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OU 40th anniversary concert June 2009, with Milton Keynes City Orchestra, conductor Sian Edwards
The Open University Choir, directed by Bill Strang, is a work-place choir with approximately 80 members, drawn largely from Open University staff and students, but also including singers from the local community. The choir rehearses and performs at lunchtimes at the Open University Campus, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, presenting three main concerts each year. The choir has a reputation for performing a varied repertoire, and includes drawing on research done by members of the Music Department and commissioning and encouraging new work as particular features of its activities.


Our concerts at the Open University are free and open to all - OU staff, students or members of the public. If you want to be added to our concert mailing list (post or email), see Contact us

The OU Choir gave its first lunchtime concert in 1979. An unbroken run of three termly programmes a year means that June 2012 marked our 100th termly concert. Details of all the concerts the choir has given during these years can be downloaded here: OU Choir concert record. Further details of our recent concerts can be found at Previous concerts.

Next concert

OU Choir Thomas Tallis .jpeg

Saturday 17 June 2017

Thomas Tallis: 40-part motet Spem in alium

Andrea Gabrieli: Magnificat in 12 parts
and other 16th-century English and Italian music

Joint concert with the Linsdale Singers, Polymnia, and Quorum
Paul Daggett organist

St Mary and St Giles Church, Stony Stratford, MK11 1BD  at 7.30pm

Tickets £12 (under 16 free) from Music for All @SMSG

More information about this concert can be found here

Other music-making at the OU

There are a number of other OU music groups presenting concerts at Milton Keynes campus. See Music at the OU