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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


Thursday 13 November 2014

Randall Thompson: Alleluia

Sean Michael Salamon: Variations In Memoriam Alan Turing

Liz Lane: In Flanders Fields

Randall Thompson: Frostiana, settings for chorus with orchestral accompaniment of a cycle of poems by Robert Frost

Hub Lecture Theatre, Walton Hall at 1pm

Thursday 18 December 2014

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

Hub Lecture Theatre, 11.30am.

Thursday 26 March 2015

Motets in six and eight parts by Heinrich Schütz, Johann Ludwig and Johann Sebastian Bach and Johannes Brahms

Hub Lecture Theatre, Walton Hall at 1pm

Thursday 25 and Friday 26 June 2015

Partsongs by Stanford, Dyson and Vaughan Williams

St Michael's Church, Walton Hall at 1pm

This concert will be conducted by Dennis Pim.

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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