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Music at Keble

Keble has a strong musical tradition, and facilities to match. For example, the music room has a concert grand piano, and there is an upright which can be used for practice. The installation of a pipe organ in the College Chapel will add yet more verve to the flourishing musical life that already includes Chapel Choir, orchestra, choral society and big band, and a variety of concerts, recitals, masterclasses and impromptu jamming.


Keble College Chapel Choir

At least twice every week the vast neo-Gothic splendour of Keble Chapel is filled with the sound of one of the best (and friendliest) mixed voice choirs in Oxford. The choir welcomes singers from throughout the University, and M-CMRS students are encouraged to audition. The Choir has been heard on the national radio stations, Radio 3 and Classic FM, and has recorded with Priory Records.

The choir’s fixed weekly routine includes services on Wednesday and Sunday evenings with a rehearsal before each service and an additional one on Thursday mornings. Choir members also enjoy a busy social life with several parties, dinners and bar trips every term.

Keble College Music Society

The Society exists to assist and promote the making of music within Keble College. It aims to increase musical appreciation and encourage excellence in performance within Keble both by members of the College and by invited musicians.

During each full term, the society arranges a Warden's Concert which is normally given by members of the College, and a recital (or concert/master class) given by invited musicians of professional standard. In addition, the society promotes a concert each term by the Keble College Orchestra. Entrance to these concerts is heavily subsidised by grants from the College to ensure that as many students as possible are able to appreciate the very high standard of music within Keble.

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