Lincoln College Chapel Choir is one of the finest mixed-voice chapel choirs at the University of Oxford. Containing between 20 and 25 members, the choir gives talented singers the opportunity to make music in the intimate setting of Lincoln College’s seventeenth century chapel. During university term, the choir sings the weekly service of choral evensong on Sunday evenings as well as additional services for major church and college feast days. In addition, the choir pursues exciting concert and touring schedules, recently traveling to Malta and New York, performing Mozart’s Requiem in Oxford, and presenting a concert at St Mary-le-Strand Church in London. The choir is now one of very few Oxford and Cambridge choirs run exclusively by the undergraduate organ scholars who audition, conduct and accompany the singers. The college is also very fortunate to have acclaimed soprano Bronwen Mills as the singing teacher in residence, and lessons are offered with her on a weekly basis. Drawing its members from both the undergraduate and graduate bodies of the university, the choir maintains an active social life and strong community spirit.
Joining the choir
The current organ scholar is William Parkinson, who is delighted to meet prospective singers at any time. The choir provides a wonderful opportunity for singers to enjoy a high level of chapel music on a modest time commitment, as well as the benefits of yearly international tours, free singing lessons and free Sunday Formal Hall meals. There are up to eight choral scholars and exhibitioners in the choir at any time; applications are made at the start of the academic year and are open to current members of the choir.
Choral and Organ Scholarships are offered each year.