CHORISTER COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAMME
Music lies at the core of our School and plays a key role in its life. It belongs to its oldest traditions, stretching back to the foundation of Christ Church in 1546. Singing is therefore central to our ethos and we wish to share this passion. It is also why our School chose to support the Sing Up Outreach Programme, www.singup.org, offering volunteer work with primary school children in partnership with the Oxfordshire County Music Service.
From 2007 to Hilary Term 2020, our Cathedral Choristers and the School's Director of Music regularly visited up to 16 participating primary schools and encouraged children to sing and embed singing in their daily lives. All schools involved in the programme then took part in a celebratory end of term concert held in Christ Church Cathedral. Due to the pandemic, this scheme came to an abrupt end, but we will relaunch it in September 2023.
In 2017, CCCS received the Oxfordshire Community Hub Music Service Award in recognition of its Cathedral Choristers' outreach work over the past decade.