Frideswide Voices 

Girl Choristers in Oxford


New Director of Music for Frideswide Voices of Christ Church, Oxford

Helen Smee will become the choir’s new DoM as it takes its place in the Choral Foundation of Christ Church this September.  She will inherit a remarkable choir created by Will Dawes since 2014.  A very warm welcome awaits Helen in September.

Do join us for Will’s two farewell services:

Frideswide Consort: Sunday 30th June, 3.30pm – Evensong at the University Church of St Mary the Virgin, Oxford (sung by older and alumnae choristers)

Frideswide Voices: Monday 1st July, 6pm – Evensong at Magdalen College Chapel

The announcement from Christ Church.

Frideswide Voices to become the girls’ choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford

Press release: 13th May 2019

Magdalen College Residency 2019

The girls are sounding wonderful in this special acoustic.  Catch them here while you can!  We are also delighted to introduce FV’s new organ scholar, Ben Banks.  He will be in the loft most weeks this term.

Don’t miss the collaboration with Magdalen College Chapel Choir: Evensong – 6pm, Wednesday 22nd May 2019

FV Trinity 2019 Term Card


Chorister Auditions 2019

Auditions for entry in September 2019 were held on Saturday 11th May.


Safeguarding Policy

The Frideswide Voices Safeguarding Policy has been updated in line with the Keeping Children Safe in Education September 2018 Updates.


Tewkesbury Abbey and Great Malvern Priory Tour: 13th-15th July

Frideswide Voices set off on its first tour in mid-July, visiting Tewkesbury Abbey (Friday 13th July) and  Great Malvern Priory (Saturday 14th July and Sunday 15th July).  The tour was generously supported by The Friends of Christ Church Cathedral.

Read the FV 2018 Tour Report.

FV Tewkesbury & Malvern 2018 Poster JPEG


Frideswide Voices continues its residencies at Oxford’s three historic choral foundations for 2018-19:

  • Michaelmas Term – Christ Church
  • Hilary Term – New College
  • Trinity Term – Magdalen College

The Organists of all three foundations welcomed this historic development from 2015.  Read more.

Frideswide Voices joined Aurora Nova (Director, Patrick Craig) for Evensong at St Paul’s Cathedral on Sunday 23rd April. 

Hear the anthem in rehearsal:

Launch of Appeal to support the choir

The Frideswide Foundation held a reception after Evensong on 16 January 2016 in Christ Church Cathedral to launch the Frideswide Voices Appeal. The event was also the first public viewing of our first film.