The Queen’s College has a strong musical tradition and the mixed-voice Chapel Choir is recognised as one of the finest such groups in Oxford and Cambridge.
The Choir Manager is responsible for the overall administration and smooth running of the Choir’s schedule, which includes three services a week in term time, as well as concerts, tours, recordings and broadcasts throughout the year. They work closely with the Choir’s Director, Owen Rees, to support and develop the Choir alongside managing their concerts, ticket sales, publicity and marketing.
The Choir’s extensive concert schedule involves appearances across the UK and abroad, including work with professional ensembles. They regularly tour abroad as well as frequently recording CDs under record labels Avie and Signum. Their latest disc, Taverner, released in 2019, was awarded a prestigious Diapason d’Or and was described as ‘a splendid success…the art of the English choral tradition at its best’.
Queen’s Choir has also recorded for film at the famous Abbey Road Studios, and appears on the Grammy-nominated soundtrack of the Warner-Brothers film Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and in 2019 appeared in the Lucy Worsley BBC television programme, A Merry Tudor Christmas. The Choir broadcasts regularly on BBC Radio.