OAC Christmas Carols 2020OAC Digest
21 December 2020
OAC has commissioned a special performance by Oxford Girls' Choir
Please follow the link below to view this concert
Founded in 1984 by Richard Vendome, Oxford Girls' Choir was a pioneering vision for girls' singing and is now the oldest group of its kind in the UK. The choir continues to rehearse on Saturday mornings in Oxford and performs a wide range of music from ancient to modern, from opera to jazz. During the pandemic the choir has continued to meet on Zoom, hosting a lecture series with speakers including choir patrons Roderick Williams (singer and composer) and Prof. Edward Higginbottom (former director of New College Choir).
One of the members of the choir commented:
“During these strange times, singing together has been such a blessing for the mental health of both members and teachers of OYC. Our Saturday rehearsals, whether virtual or in-person, have really provided a highlight and focus for the week and a welcome sense of normality. Even so, the choir has never faced such challenges with new teaching approaches to implement and the girls having to dig deep when singing to camera alone without the support of a friend and teacher by their side.”
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