Private: May Champagne Concert – Starring Schola Cantorum

The Oriel Music Society Committee is pleased to announce that the performers for the next Champagne Concert will be Schola Cantorum.

Schola Cantorum of Oxford is one of the longest established and most widely known chamber choirs in the UK. Founded by conductor László Heltay in 1960 as Collegium Musicum Oxoniense, Schola Cantorum has worked with many  highly respected musicians, including former patrons Sir Michael Tippett and Yehudi Menuhin, as well as Leonard Bernstein, Gustav Leonhardt, John Nelson, Sir Colin Davis, Sir Mark Elder, and Sir Neville Marriner.

Schola Cantorum comprises around thirty singers, most of whom are students at Oxford University. Studying a broad variety of subjects across the Humanities and Sciences, the choir’s members rehearse during term, and regularly perform in Oxford and elsewhere. The choir has developed a noteworthy international reputation.

This year’s concert will be slightly different, in that it will be held at University Church, with the reception being at the end of the concert back at Oriel in the Large SCR. Supper will take place in the Champneys Room before the concert as usual.

Date: Friday, 10 May 2019

Supper (if booked): 7pm, Champneys Room, Oriel College

Concert: 8:30pm, University Church

After the concert: A reception at Oriel College in the Large SCR

If you have any questions about the concert, please email

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