Join us at St Oswald’s for an afternoon of singing led by Samuel Teague and the Eglesfield Consort: singers from The Queen’s College, Oxford.

Join us at St Oswald’s Church, Grasmere for an afternoon of fantastic choral music and community music-making. Whether you’re an experienced singer or just love to belt out a tune in the shower, this event is for you; all we ask is an ability to read the dots and a willing attitude!

This event is part of an outreach project run by current and former members of Queen’s which has many historic ties with Cumbria, dating back to the foundation of the College. The College was founded in 1341 by Robert de Eglesfield in honour of Philippa of Hainault, Queen Consort to Edward III, to whom he was Chaplain. The event will be led by Samuel Teague, lay clerk with the Choir of the Queen’s College, Senior Scholar at the University Church of St Mary the Virgin, and past director of several choirs. Dotted into the ensemble will be members of the Eglesfield Consort – comprised of past and current members of the Choir of the Queen’s College – who will be there to sing along and answer any questions you might have.

We are also keen to talk to anyone thinking about life and study at Queen’s and Oxford. With a variety of disciplines represented within the members of the Consort, we warmly invite you to approach us at the end of the service where we can talk about our experiences at Queen’s and Oxford. Please note that any participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult (either also taking part in the event, or who will remain in the building).

All profits from this event will go towards the church’s Organ Maintenance Fund.

Come together with fellow music enthusiasts and raise your voices in harmony. Let the beautiful surroundings of the church inspire you as we sing together in this special event. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to be part of something truly memorable. See you there!