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Christ Church Cathedral Choir


  • Although Christ Church Cathedral Choir is 500 years old, it is justly famous for the youthfulness of its sound and its daring and adventurous musical programming.

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  • Based in Oxford’s 12th-century Cathedral, the choir has attracted many distinguished composers and organists, from its first director, John Taverner, appointed by Cardinal Wolsey in 1526, to William Walton in the 20th century. In recent years, the choir has commissioned and recorded works by composers such as John Tavener, William Mathias, Robert Saxton and Howard Goodall.

Past tour
Asia, August 2015
After the success of its debut tour of China in August 2012, the choir returns to the region with its Director, Stephen Darlington, to perform concerts in Wuhan, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Beijing.


1-9 August 2015

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Past tour
China debut
Asia, August 2012
The Oxford College Choir made its Chinese debut on 2 August 2012 at Beijing’s National Centre for the Performing Arts.

The choir brought widely contrasting repertoire, including works by Henry VIII, Brahms, Vaughan Williams, Debussy and even Gershwin and Paul McCartney and John Lennon. The tour also visited Guangzhou and Shenzhen.


2 August 2012
National Centre for Performing Arts, Beijing

4 August 2012
Xinghai Concert Hall, Guangzhou

5 August 2012
Shenzhen Concert Hall, Shenzhen


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Future tour
China 2018
Asia, August 2018
The Christ Church Cathedral Choir and their Director, Stephen Darlington, will travel to China for a series of concerts in Macau, Nanjing, Jinan, Beijing and Xi'an.


3 August 2018
Igreja de Se, Macau

5 August 2018
Jiangsu Grand Theatre, Nanjing, China

8 August 2018
Shandong Grand Theatre, Jinan, China

10 August 2018
NCPA, Beijing, China

11 August 2018
Xi'an Concert Hall, Xi'an, China

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Peter Ansell
Director / Head of International Touring
+44 20 7608 9930