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Choir of New College Oxford

Choir of New College Oxford

The Choir of New College Oxford, composed of men and boy trebles, is one of the leading choral ensembles in the world, celebrated for its distinctive and stylish performance of music from five centuries. You can hear the choir in choral services live in New College Chapel, Oxford, and via webcasts, on concert tours and on its 100+ recordings. The choir is directed by Robert Quinney.

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Choir of New College Oxford

The Choir of New College Oxford, composed of men and boy trebles, is one of the leading choral ensembles in the world, celebrated for its distinctive and stylish performance of music from five centuries. You can hear the choir in choral services live in New College Chapel, Oxford, and via webcasts, on concert tours and on its 100+ recordings. The choir is directed by Robert Quinney.

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My New College Moment - Dan Norman

Our second instalment of favourite memories from former clerks, choristers and choir supporters features Dan Norman!

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The Blessed Virgin

Our latest playlist is themed around the Blessed Virgin.

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Chorister Open Day – Saturday 13 June 2020

A choristership at New College unlocks the door to an extraordinary musical education. Click below to find out more and register your interest.

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The English Tradition Pt.2

Listen to our latest playlist, with Robert Quinney's notes, by clicking below.

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The English Tradition

This week's playlist is an homage to the English Choral Tradition.

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Chapelcast - 3rd May

Although we cannot gather in the chapel, you can still experience the peace of evensong in our New College Chapelcasts. To listen, click below.

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Spring's Creation

Our fifth weekly playlist explores Spring's creation of new life.

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Latest Release

Parry: Songs of Farewell and other choral works

Novum NCR1394
RELEASE DATE: 28 September 2018

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2018 marks the centenary of Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1848-1918). We hope you will please consider our new release for review. As is well known, Parry was a dominant force in British music making. Yet recent scholarship has demonstrated how his music brought his native land into the European musical mainstream, through its assimilation of continental—specifically German—models.

This disc situates Parry’s music in its European context. Parry was a social and political liberal, and crucially—like all the leading British musicians of his time—his horizons extended beyond the island of his birth. His late set of six motets, Songs of Farewell, are among his greatest achievements in any musical genre, demonstrating his capacity for deeply affecting introspection. In this recording, they are prefaced by another sextet: the pithy Sechs Sprüche by Mendelssohn, which make clear the debt Parry owed to his continental forebears and contemporaries.

Moreover, this recording presents, for the first time, an early version of ‘There is an old belief’, edited by Robert Quinney from the autograph manuscripts in Oxford’s Bodleian Library and a printed proof copy. The evidence suggests Parry vacillated between two strikingly different versions of the section ‘serene in changeless prime’ until shortly before publication.

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