Season 2018/19

This season we are performing:

Fauré – Requiem

Parry  – I was glad

Vaughan Williams – Five Mystical Songs


The Workshop will take place on Saturday 24th November 2018 in the Wesley Memorial Church, New Inn Hall Street, Oxford. The Concert will be held on Saturday 2nd February 2019 in the Town Hall, St. Aldates, Oxford. For information about the logistics of the Workshop or Concert days, click on the relevant tab on the left of this page.

We are delighted to announce that Sir Thomas Allen, our patron, will be our Concert-day soloist in the Fauré Requiem.

The entire programme will be an expression of Entente Cordiale – the two other well-loved pieces being from the core English repertoire.

Our baritone soloist in Vaughan Williams’ Five Mystical Songs will be rising star James Newby, one of BBC Radio 3’s New Generation Young Artists for the 2018/19 season, who has been generously mentored in this work by Sir Thomas. We are thrilled that they will be sharing the platform.

The concert will begin with the stirring coronation anthem – Parry’s I Was Glad.

We look forward to singing with you or seeing you all again in our 2018/19 season.

Audience tickets will be available from January 1, 2019

How to get involved.

You can get involved by becoming a member of Oxford Orpheus for the 2018/19 season – choosing to participate in the workshop, the concert or both. Concessionary membership fees are offered for the over-60s and for students. See below for the registration process.


Please make your selections from the menu below; then press the “Register” button. You will be transferred to the Eventbrite website to make payment and to complete an online registration form. This will include questions about your singing voice and about your previous experience of Parry’s ‘I was glad’ which is scored for double choir. Are you are already familiar with either the Choir 1 part or the Choir 2 part for your voice? (if you aren’t, please choose the “not sung before” option). We can then allocate people to ensure a balance between the two choirs – very important! We shall let you know at least three weeks before the event (workshop or concert) which part you have been allocated so as to enable you to take a look at that part if you wish. Thank you for your co-operation!

Important Note! We are currently unable to accept any more Membership Registrations from Altos. If you would like to join the Alto waiting list for the Concert in February, please write to and you will be notified at the beginning of January whether or not you have been accepted.