Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, Kidlington

St Mary's Kidlington

Music at St Mary's

Worship at St Mary's Kidlington is enhanced by a wide range of music. The church has a long-established adult choir, St Mary's Choir , a newly established children's choir, St Mary's Choristers , and a remarkable organ capable of giving proper voice to a wide range of repertoire.

St Mary's also plays host to a variety of concerts throughout the year, from chamber music by to large-scale orchestral and choral works. The church host local schools for their Christmas Carol Services. Our Coffee Concerts are a new series of occasional short recitals given at around 11.30am on Sunday mornings by a mix of professional and amateur music makers. This year's concerts are listed below.

Contact the Director of Music, Dr David Hewett to find out more. Follow the Contact link in the menu.


Sat 22nd September 2018, 7.30pm

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Musical Banquet

The acclaimed early music trio (featuring countertenor soloist) are returning to St Mary's for another feast of musical entertainment, with beautiful melodies and a generous sprinkling of fun. Tickets £10/8 on the door, with all proceeds going to St Mary's Choristers. We are very fortunate to have this professional trio performing for us on this basis, so don't miss it!

Sun 14th January 2018, 11.30am

Coffee Concert

John Somerscales plays Celtic and Classical Guitar

Sun 11th February 2018, 11.30am

Coffee Concert

Laura and Dominic Biron-Scott play music for clarinet and piano.

Sun 25th February 2018, 11.30am

Coffee Concert

Meghann and David Hewett play music for flute and piano.

Sun 18th March 2018, 5.30pm


A service for Passion Sunday, including excerpts from Handel's Messiah.


Sun 22nd April 2018, 11.30am

Coffee Concert

Given by Julia Middleton (clarinet), Hannah Winstone-Partridge (clarinet), and Mike Bardsley (piano). Music for clarinets and piano by Mozart, Ravel, and others.

Fri, Sat 11th/12th May 2018, 7.30pm

Kaos 40th Anniversary Concert

Highlights from 40 years on Stage and in Concert, conducted by Paul Ingram.

Sun 13th May 2018, 11.30am

Coffee Concert

Given by Anne Bardsley (soprano) and Mike Bardsley (piano).

Sun 10th June 2018, 11.30am

Coffee Concert

Sun 8th July 2018, 11.30am

Coffee Concert

Laura Biron-Scott and Julia Middleton. Jazz duets for clarinet.