Our work

Oxford Orpheus organises choral workshops and concerts which bring together singers who enjoy working together to produce and perform great music. We also support a variety of local charities by our endeavours.


Is life sometimes too busy? Here are some memorable choral experiences that you’ve got the time for!

If you love singing, come and join us for a big choral treat and a chance to sing one of the major works.

  • Indulge yourself with a thrilling choral experience at one or more of our intensive and stimulating workshop days, the last of which ends with an exhilarating full concert performance with orchestra and professional soloists.
  • Enjoy getting to grips with major choral works alongside other enthusiastic singers.
  • All achieved through intensive days out, no weekly commitment.

Details of all our past performances can be found by clicking on the buttons on the left.

Charitable Giving

Each year we hope to be able to make a substantial donation to a music-related charity. In 2023 and 2024 we supported the Oxford International Song Festival’s Schools Project. Orpheus Chair Leo comments on her recent visit to the project:

I went to see/hear the Oxford International Song Festival’s Schools Project concert in The Sheldonian at lunchtime today. It was genuinely inspiring and hugely encouraging.

Eight classes from Frideswide’s Primary School gave a totally focussed and joyful performance – and throughout they looked as happy as we all do when we finish a concert with Robert!

The team that made it happen were (- as well as the children themselves!) soprano, Katy Thomson, who has a wonderful voice and incredibly engaging personality, which she used entirely for the benefit of the children; The Project Leader, composer John Webb who had the children totally focussed and free from any self-consciousness, innocently enjoying every minute of performance. The third was young pianist Rustam Khanmurzin playing with great energy and where required, sensitivity, underpinning the whole event.

One would wish to see this event echoed in every primary school in the country – the benefits for the children are only too visible, and one would hope that somehow seeds have been planted in their souls which in the future will enrich their lives and importantly the rest of society. Who knows, one day some of the children I saw today may find their way into the world of choral singing, and enjoy all the benefits it gives to us old ones!