Oxford Welsh Male Voice Choir

Founded in 1928...

The Choir

Helen and the 'boys'

Musical Director

Helen Swift MD

Helen Swift








Helen Swift started her singing career in Liverpool as a member of the National Youth Choir of Great Britain at the age of fourteen and had early success in the BBC Choirgirl of the Year competition. She won a choral scholarship to Clare College Cambridge where she studied music and then went on to study opera in London and Dublin.
Helen has worked as a choral director for many years both with children and adult choirs performing a variety of music from classical to jazz, folk and pop. She has worked with choral societies and church choirs, conducting several recordings for television and radio and has worked with the National Youth Choir of Great Britain. As well as conducting the Oxford Welsh, she is currently MD of the Towcester Choral Society, Thame Choral Society and an active musician and performer.
Helen is half Welsh, her mother being born in Swansea.

The Music Team

Tim Croston

Tim Croston  

Andrew Patterson

Andrew Patterson  

Craig Williamson

Craig Williamson  



Malcolm Hookham

Malcolm (on the right) at the 100 years of Morris celebrations.


Vice Presidents

Wilhelmina Church and Penelope Glen