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Open Afternoon and Evensong for Singers and Organists

Do you enjoy singing? And making friends with a diverse and dynamic group of people? Interested in playing one of Oxford’s loudest organs? Thinking about making music at university? 

Exeter College Chapel Choir invites you to an Open Afternoon and Evensong for all students in Year 10 or above interested in choral and/or organ music. The afternoon, including the optional dinner, is free. This is a great opportunity to explore an Oxford College and its musical tradition.   

This event will give students the opportunity to explore already pre-existing or spark a new interest in the collegiate choral audition. Students will be able to get a feel of college life, talk to choral scholars, will receive comprehensive information about the choral scholarship application process, and enjoy music making in one of the most beautiful chapels in the country.   

Organists are invited to bring a piece of music to play before the service, and singers will be sent the music in advance.  

Parents and guardians are welcome to attend Evensong, and can stay for dinner, although there will be a charge for them for the meal. 


2.00 pm Arrival and Registration; tour of College

2.30 pm Welcome, information about studying at Exeter, the Choral and Organ Awards process

2.45 pm For singers: workshop with Carris Jones, the Singing Teacher 

2.45 pm For organists: tour and opportunity to play the organ 

3.45 pm Tea 

4.15 pm Rehearsal for Evensong 

6.00 pm Evensong [parents and family welcome] 

7.30 pm Dinner in College Hall 


The 2022 open day was held on 8 May. Information about the 2023 open day and how to register will be shared here in due course.