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%. The rehearsal on the day of the concert, along with the one immediately preceding it, are mandatory.


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, and include rehearsal venue hire, Music Director's fee, Repetiteur's fee, annual insurance, website, library membership and music hire fees.

Subs for the Autumn Term 2021 (9 weeks) are £45.

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.

Music for Christmas 2021:

'Wenceslas' by Bob Chilcott, published by Oxford

100 Carols for Choirs

Concert Dress Code

Ladies: All black. Unobtrusive jewellery

Gents: DJ and black bow tie.

Any variation to this will be announced in the run-up to the event.

Concert and Rehearsal Dates for 2021

Fauré Requiem            Concert: 6th November       Rehearsals start: 7th September

Christmas Concert      Concert: 11th December      Rehearsals start: 9th November 

See the 'Coming Up' page for details of the 2022 programme and dates of concerts in 2023


Please click here to see a copy of our Safeguarding Policy

and here to see a copy of our Data Protection Policy.

Section Supporters

Any comments or questions?

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

Sopranos           - Jane Howard

Altos                  - Bobbie Koen

Tenors/Basses    - Peter McGee


Next meeting: 24th November

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

Gill Nunn


Jenny Wollerton


Bobbie Koen

Membership &

Meetings Secretary

Anne Reynolds

Concerts Secretary

Press releases

Elsa Williams

Librarian & Website 

Jane Howard