Cherwell Choral Society


For all enquiries about membership please contact the Membership Secretary.


We rehearse on Tuesday evenings from 7.45 to 9.30 in the Longford Park Community Centre in Bodicote. Click here for a map.

There are no auditions, and prospective members are invited to attend 2 or 3 rehearsals before paying Subs to see how they get on.

We perform 3 or 4 concerts a year in either Bloxham or Deddington and there are occasional workshops or 'come and sing' events.

We ask that all those intending to sing in a concert meet a minimum level of attendance. As a general rule this is 75% as well as the rehearsal on the afternoon of the concert.


Subs are payable each term, and vary depending on the length of the rehearsal period. The subs cover  all our weekly running costs and include rehearsal venue hire, Music Director's fee, Repetiteur's fee, annual insurance, website, library membership and music hire fees.

Members are encouraged to pay their subs online but can also pay by cheque/cash at a rehearsal.

Please contact the Treasurer for the Society's banking details.

Music Hire 

The cost of music hire is included in the termly subscription. Members are responsible for returning their copies after the concert, with all markings erased. Those who wish to use their own copies must have the appropriate edition.

Summer 2023

The new term started on April 11th

We are preparing for a concert on July 8th.

The programme theme is Americana with music from several American composers.

Library copies are available. Members are welcome to source their own scores but must have the appropriate edition. Details of the editions we will be using can be found using the following links, however they may be available from other retailers.

Randall Thompson 'Frostiana'

Eric Whitacre 'Water Night' and 'Animal Crackers' Vol 1 and Vol 2

Aaron Copland 'Old American Songs'

Subs for the session (13 weeks) is £70

and you are allowed to miss up to 3 rehearsals.

Concert Dress Code

Ladies: All black. Unobtrusive jewellery

Gents: DJ and black bow tie.

Any variation to this will be announced before the event.

See the 'Coming Up' page for full details of the 2023 and 2024 programme 


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Section Supporters

Any comments or questions?

Click on the names below to contact your 'section supporter'

Sopranos           - Jane Howard

Altos                  - Bobbie Koen

Tenors/Basses     - Richard Jones


Next meeting: 05/06/23

If you have anything you would like raised at a meeting simply contact the Meetings Secretary.

Elsa Williams

Interim Chair

Jenny Wollerton


Bobbie Koen

Membership &

Meetings Secretary

Anne Reynolds

Jane Howard

Sue Griffiths

Richard Jones

Moira Oliver

Sophie Floate

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