Schola is proud of its links to our patrons, who have agreed to be publicly associated with the choir and its activities.
Patrons of Schola Cantorum
John Mark Ainsley
Renowned tenor soloist and former member of the choir
Former Cabinet secretary. Former Chairman of the Trustees
Dame Liz Forgan
Former member of the choir, and Chair of Arts Council England
Founder of the choir
Dame Emma Kirkby
Renowned soprano soloist and former member of the choir
Renowned Conductor of the Taverner Consort and Players. Former conductor of the choir
Renowned baritone soloist and composer, whose works the choir often perform
"Schola Cantorum was a vital part of my life at Oxford; it was thrilling to sing such a huge range of music with students from across the faculties, to take part in recordings and festivals across the UK, and even to sing abroad. Many of my friends from the choir have remained so for life and now, wherever I perform, I still look for that same spark of musical companionship."