Edinburgh Tour August 2023

Do come and hear us sing in Edinburgh:

Saturday, 26th August

6.30 pm Evensong at Old St Paul’s Church 39 Jeffrey Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1DH

Sunday 27th August

10.30am Sung Eucharist at St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral Palmerston Place, Edinburgh, EH12 5AW

6pm-7pm Concert as part of St Giles @ Six Series at St Giles’ Cathedral High St, Edinburgh, EH1 1RE

the Cathedral Singers directed by Hilary Punnett, in Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford
the Cathedral Singers directed by Hilary Punnett,

New Director of Music

The Cathedral Singers are delighted to welcome our new Director of Music Hilary Punnett who joins us in October 2022.

Hilary Punnett - director
Hilary Punnett – director

A native of Canada, Hilary studied at McGill University, Montreal, and since moving to the UK has held posts at Chelmsford Cathedral, Lincoln Cathedral, Southwell Minster and All Saints Northampton.

Stop Press: Saturday’s Concert repertoire change

This Saturday’s concert, hitherto featuring Handel Coronation Anthems and Birthday Ode for Queen Anne, will now instead centre on Mozart Requiem. This is in recognition of the life and service of the late Queen Elizabeth II. 

The advertised soloists and orchestra will remain, and tickets remain purchasable from Tickets Oxford via the following link: https://www.ticketsoxford.com/events/handel-coronation-anthems

In recognition of the national period of mourning following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, this concert will now not feature the Handel Coronation Anthems, but centre on the Mozart Requiem. The Cathedral Singers, along with their director James Morley Potter, a fine team of soloists, and Oxford’s professional baroque orchestra Instruments of Time and Truth, will perform this special concert in the glorious surroundings of Christ Church Cathedral. Additionally, Simon Hogan, organist to the Cathedral Singers, will perform Handel’s buoyantly optimistic Organ Concerto in F.

This will be a fitting opportunity to memorialise the contribution of our late Queen with stirring music, beautifully performed by some of Oxford’s top musicians.

Choir trip to Bonn

The choir visited Bonn in August 2022 as part of the 75th anniversary celebrations of the Oxford Bonn link. 

Bonn – statue of Beethoven

The choir sang mass in Bonn minster, choral vespers in Cologne cathedral and gave a concert in Düsseldorf. 

Many of the choir were generously hosted by families in and around Bonn.  We would like to thank our hosts for their hospitality! 

Thanks to Rachel Cairns for her photos and also to Bonn Minster and Cologne Cathedral for providing the livestreams from which the screenshots are taken.

HANDEL: Coronation Anthems & more

Tickets are now on sale for our next concert. 

HANDEL: Coronation Anthems
HANDEL: Birthday Ode for Queen Anne (‘Eternal Source of Light Divine’)
HANDEL: Organ Concerto Op.4 No.4 in F major (‘Hallelujah’)

8pm, Saturday 17 September
Christ Church Cathedral, St Aldate’s, Oxford OX1 1DB

TICKETS £15/£10: https://www.ticketsoxford.com/events/handel-coronation-anthems

Cathedral Singers of Christ Church
Instruments of Time and Truth
James Morley Potter, director
Simon Hogan, organ
Lucy Cox, soprano
Sam Mitchell, countertenor
Daniel Tate, bass

Join the Cathedral Singers in the beautiful surroundings of Christ Church Cathedral for a concert of baroque music for royalty. Oxford’s acclaimed period-instrument orchestra, the Instruments of Time and Truth, will join the Cathedral Singers, their director James Morley Potter, organist Simon Hogan, soprano Lucy Cox, countertenor Sam Mitchell and bass Daniel Tate, in resounding music by Georg Frideric Handel. This will include the Coronation Anthems, written for the coronation of George II in 1727 and featuring the famous ‘Zadok the Priest’. Also featured is the sublime cantata Eternal Source of Light Divine, with its luminous solo trumpet opening, and the virtuosic Organ Concerto Op.4 No.4, heard in a rare version with a choral ‘Hallelujah’ finale. Rousing, festal music for choir and orchestra amidst the glories of Oxford’s Cathedral.


Tickets Oxford

01865 305 305

CHRISTMAS CONCERTS: 11 & 18 December 2021

We’re delighted to be able to resume our ever-popular Christmas Concerts:

(7 for) 7.30pm, Saturday 11 December 2021
St Mary’s, Adderbury

Carols by Candlelight

Simon Hogan, director
David Quinn, organ
Cathedral Singers of Christ Church

Tickets £12 from Trish Fennell 01295 811059 or trishfennell242@gmail.com or on the door
Mulled wine and mince pies will be available to purchase from the bar (and soft drinks)
Uplifting Christmas carols sung by Christ Church’s mixed choir (and by you!) in the beautiful acoustic of St Mary’s, Adderbury. We’re delighted to be returning to Adderbury for this event.

8pm, Saturday 18 December 2021
Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford

TIDINGS OF JOY: Carols for Choir and Audience

James Morley Potter, director
Simon Hogan, organ/piano
Thomas Simpson, organ/piano

Celebrate good tidings of great joy this Advent with the Cathedral Singers’ traditional carol concert, always a highlight of the Cathedral’s festive season. Christmas music old and new will feature, meditating on themes of joy and salvation, and there will also be the opportunity to join in with favourite carols to the accompaniment of the mighty Rieger organ.

Tickets are available from Tickets Oxford


01865 305 305

CSCC Launch Call for Proposals for new anthems

As part of its ongoing commitment to fostering new repertoire for church choirs, the Cathedral Singers are launching a Call for Proposals, inviting composers to submit plans for anthems to fit into various seasons of the Church’s year.

It is hoped that this project will support exciting and interesting new music from talented composers. For more information, see the dedicated page here: https://cathedralsingers.org.uk/newmusic2020/

POSTPONED: Come and Sing Evensong, 25 April

This event is POSTPONED due to the ongoing public health situation, and we will be hoping to reschedule it at some point in the future.


Come and Sing Evensong at Christ Church Cathedral

with the Cathedral Singers of Christ Church

Join us for an evening of wonderful music for St Mark’s Day. Members of the RSCM and affiliated choirs are warmly invited to come along and sing in Christ Church with us for the evening. 

Music to include Bullock Give us the wings of faith, Clucas Responses, Stanford in Bb, and Harris O what their joy and their glory must be

Saturday 25 April 2020

Schedule for the day

3pm Registration
3.30pm Rehearsal in the Cathedral
5pm Tea in the Priory Rooms
6pm Evensong
7pm ends

The event is free of charge and includes tea. Music copies will be provided.

If you would like to attend, please fill in the following form: https://forms.gle/9ery8Sbfe6Tgho7z7
Closing date for registration 10 April

If you would like any more information, please contact the Administrator, Michele Winter, at administrator@cathedralsingers.org.uk.