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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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Virtual Chorister Open Day Saturday 12 June

This year we can't welcome families in person to the chapel for our annual open day, but we are sharing some short films about chorister life. The director, Robert Quinney, will talk about the enriching and varied experience of being a chorister, and school staff share insights on how choristers manage their musical and school lives. Click on the link below to watch our newly curated films which go live on Saturday 12 June, and join us online for a special Evensong at 5.45pm!

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Trinity Term Organ Recitals

Thursdays at 1.00 pm. Eight live-streamed recitals by New College organists and visitors from the university. From 29 April to 17 June. Join us live on the choir's Youtube channel, or watch afterwards.

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Supporting New College Choir

If you have enjoyed our live-streamed services, concerts and recordings, and would like to support the work of the choir, we would be most grateful.

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Media Vita - Gramophone review

We're very proud of this enormously generous review from Gramophone!

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Sunday Times Review - Media Vita

We're very proud of this lovely review from The Sunday Times! Media Vita is out now!

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apart/together 2 - Laudate Pueri

Our choristers' second recording of lockdown, recorded remotely over the summer in collaboration with Positive Note productions, is of Mendelssohn's beautiful Laudate Pueri.

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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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Latest Release

John Sheppard Media Vita

Release Date:  23 October 2020

This debut release with Linn Records features the works of the English Renaissance composer John Sheppard, including his most celebrated work, Media Vita, and four motets which receive their premiere recordings.

New College Choir was already 150 years old when Sheppard arrived in Oxford. His boundary-pushing polyphony requires the skill and precision of liturgical professionals, and under Robert Quinney’s direction the choir gives compelling performances. Described by Linn Records as ‘another distinctive and stylish performance from this acclaimed choir’, this disc marks the first in a new series of recordings for the Linn label.

Sunday Times: best 3 new releases 18 October 2020

John Sheppard: Media Vita/Choir of New College, Oxford/Quinney; Linn Records CKD 632
‘These seven beguiling pieces by John Sheppard were written late in his career, in Mary Tudor’s reign.  Four receive significant first recordings.  And the immense hymn setting Media vita makes for a glorious finale. Robert Quinney shapes graceful performances, with Sheppard’s often dense textures never feeling congested, and the New College boys’ sound is pleasingly open and natural.’ Stephen Pettitt, The Sunday Times, 18 October 2020

Click on the link below to listen to a track from the Album.

Selected as one of the top releases in the December issue of Gramophone in 2020: click on the link below to read the full review. 

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