Visiting Choirs

The University Church is pleased to welcome visiting choirs from parishes, cathedrals, schools, colleges and universities from near and far to help in leading sung worship during the university vacations. We are grateful for the dedication and generosity of visiting choirs in all they contribute to our musical and spiritual life, and for the chance to collaborate together in maintaining the worshipping life of this historical and significant church.

During University term, Sunday services are sung by the University Church Choir, together with the Director of Music, Robert Howarth, and Organist, James Brown. For the remaining weeks of the year, visiting choirs are welcome to sing for our Sunday Services of Choral Eucharist (10.30am, Common Worship) and Choral Evensong (3.30pm, Book of Common Prayer). Typically, Sundays are available December to mid-January, mid-March to mid-April, and late June through to September. Choirs of up to 40 singers can be accommodated quite simply, though the accommodation of larger choirs may require careful planning.

In the first instance, please consult our Visiting Choirs Information and Guidance and the list of available dates/services below. To discuss potential dates and arrangements, please contact the Vicar, at