Music

Tradition embraces innovation at St Giles’. Music is vital to the worship and ministry of this historic church. From the music of François Couperin to the swings of Jazz concerts, there is a varied scene, with an accent on education. The church dates back to the twelfth century, and the present choir of boys and men is said to date from 1857 when Mr Pickard Hall trained thirteen boys and twelve men. Since that time the church has been served by some eminent musicians: Sir Walter Parratt, later appointed Master of the Queen’s Musick, was organist here. Our three choirs now have a modern and friendly approach, which fosters musical excellence through rigorous and lively training. The choirs are at the heart of a thriving music scene. Concerts, opportunities to learn the organ, organ and choral scholarships, choir tours, academic study all add a lively musical strand to this historic church. Music at St Giles’ is lively, varied, and stimulating – do join us!

CHOIRS
St Giles’ contributes to the heritage of the English choral tradition.

 ST GILES’ ACADEMY
Choristers enjoy the academic and creative values which varied music study offers.

PEOPLE
Read about the people who teach, conduct and practice music at St Giles’.

SCHOLARSHIPS
Junior and Senior Organ and Choral Scholarships encourage our young musicians.

CONCERTS/EVENTS
Come and enjoy a varied programme of music in the heart of Oxford.

MUSIC LIST
Discover the beautiful music that the Choirs are performing and have performed.