Community Choir
         Community Choir


'Waving Hello' event Sunday 25 June, 1pm

Join with singers from other community choirs at this event bringing a focus to migration. Whole event 12-4pm; singing will take place some time between 1.00 and 1.30pm. Last chance to learn the song on Monday 19th June at our usual session at St Anthony of Padua. 


For the last six months the Oxford Concert Party (Isabel Knowland and aRne Richards) has led a cross-arts project on the theme of migration, working in schools, in Campsfield and with refugee groups. Our starting point was the recognition that trade and travel, immigration and emigration  have played a pivotal role in western culture. The project has involved music, visual art, story-telling and poetry. 


The culmination of the project will be on Sunday 25th June in Bonn Square, Oxford, 12 - 4pm, when we are intending to build a community installation of hundreds of paper boats, representing trade and travel and also commemorating those who have perished in the Mediterranean. 









Horns of Plenty anniversary party Sunday 11th June

Singing at 3.15, event is from 2-6pm. Venue: Tap Social Movement, 27 Curtis Industrial Estate off North Hinksey Lane, Botley, OX2 0LX. Food and drink available to buy. Musical interludes from various community music groups. 




Carol Singing Friday 16th December. In pubs of East Oxford! Meet at 7.00 for 7.15pm start, Jolly Postboys pub, Florence Park Rd. Later arrivals can join us at the Rusty Bicycle, Magdalen Rd, at roughly 7.45. Carol sheets provided, collecting for Young Dementia UK and South West Ambulance Service.


Headington Quarry outdoor Nativity  Saturday 17th December, meet 4pm at Headington Quarry Foundation School (Quarry School Place, OX3 8LH). Singing to the promenading crowds for about 20 minutes, from approx 4.30pm. Whole event, which starts at the Coach House on Quarry Road, takes place from 4.00-5.30pm. 




Previous events

Light Night at the museum

Evening of Friday November 25th, we'll be singing at the Museum of History of Science on Broad Street as part of the city-wide Light Night celebrations. Main performance 7.00-7.30pm, with a short preview outside at 5.45pm.

See here , here and here for photos.

Fundraiser for Cruse

Saturday October 1st, 2-5pm. We were one of five local community choirs spending the afternoon sharing songs with eachother. At the Friends' Meeting House, 42 St Giles in central Oxford. £600 was raised for Cruse.

Co-creating "Choir from Thin Air", at Big Green Day Out

Big Green Day Out 


11.30-12.10 Saturday June 4th - "Choir from Thin Air" - come and secretly swell the crowd in Broad Street in order to create a quick-learning community singing experience! I'll be co-teaching some simple songs we've done on Mondays, alongside Emily Marshall who will bring some of her singing group participants. Open to anyone - lots of events and activities available all day - click here

Launch of East Oxford Artweeks

Gallery event showcasing the work of 18 local artists (more info here). Friday May 6th, SJE Arts 109a Iffley Rd (in the Cloister Gallery). Singing at 7.30 - 8.00pm (singers please meet at 7pm in the church - follow signs near cloister entrance).







Joined up Singing's 10th birthday!

On Monday 25th January we will celebrate 10 years of Joined up Singing. Cake and sharing memories as well as plenty of singing!


Carol singing in aid of Young Dementia UK

Friday 18th December, meet 7pm at the Rusty Bicycle pub, Magdalen Rd, East Oxford (OX4 1RB). We will visit various East Oxford pubs, singing (from standard carol sheets - no prior practice required!) and collecting money for YDUK

Any queries, please contact Anna Eden


Close Campsfield Demo 28 Nov

Outside Campsfield Immigration Detention Centre, Kidlington, 12 noon. Janet will bring percussion and encourage people to raise their voices (simple chants taught on the spot) in solidarity with those detained in what is in effect a private prison, where sanctuary-seekers are detained without charge and without time limit. See here for more info





We have taken part in a range of community events - for example Christmas Light Night evenings in various museums (including Pitt Rivers, Museum of History of Science, Ashmolean), Barracks Lane Community Garden and the Botanic Garden; we've also taken part in fundraising events for various charities, and created a site-specific piece for the Landmark Trust in Iffley. 

Mondays 7-9pm       5 June-17 July          Resumes 11 Sept

£8 per session or £5 if you're on income-tested benefits. Discount if paying per term.

St Anthony of Padua Hall,

115 Headley Way,


Oxford OX3 7SS 

Car parking available - if church car park full, adjacent streets have unrestricted evening parking.


01865 762200

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