Oxford Welsh Male Voice Choir

Founded in 1928...


Choir News

July 2020

Sadly the choir has made the difficult decision to cancel all public performances for the remainder of the 2020 season. Some good news! Cwmbach Choir hope to be performing with us at the Oxford Town Hall on 16 October 2021.

We hope that all of our followers are safe and making the most of lockdown.

The Choir have more news on Facebook. We have made a 'distanced' recording of Calon Lan. Click below.

Go to our YouTube channel for more recordings.



April 2020

In the light of the continued restrictions placed on us by Corona Virus the choir has taken the decision to cancel the concert in Woodstock on June 30th.

The Choir did manage a trial virtual rehearsal using 'zoom' software, last Thursday. 35 lads 'attended' and we managed a parts rehearsals of a couple of old pieces and a new one. One advantage of the format is that Helen can switch us off if we don't behave. She did allow a few 'discussion' sessions which were greatly appreciated. It reminded us of how much were are a group of people bound together by our music.


March 2020

Covid Concert Cancellations

Unfortunatley, the current Covid -19 'lockdown' means that our next two concerts in Goring and Stadhampton have had to be cancelled. Please keep following this page for further announcements if they become necessary. The choir will never put its members, audience or music team at risk and will always follow the best current public health advice.


On a lighter note, the choir are still rehearsing on Thursday evening! Don't worry, its quite safe as we will all be in our own homes using an internet connection to rehearse with Helen. What could possibly go wrong! I'll post a report on Friday.

COVID-19 Coronavirus.
Our forthcoming events and concert schedule will be adjusted due to Coronavirus. We will be having discussions with organisers to confirm the steps we must take and we will update this page, website and Facebook once confirmed.
We will naturally put the health of our choir members and the public foremost and will continue to be guided by government advice.
In the meantime, and with an aim of remaining positive, if you would like to have us sing at a future event or special occasion, we would be very pleased to start those discussions now, though dates will have to remain fluid for the time being.
We are also investigating ways that our choristers can remotely rehearse so we remain ready to bounce back. Technology can be a friend.


We had one of our best ever St David's Day's celebrations this year. The choir was exellent as was our soloist Laurence Kilsby. You missed a real treat.

We do have other concerts and events planned for 2020.

In the next few months, the choir hopes to have a concert in Woodstock. (Sorry, this has been cancelled, see April 2020)

January 2020

Happy New Year to all readers. Our first public concert for 2020 is our St David's Day Celebration on Saturday 29th February 2020. Tickets are £13 and full details can be found on our poster here. Bring a friend, its the ideal way to banish the winter blues or a buy as a gift for someone special?

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December 2019

Where has the year gone? We have had a large number of public concerts in addition to weddings etc. Rather than write about it I've attached a video fearuring one of our favourite songs and a selection of photos. Happy 2020 to you all.

March 2019
So much has happened already this year. 3 amazing concerts so far and a busy calendar ahead. In addition to our Autumn concert we have three joint concerts for 2019, one with Wantage MVC on April 13th, a second with Mansfield MVC on 25th May and a return concert with the Silver Ring on July 20th. We are also taking part in a competition in Poole on 27th April.


December 2018
At the end of a very busy 90th Birthday Year we can look back on many concerts and performances with briliant soloists and a series of other choirs. We have been to the Albert Hall, Cycled to Penarth and sung with Towcester and Thame Choirs, The Silver Ring, Risca Male Choir and Côr Meibion De Cymru. In addition we have sung a few concerts by ourselves!

I've made a short Birthday showreel which is on our YouTube and Facebook pages, it gives a taster of our music and concerts during the year.



November 2018

Our 90th birthday concert in the magnificent Oxford Town Hall was one of the best ever. Our guest choir, Côr Meibion De Cymru blended perfectly with us. Our two award winning young soloists delighted the packed hall with their individual sets and with their choral joint pieces, O Gymru and When I Survey the Wondrous Cross. There are a selection of photos on our Media page. To see where we are performing next, look at News and Events.


October 2018

Do look at our photo gallery (Click 'Media', then 'Photo Gallery') to see what a busy year we have had. Our trip to Penarth and concert with Risca Choir was great fun and also raised almost £3,700 for The British Heart Foundation.

Our 90th Birthday Concert is going to be really special, the amazing 'South Wales Choir' (Côr Meibion De Cymru) and two prize winning young soloists will be joining us in Oxford Town Hall on 27th October. If you haven't seen a poster do click here

Finally, if you are male, like singing and are free on Thursday evening.... do come and join us. (Details under the membership Tab)

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Please say 'Hi' to our 90th birthday logo...
and buy our new choir history at the concert...
'From The Valleys to the Spires'... only £5.

(Or from sharron.jenkinson@gmail.com)

April 2018

A very busy start to 2018, 4 concerts, snow and a postponed 80th brithday dinner. This is the choirs 90th year and we are already preparing for our annual concert with Côr Meibion De Cymru. Before that we have a busy calendar of local concerts, a massed choir event at the Albert Hall, a bike ride to Wales and a special concert in St Augustine's Church, Penarth.


September 2017
Tickets are going on Sale for our Annual Concert in the Oxford Town Hall. Our guests this year are Ogmore Valley Male Voice Choir, the concert also features Sophie Pullen & Charlotte Tetley. Its at Oxford Town Hall on Saturday, 21st October 2017 7.30 pm
Tickets £12 from Sharron Jenkinson 01235 203929 oxwelsh@gmail.com
or The Oxford Playhouse, Beaumont Street, Oxford, OX1 2LW http://www.oxfordplayhouse.com/ticketsoxford/
Click here for a poster

Fantastic news from the Welsh Association of Male Voice Choirs: Samantha Oxborough has won this year's Geraint Morris Memorial Award. Congratulations from all of us in the Oxford Welsh and we all look forward to hearing you again in the Albert Hall. We were delighted to nominate Samantha for the award after her magnificent performance at our St David's Concert last February.

April 2017

We have had a lovely concert in Thame and on Saturday 8th we appear at St Peters Church in Great Hasley. Tickets are selling fast. Some of the choristers are providing additional enetertainment!


March 2017
The choir is well in to its 89th year which began with our St Davids day celebration in the University Church of St Mary the Virgin. It was an amazing concert. Our music team excelled, the choir had 42 members on stage and the new venue is magnificent. We had an excellent review of the concert which is available to read if you click here.

We have a busy year ahead with a number of public performances in addition to weddings and other events. We are also looking forward to two trips to Wales to sing with other choirs who are also members of the Welsh Association of Male Voice Choirs.

I've just added photos of the last 2 concerts of 2016 to the website, if you want to see the photos click here




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