formerly Warriner Choral Society

Cherwell Choral Society

  - Choral Excellence in North Oxfordshire


Current Health Scare

Regrettably we were left with no alternative than to call a halt to the Elgar concert on 16 May, and also the July Concert.
We're currently keeping everything crossed that we can return to rehearsals at the start of September, for the Messiah concert. 


Ahead of our anticipated return in September, and to get you in the mood, we've provided a link (click on the picture of the score) to a site where you find all the movements and voice parts to sing along to!
If you have your own score, great. If not we'll be uploading some pdfs for you to print/view.


To ensure that the quality of our performances remains at the high level we have become renowned for we do ask that all those intending to sing in any concert meet a minimum level of attendance.  As a general rule this is 75%.  The precise number of 'must attend' rehearsals will be decided by our MD, based on the complexity of the music that term.

In all cases however the rehearsal on the day of the concert, along with the one immediately preceding the concert are mandatory.  In addition, if you are not planning to sing on the concert day, but have been coming along to rehearsals for the sheer pleasure of singing, we would respectfully ask that you don't attend the last Tuesday before concert day.


Subs are payable each term, and vary depending on the length of the rehearsal period.
The subs are set at a level to cover the society's fixed costs; i.e. all the non-concert costs. 

These are not insignificant, at almost £9000 over a typical 39/40 weeks of rehearsals, and include; school hire, MD fee, Repetiteur fee, Annual Insurance, Website, Library membership & hire fees. For 2019/20 term of 40 weeks they equated to a little over £4 per week.

Subs for 2021 have been set at this stage (summer '20), on the assumption of a minimum of 60 singers joining us each term.  These figures may need to be revisited in the event that attendance differs significantly.

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Moving Forward....

Check out the "Coming Up" page for details of concerts through to the end of 2020.
Summary below...

Dec 5th 2020
Handel Messiah
Start 8th September
12 Rehearsals
Max absence 3
(No rehearsal Oct half term)
Anticipated £48
8th May 2021  
Faure - Requiem
Tabakova - Centuries of Medallions
Vaughan Williams - Five variants on Dives & Lazarus
Start 5th January (tbc)
16 rehearsals
max abscence 4
No rehearsal 30th March/6th April
10 July 2021
Will Todd 
- Mass in Blue
Start 11th May
9 rehearsals
max abscence 2
6th Nov 2021
Bach -Magnificat
Telemann Various
Start 7th Sept
9 rehearsals 
max absence 2
11 Dec 2021
Christmas Concert
Start 9th Nov
5 rehearsals
max absence 1

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Section Supporters

Any questions? Challenges? Queries?
Click on the names below to contact your "section supporter" 

Sopranos        - Jane Howard

Altos              - Bobbie Koen

Tenors/Basses - Peter McGee


Next meeting: 13th Feb 2020
If you have anything you would like raised at the meeting simply talk to Chairman or Meetings Secretary at any rehearsal

Gill Nunn

Jenny Wollerton

Bobbie Koen
Meetings Secretary &

Alto Section Supporter

Ian Muddle

(if applicable)
Anne Reynolds
Concerts Secretary
Edwina Lawrence
Rob Lawrence
Anne Young
Elsa Williams