Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, Kidlington
Music at St Mary's
To encourage the revival of choral singing, the Director of Music has established a series of "Come and Sing" events where singers, experienced and novice, come together and prepare a performance in a couple of hours rehearsal. The church is used by the local schools for their Christmas Carol Services.
St Mary's also plays host to a variety of concerts throughout the year. Our Coffee Concerts are a new series of occasional short recitals given at around 11.20am on Sunday mornings.
A new children's choir, St Mary's Choristers, is to be formed in September. Read about the taster afternoon on the 18th June below.
Spring and Summer Programme 2017
5th and 6th May 2017, 7.30pm
KAOS Spring Concert
Love and War: Music for ShakespeareVaughan Williams: In Windsor Forest; Verdi: Extracts from Macbeth; Walton: Shakespeare Suite for Richard III; and Bernstein: Selections from West Side Story.
See the the KAOS website for ticketing information
Sun 21st May 2017, 7.30pm
Munich English Choirwill be performing a one-hour concert of choral music at St Mary's, including works by Byrd, Tallis, Howells and Wesley. Free entry, with refreshments afterwards.
Sat 10th June 2017, 7.30pm
Musical BanquetThe early music trio featuring period instruments and countertenor voice are returning to St Mary's with a new programme.
Sun 18th June 2017, 3pm-4.30pm
Be a chorister for an afternoon!A taster workshop for boys and girls in school years 3-7 (Sep 2017) to launch our new choir, St Mary's Choristers
1st & 2nd July 2017, 7.30pm
Flower FestivalMusic throughout the weekend
7th and 8th July 2017, 7.30pm
Woodstock Music SocietyHandel, Rutter, Haydn
Visit the Woodstock website for details.