Junior Choir

Junior Choir Calendar

Junior Choir is an activity at St Nicholas’ Church for young people (boys and girls) aged 7 – 15 years. Started in autumn 2010, the choir has already achieved high standards with some of our choristers also singing in other choirs or singing groups within the Oxford area or beyond.

Choir conduct practice

We practise every week on Friday evenings from 6.00pm until 6.45pm. All choristers sing at one service a month: usually the Parish Communion on the third Sunday at 10.00am plus some extra services to mark special celebrations. The more experienced choristers (those who have achieved their Light Blue medals) also sing at the Evensong service on fourth Sundays at 6.00pm.

Choir in robes

The choristers sing alongside the main adult choir but usually sing an anthem on their own at Parish Communion. At Evensong, the choristers sing a full SATB anthem along with the adults as well as the hymns, canticles and responses. We sing all sorts of music from the earliest choral music right through to modern worship songs and choruses.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How old do you have to be?
Singers should be 7 years (school years 2/3) or older and good readers.

Can boys and girls join?

Yes, girl and boy trebles are equally welcome, from 7 to 15 years old. Boys whose voices have broken and girls aged over 15 are warmly encouraged to join the main choir.

Do I have to be able to read music?
Not as a member of the junior choir; we teach you how to do that if you don’t know.

Does it cost anything?
No, being junior choir is totally free! However, we do ask choristers to buy their own copies of the RSCM Voice for Life workbooks. Occasionally choristers will also be given the opportunity to attend local courses which normally incur a small fee.

Do I have to come to every practice and service?
Well, mostly! That’s what being in a church choir is all about.

What about practice times?
Friday nights from 6.00pm until 6.45pm.

What do I do to find out more?
Come along to Choir Practice on any Friday evening in church.

How do I know if I’ll like it?
Well, you don’t until you try! Why not come along for a month and see?

Do you do anything else apart from singing?
Once a term we have a special event – in December, we hold a Christmas party. Mostly, we sing!
Dexter n Nicholas
What about adult voices?
There is an established choir of adult voices at St Nicholas’, and more singers are always welcome. We are particularly looking to hear from male singers (both tenors and basses). Do get in touch if you would like to know more.