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
Frideswide Voices to become the girls’ choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford
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
Chorister Auditions 2019
Auditions for entry in September 2019 were held on Saturday 11th May.
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.
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.