Music at the Chapel

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HMC Choir

The Choir of Harris Manchester College is a friendly chamber choir which sings for regular services and concerts in chapel, and for choral grace before selected formal dinners. The choral programme is a college offering run by the Director of Music, who encourages consideration of the programme from all students with a musical background or interest, including those with no previous experience of choral singing. There is no religious requirement or assumption of those who join the choir, even though chapel services are usually the context for its performances.

Rehearsals, which take place on Fridays during full term (5.00-6.30pm) and on Wednesdays (4.45-5.30pm) before the 5.45pm choral service, are lively and enjoyable and are designed to introduce members to a range of beautiful sung music. The choral service is followed by a weekly formal dinner, which choir members attend.

For further information, please contact the Assistant Director of Music, Stephen Taylor: 

Instrumental music

There are also performance opportunities for instrumental musicians and the Assistant Director of Music is always glad to hear from those who wish to participate in the musical life of Harris Manchester College.

Director of Music/Assistant Director of Music

James Whitbourn (1963-2024) was the Director of Music of Harris Manchester College. For all enquiries about music at Harris Manchester, please contact our Assistant Director of Music, Stephen Taylor: 


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