Students in the Upper Prep Choraliers develop their individual and ensemble vocal techniques, performing at various concerts and events, both on and off campus.
is the Middle School’s festival and touring chorus. In addition to performing at Kingswood Oxford concerts and events, Cantabile tours locally and regionally. Cantabile members work with Kingswood Oxford’s Composer Colloquy
visiting artists (in workshops and master classes) and have premiered 25 commissioned works. In recent years, Cantabile performed with:
- Children’s Chorus of Washington
- Young People's Chorus of New York City
- Amherst College Concert Choir
- New York University Singers
- Temple University Concert Choir
- Music Institute of Chicago, and others
F2B is the select a cappella group for boys in Forms 1 and 2. Students work with visiting artists from the Composer Colloquy and have premiered 15 commissioned arrangements in performances in Boston, Chicago, Hartford, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.
The Octopipers, Kingswood Oxford’s oldest student group, is a Middle School, all-girls vocal group directed by Steve Mitchell. Octopipers train with visiting artists as well as tour throughout the region. The group has won numerous awards and were recognized in DownBeat magazine for excellence in vocal jazz, pop, rock, and blues.
The Concert Choir, which is open to students in Forms 3-6, provides the foundation to Kingswood Oxford’s choral program. Here, students develop ear training, vocal techniques, and the ability to read music. The Concert Choir performs at the annual Choral Expo and Upper School Choral Fest.
Students audition to perform with Voce Novissima, the all-female, Upper School choral group, where they perform multi-genre a cappella works. The group participates with Access Opera, the Metropolitan Opera’s education program, and works with visiting artists and guest composers. Each spring, Kingswood Oxford and Voce Novissima host the Wyvern Women’s Choral Festival in the Roberts Theater on campus.
Outlook is a select ensemble of students in Forms 4-6 who audition for a spot. The group performs a variety of jazz, pop, Broadway, and contemporary music. Outlook participates in campus concerts, regional festivals, and competitions.
The Oxfordians represent the most skilled female singers in the Upper School who are accepted into the choir through an audition process. They compete in the Wyvern Invitational A Capella Festival and perform in various school concerts and for events.
Like the Oxfordians, the Crimson 7 feature the talents of the Upper School’s most skilled vocalists. In addition to performing in Kingswood Oxford concerts, this male singing group competes in the Wyvern Invitational A Capella Festival.