formerly Warriner Choral Society

Cherwell Choral Society

  - Choral Excellence in North Oxfordshire



We rehearse on Tuesday evenings from 7.45 to 9.30 in the Longford Park Community Centre, Bodicote. Click here for a map.

We are currently limited to just 33 people per rehearsal, but as soon as restrictions are lifted we will be able to welcome new members.

There are no auditions, and prospective new 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. To ensure that the quality of our performance remains at the high level for which we have become renowned, 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 precise number of 'must attend' rehearsals will be decided by our Musical Director, based on the complexity of the music that term.

The rehearsal on the day of the concert, along with the one immediately preceding it, are mandatory. Anyone who is not taking part in the concert, but has been coming along to rehearsals for the sheer pleasure of singing, is asked not to attend the last Tuesday rehearsal before the concert.


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 rehearsal venue hire, MD fee, Repetiteur fee, annual insurance, website, library membership & hire fees. 

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Concert Dress Code

Ladies: Long sleeved, all black

Gents: DJ and black tie

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

Concert and Rehearsal Dates for 2021

10th July 

'Im Frühling'

Brahms, Haydn & Mendelssohn 

Currently 'Zoom' rehearsals only



6th Nov 
Fauré: Requiem
Tabakova: Meditations

  Rehearsals start 7th Sept (tbc) 

11th Dec 

       Christmas Concert

             including                  Bob Chilcott's 'Wenceslas'

   Rehearsals start 9th Nov (tbc)

See the 'Coming Up' page for provisional details of the 2022 Programme

We operate a Safeguarding policy. 

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PUBLICITY                                     ADVERTISING

Promoting our concerts can prove challenging to say the least!  Do YOU have any connections with anyone in the following areas? Local Papers, Local Magazines, Radio?

If you do, please email: with details, or talk to a member of the Committee.


To update your personal details or to enquire about membership, email:
Do you or does someone you know run a local business that you would like to promote? Check out our Advertising page for rates etc. 

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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: 22nd April 2021
If you have anything you would like raised at a meeting simply contact the Chairman or Meetings Secretary.

Gill Nunn

Jenny Wollerton

Bobbie Koen

Membership &

Meetings Secretary


Anne Reynolds

Elsa Williams

Jane Howard

Concerts Secretary

Press releases 

Membership enquiries

Librarian & Website