Exeter College Chapel Choir is the only choir in either Oxford or Cambridge to sing three choral services per week under the sole direction of the Organ Scholar, and is widely regarded as one of the finest student ensembles in the United Kingdom. Originally a Choral Foundation, 1995 saw the re-founding of the Chapel Choir as a mixed voice ensemble with students from within the college, and across the university and beyond. The Choir undertakes an annual tour, most recently Croatia, Malta, Sicily, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, and Estonia, and also regularly leads Evensong services at home in the UK, having recently visited Westminster Abbey and Exeter and Truro Cathedrals. The Choir’s most recent disc, Mater Mundi, was released in May 2019 and features underperformed choral works by composers from Poland and the Baltics.
The choir has fostered close associations with the Oxford Philharmonia, The Brandenburg Festival, The Oxford Lieder Festival, and The Orgelbüchlein Project, performing a wide range of repertoire, including the Duruflé, Fauré, Rutter, and Howells Requiems. Also an advocate for new music, the Choir regularly performs works by student composers, and has most recently commissioned works by Cecilia MacDowell and Jonathan Dove. The choir has appeared on BBC Radio 3, Radio 4, and ClassicFM.
Learn more about the current organ scholars here.