About

Magdalene Shield

The choir's primary responsibility is to sing Choral Evensong in Magdalene's candlelit medieval chapel each Thursday and Sunday during Full Term. The choir also gives concerts, undertakes tours abroad, regularly sings in various UK cathedrals and is involved in joint events with other college choirs. The choir has made several recordings over the years.

The choir is conducted by the Precentor, Mr Graham Walker, who is assisted by the Organ Scholars. The broad repertoire of the choir includes many traditional favourites and ranges from the 10th to the 21st century.

The choir prides itself on being a warm, friendly and supportive community which enjoys spending time together. The choir's pursuit of choral excellence is complemented by a lively and enjoyable social scene. Regular choir parties and activities are supplemented by other unusual events like annual punting trips to Granchester.


Rehearsals & Services

The choir’s regular weekly commitment during Full Term is as follows:

Magdalene College Chapel Wednesday 17:15 - 18:45

21:30 - 22:00
Rehearsal

Compline (once or twice a term)
Thursday 16:45 - 18:00

18:15 - 19:00
Rehearsal

Choral Evensong
Sunday 16:30 - 17:45

18:00 - 19:00
Rehearsal

Choral Evensong

Formal Hall (a formal three-course dinner) follows Evensong on Thursdays and Sundays, and is provided free for all choir members. The choir also sings extra services such as Communion Services on Holy Days.

If you would like to find out more about the Magdalene College Choir, please do get in touch with the Precentor by e-mail.

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