Makoto James


Makoto James is the Director of Christ Church College Choir and Junior Organ Scholar of Christ Church. 

He arrived in Oxford in September 2016, upon completing two years of study at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Toulouse.

He is studying for an undergraduate degree in Music and is an Associate of the Royal College of Organists.

Matthew Gibson


Matthew Gibson is the Organist of Christ Church College Choir and a former Organ Scholar of The Queen's College.

He is currently in her second year at Oxford, studying for an undergraduate degree in Music.

Revd. Clare Hayns

College Chaplain

Clare Hayns is the College Chaplain and Welfare Coordinator of Christ Church.  

S​he joined the college in 2015, and maintains overall responsibility for the College Choir. 

Christ Church College Choir

Christ Church College Choir

The College Choir is made up of undergraduate and graduate students who perform a programme of services and concerts each year.

The Choir performs the service of Choral Evensong each Monday at 6pm, making an important contribution to the life and worship at Christ Church Cathedral.

In the last few years, the College Choir has been on tour around the country. In the summer of 2014, they visited Dublin for a week, giving concerts and seeing the sights!

​Find out more about the Choir...

Joseph Evans

Choir Manager

Joseph Evans is the Manager of Christ Church College Choir.

Last year he graduated from the university with a bachelor's degree in Music, and he is currently spending his gap year working in Oxford.