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The Alternotives are Oxford University’s longest established a cappella group, having formed in 1993 as an alternative to the chapel choirs that dominated the university music scene at the time. Since then we have gone from strength to strength, establishing ourselves as Oxford’s premier mixed a cappella group, famous for our interesting arrangements, witty choreography, and award-winning performances. We perform a variety of genres, from RnB to disco, pop to soul, often putting an unfamiliar twist on familiar music. We sing at events of all shapes and sizes, including weddings, birthdays, balls, and everything in between. So why not give it a whirl and book us?

What’ve we’ve been up to…..

INTRODUCING OUR NEWEST ALT MAX SALISBURY 

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Check out our “Meet the Alts” page to find out more about him!

Christmas Music Video!

This Christmas we’ve been busy filming this years Alternotives music video to “God Only Knows” (beautifully arranged by our MD Hugh, Oscar and Alts alumni Bealo!) where we have re-enacted all your favourite scenes from Love Actually (#lovealtually). Special thanks to Rob Cross and Tony McHugh for doing the audio side of things. We’ve already got over 2000 views in 2 days, check out what you’re missing below!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01c255nIh5o

Edinburgh Fringe Festival 

This August, we returned to the Edinburgh Fringe to perform for the 7th consecutive year. We had a hugely successful run, with over 2000 people coming to see us sing over 18 days. One of the highlights was being part of this surprise Pitch-Perfect-style proposal during one of our performances.

 

Whilst we were up in Scotland, we got the chance to film a new video, thanks to The Fairholme Sessions. Here’s our version of David Bowie’s ‘Heroes’! How many superhero theme songs can you spot hidden in our introduction?