About the Society
St Anne’s College Music Society is an integral part of the college’s life, with a wide range of ensembles, and performance opportunities ranging from recitals to open mic nights catering for all those who want to participate in or support college music. Their flagship ensemble, the St Anne’s Swingers, is a big band earning itself a strong reputation throughout Oxford, whilst their non-auditioned College Choir is a fun and informal way to get involved, and is a very popular fixture at a variety of college events, including their annual Christmas Formal. Newer ensembles include STAcappella, an auditioned a cappella group performing contemporary music, and ensemble ANNIE, a flexible instrumental ensemble providing, amongst other things, a platform for the performance of student compositions. Recital highlights include lecture-recitals from composers Trevor Wishart and John Traill, vocal masterclasses as part of Britten in Oxford, and instrumental recitals from prestigious performers such as Daniel Swain. The society also encourages and supports smaller ensembles and solo performers, with various college music scholarships and performance opportunities available.
St Anne's Swingers
The St Anne’s Swingers is a big band which performs a mixture of swing, jazz, and soul music around Oxford. The large band is non-auditioned and contains players from numerous colleges. We've recently played at events at St Hugh's, Merton and St Anne's colleges, plus RAG celebrations.
St Anne's Choir
A fun, informal and non-auditioned choir singing everything from classical to pop to gospel!
A newly formed, auditioned a cappella group singing contemporary music.
A mixed, flexible instrumental ensemble, performing classical repertoire, student compositions and much more.
We have a fortnightly recital series featuring student performers and professional talent. Watch this page for more info!
Open Mic Nights
The college holds open mic nights a couple of times a term, and they're a fantastic way to showcase the talent on offer in an informal setting.