Singing Outreach Programme

Music lies at the heart of the School and plays a key role in its life. It belongs to our oldest traditions, stretching back to our foundation in 1546.

It is for this reason that we chose to support the national Singing Outreach Programme, offering volunteer work with primary school children in partnership with the Oxfordshire County Music Service.

Since its inception in 2007, Choristers regularly visit each participating primary school and encourage children to sing and to embed singing in their daily lives. All schools involved in the programme then take part in a celebratory end of term concert held in the glorious setting of Christ Church Cathedral.

The School had been fortunate to receive Government funding for the initial 5-year period and then continued to fund the Programme from its own means for the following 3 years. However, there are no further resources available beyond this academic year.

It is our belief that the hugely successful project, which has become an invaluable part of Choristers' lives at the School, should remain part of our curriculum also in years to come.

We thus invite all music enthusiasts to support the initiative as generously as possible by making a contribution to the project's annual running cost of £10,150.