Chapel Choir

The mixed Chapel Choir comprises both Choral Scholars and volunteers both from Queens' and outside. 

Ralph Allwood is a Fellow Commoner of the College advising in Music. Together with the Chaplain and organ scholars, he is responsible for music in Chapel and the recruiting training and conducting of the Choir.

The Choir prides itself on the freshness of its interpretation, the broad scope of its repertoire, its commitment to quality, and its friendly, social atmosphere. The Choir normally meets three times per week, and sings two choral services every week during term, in addition to concerts and occasional special services, such as Eucharists on Feast Days, Commemoration of Benefactors, Weddings and Memorial Services.

The Choir travels regularly, singing for services around the country, and giving concerts on tours further afield (New York, Christmas 2008, Angers in France (2009), Sicily 2010, Germany 2011 and 2012,Hong Kong 2014, Hungary 2015).  The Choir has built up a distinguished discography, having established relationships with two record companies. The Choir's most recent recordings on Guild Music, Flight of Song, Songs of Heaven and Earth, and Love and Honour have attracted widespread critical acclaim.

“it would be hard to find more accomplished choral singing anywhere, I feel”

– Simon Mold, Organist’s Review

Weekly Commitment during Full Term

There are two choral services per week in term time.  All members of the Choir receive a free three-course meal after evensongs.

Sunday 

  • Rehearsal 4.10-5.40pm
  • Evensong 6.00-7.00pm
  • Dinner 7.30-8.45pm

Wednesday 

  • Rehearsal 5.10-6.00pm
  • Evensong 6.15-6.45pm
  • Dinner 7.30-8.45pm

Friday 

  • Rehearsal 5.10-6.45pm