Oxford's Community Folk Choir
Rising Voices is a friendly community choir, the only Oxford choir specialising in folk music. We sing traditional and modern folk songs unaccompanied, usually in four-part harmony. Songs are taught by ear, so there is no need to be able to read music; our songs are arranged to create beautiful harmonies and include parts suitable for singers of all abilities. While we take our singing seriously and strive for high standards, it is very important to us that everyone is included and having fun.
Our Musical Director is inspirational choir leader Rose Martin, who also directs the Cecil Sharp House choir in London. Rose took over from wonderful choir founder and leader Cat McGill in 2021.
Rehearsals, Fees and New Members
Rehearsals – When and Where
We sing together on Thursday evenings in term time, 7.15 – 8.45 pm (doors open from c. 7.00pm),
at St Clement's Centre (Main Hall), Cross St, Oxford OX4 1DA.
Parking is available at the hall, which is accessible for wheelchair users.
Bus routes are close by.
The fee is £8.00 per session. Fees are usually paid termly or half-termly in advance (pro rata if joining mid term), but we are pleased to offer a free taster session to anyone who might be interested in joining the choir.
We give a warm welcome to anyone interested in joining us - do come along and see if you like what we do. Lower voices particularly welcome!
Contact us on email@example.com to arrange your free taster session.