If you would like to arrange an audition for your daughter, please complete the registration form.

The Merton College Girls’ Choir was established in September 2016; they sang their first Choral Evensong on Wednesday 12 October.

The Director of Music, Benjamin Nicholas, is happy to hear prospective girl choristers (aged 10-15). To make an appointment please complete the registration form or call Deborah Thimbleby, Chapel Administrator, on 01865 616724.


What are the benefits to being a chorister?

  • Singing music by great composers in one of Oxford’s most famous buildings;
  • taking part in services and concerts in Oxford and further afield;
  • receiving lessons from an experienced singing teacher;
  • making friends and getting to know new people with similar interests; and
  • occasional opportunities to sing with the undergraduate College Choir.

This is an entirely free opportunity: robes, singing lessons and refreshments are all provided.

What is the time commitment?

  • Monday: 4:45pm-6:00pm Rehearsal (refreshments available from 4:30pm)
  • Wednesday: 4:45pm-5:55pm Rehearsal; 6:15pm-6:50pm Evensong

These are the core duties during school term. The choir will have occasional extra commitments during the Christmas and Easter holidays, for which advance notice will always be given.

Do I have to be religious?

There is no requirement to have experience of Anglican worship or traditions but families need to be comfortable with the Chapel’s Christian ethos and that the choir will lead both the said and sung parts of the service.


For further information, please contact Deborah Thimbleby, Chapel Administrator, on 01865 616724.

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