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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.

Concerts in 2016-2017

Thursday 17 November 2016

WA Mozart: Requiem, completed and edited by Robert Levin

Hub Lecture Theatre, Walton Hall at 1pm

Admission free. All welcome

For further details see the Concerts page.

Thursday 15 December 2016

Open University Carol Concert. The Choir, Open Voices, and the OU Orchestra will join with Christian Forum to present music and readings for the University’s seasonal celebration.

Hub Lecture Theatre, Walton Hall at 11.30am

Thursday 23 March 2017

Programme to be announced

Hub Lecture Theatre, Walton Hall at 1pm

Saturday 17 June 2017

Thomas Tallis: 40-part motet Spem in alium

Andrea Gabrieli: Magnificat in 12 parts

Joint concert with Quorum, Polymnia and Linsdale Singers

St Mary and St Giles Church, Stony Stratford at 7.30pm

Further details including ticket prices to be announced

Another date for your diary

If you enjoyed our recent concert in St Mary and St Giles Church in Stony Stratford to celebrate the restoration of the Father Willis pipe organ you might be interested to know that the celebrations continue throughout the summer, with the Willis Pipe Organ festival from 9 -11 September providing a wonderful weekend of concerts of varied organ classics together with many free events. Tickets and further information available from Music for All @ SMSG at http://www.musicforallmsg.org/whats-on/festival

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

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