Choir of Somerville College, Oxford

The Choir of Somerville College, one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford, is mixed voice and is led by a Director of Chapel Music, currently William Dawes,[1] incumbent since 2017.[2] In conjunction with the organ scholars, the choir is central to the musical life of the college and, in its present form, was founded by Francis Knights and Sam Bayliss in 2001.[1][3] Previous Directors of Chapel Music include David Crown,[4] who directed the choir between 2007[5] and 2015.[6] The choir sings in Somerville College Chapel every Sunday during term and performs regularly in concerts organised by Somerville Music Society.[1][7] The organ of the college chapel is a traditionally voiced instrument by Harrison & Harrison.[8] Somerville offers up to five Choral Exhibitions each year to applicants reading any subject.[9]

Choir of Somerville College
Choir
Founded2001 (2001)
Music director
  • William Dawes (2017-)
  • David Crown (2007-15)
Chief conductorWilliam Dawes
AffiliationSomerville College
Websitesomervillechoir.com
Somerville College Chapel

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