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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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Applying for a Choral Scholarship

New College Choir bass Filippo Turkheimer gives the insider view of being a choral scholar, and talks you through applications for a choral award at New College.

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My New College Moment - Ben Hulett

Our latest Moment is from tenor Ben Hulett!

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apart/together - Bach's Letzte Stunde

During this year's Lockdown, our choristers produced a poignant call for attention, as the pandemic threatens the future of choral music in Britain.

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My New College Moment - Curtis Price

Former Warden of New College and Principal of the Royal Academy of Music, Sir Curtis Price, provides our New College Moment this week!

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The Blessed Virgin

Our latest playlist is themed around the Blessed Virgin.

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Spring's Creation

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

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Friends of New College Choir

To ensure New College Choir is still being heard beyond the walls of the college, particularly on recordings and in concert halls, we are launching the Friends of New College Choir to build a stronger connection between the choir and all who love its work. Click below to find out more about this exciting new scheme.

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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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