The Cathedral Singers was formed in 1978 to sing the daily services in Christ Church Cathedral at the invitation of the Dean and Chapter when the main Cathedral Choir is not in residence. This amounts to approximately 100-120 services throughout the year. The choir is drawn from a pool of adult members who live and work in and around Oxford and is conducted by a professional Director of Music, currently John Padley. We also have our own organist, David Bannister.
Our choir members are mostly amateur musicians who give freely of their time to provide high quality music for traditional Cathedral worship. Our musical repertoire is wide and varied extending from Renaissance polyphony to twenty-first century composers.
Over the years the choir has travelled far and wide, and continues to do so today. As well as our regular committments in Oxford, there are regular weekend visits to other UK cathedrals and churches and there are weekend/week-long trips to a European destination every 18-months to two years.