To enrich the community, inspire singers, and expand musical horizons.
Oxford Civic Chorus enriches the L-O-U community by providing a musically rigorous, rich singing community. We make quality choral singing and meaningful musical experiences accessible to all and keep them thriving as an art form for the community.
The world is a better place when people sing together. Our rehearsals and performances offer a special experience where people with differing socioeconomic, political, racial, and religious perspectives gather to encourage, enjoy and do something meaningful together. A vibrant community chorus unites diverse people across cultural and political divides, thereby strengthening the community.
We want every member of our choir to see himself/herself as an essential member of OCC. We aspire to have excellent participant experience in our weekly rehearsals, which are both rigorous and joyful. We want our singers to enjoy the mental and physical benefits of being a part of our choir where they feel valued, challenged, supported, connected, and proud to be members of a thriving choral community. Our hope is that as a result of these meaningful relationships, our members will regularly attend music events together and gather to socialize, and that our social atmosphere will be one of ease, laughter, and acceptance.