Choir of St Michael at the North Gate
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Oxford Choir :: Vaughan Williams "Benedictus"
About Choir of St Michael at the North Gate
Traditional choir of men and women, including some of the best choral scholars at the University of Oxford.
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Public liability insurance of £10 million
This act has been working with Encore for over 7 years
Traditional church music, Christmas, Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Fanfare, Film / TV music, Medieval music, Musical theatre, Opera, Renaissance
The choir's music list contains a wide variety of choral styles, covering everything from the middle ages to the present day.
What do your clients love most about your performances?
Our choir is made up of some of the best professional singers in the country, all chapel-trained. Our clients love our deep understanding of church repertoire and appreciate the time and care we devote to crafting their programmes.
Which venues have you performed at in the past?
Royal Albert Hall, Three Choirs Festival, Oxford Lieder Festival, the Sheldonian Theatre, Christ Church Cathedral, New College Chapel, Magdalen College Chapel, Merton College Chapel, Cadogan Hall, and more.
Do you have different line-up options?
Yes, our line-up is entirely flexible and modular. Since most choral music is written in 4 parts, we recommend the number of singers to be a multiple of 4 in order to achieve the best balance across the choir. Most of our clients opt for 8 singers + conductor, as this provides the best projection for most spaces.
What if my timings change after I've booked you?
We always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run-up to the event just let us know.
Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?
We are an acoustic live act, and so we don't tend to offer this service. But we're more than happy to discuss options!
How much time do you need to set up?
For a wedding or funeral ceremony, we usually rehearse in the space for 1 to 1.5 hours before the guests arrive (usually 30 mins before the ceremony begins). As guests arrive, the organist* can help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for the ceremony. (* available as an add-on)
Can you roam around while you perform?
Yes, whilst it's not customary for robed choirs to roam around as they perform, we're happy to explore ideas! We perform without microphones so we can move around freely if needed.
Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?
Most of our clients have a pretty good idea what music they would like to have at their event. Equally, if you don't know where to start, we'd be happy to explore ideas with you! Our years of experience gives us the confidence to guide you to find the best music for your event.
Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?
We are an acoustic live act and don't usually require microphones or PA systems. When it comes to lighting, as long as the venue has sufficient shower top and side lighting, we will be able to perform. We usually require a minimum of 1.5 square metres per person to perform.
Can you learn song requests before the event?
Our choir is made up of some of the best professional choral singers in the country. If there is a special song you'd like us to perform we are happy to do this for you. If the piece is particularly challenging and requires an extra rehearsal before the day, there is an additional fee of £100 per person.
Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.
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|Up to 3 hours||£3413|