There are quite a number of community choirs in Oxford - lots of whom have a folk element to their repertoire, although some more than others! We've included more detail (linked from the menu on the right) on the choirs that draw more heavily from the folk repertoire, but have listed a more diverse range of community groups below.

Afropean Choir - This multi-ethnic choir aims to form a bridge between the Western and African worlds. Visit their website:

Blackbird Leys Choir - A mixed voice choir of amateur singers, singing classical pieces. Visit their website:

East Oxford Community Choir - A group of singers of all standards, who sing a variety of works which mostly include larger scale choral pieces. Visit their website:

Headington Singers - A community choir singing the great choral classics. Visit their website:

Jericho Singers - A fun friendly open-access community choir singing a range of great music including folk, rock, pop, jazz and classical:

Joined up Singing - A community choir learning songs by ear, all sung unaccompanied. For more information see the Joined up Singing page.

Oxford City Singers - A choir based in the heart of Oxford City. No auditions necessary and they sing all different types of music. Visit their website:

Oxford Gospel Choir - Exactly what the name suggests! Visit their website:

 OxfordShir Community Choir - Shir is the Hebrew word for song. OxfordShir welcomes members from any backgrounds and their repertoire includes Hebrew and Yiddish melodies, traditional folk songs and specially arranged music. Visit the OxfordShir website.

Rising Voices - The official choir of Folk Weekend: Oxford; Rising Voices are an a capella group who sing a variety of songs, most of which are from the folk and world music repertoire (although they do throw in the occasional pop song!). For more information see the Rising Voices page.

Sea Green Singers - A group who sing to change the world! For more information visit the Sea Green Singers page.

Sounds Fun - The Oxford Community Choir. They sing all types of songs from all over the world. For more information see the Sounds Fun page.

Village Voices Towersey Community Choir - Come and sing music from around the world in a friendly and informal way.  Wednesdays, weekly, 7.30pm to 9.30pm, Towersey Memorial Hall (every third Wednesday in Towersey Sports and Social Club).  Weekly fee £5, students £1.  For more information go to

Vox Steady - A rock, pop, soul and jazz choir. Visit their website:


Click here for listings of some more formal choirs and choral societies.

Click here for community choirs in the South East.