5th May 2019
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Choral and Organ Open Afternoon

Exeter College Chapel Choir invites students aged 14 or above who are interested in choral and/or organ music to an Open Afternoon and Evensong.

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 aged 14 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.

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 evensong music in advance. Singers interested in the vocal consultation sessions should bring a solo piece to sing that they know well.

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

The programme will be as follows:

From 1 pm    Taster individual vocal consultations with Exeter’s singing teacher, Carris Jones

2.30 pm         Prospective organists’ tour of organ

3.00 pm         Information about admissions process, singing and playing at Exeter; tour of the College

3.30 pm         Tea with current organ scholars and choristers; opportunity to explore the College and talk about what it’s like to study at Exeter

4.15 pm          Rehearsal for Evensong

6.00 pm        Evensong [parents and family welcome]

7.30 pm         Dinner in College Hall

To find out more and register, please visit open-afternoon-and-evensong-for-singers-and-organists. Registration will close at 5 pm on Sunday 28 April. If you have any further questions or concerns, please email us at