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Choir of New College Oxford

Choir of New College Oxford

The Choir of New College Oxford, composed of adult singers 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 adult singers 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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Evensong in memoriam Sir David Lumsden

On Saturday 4 May the choir celebrated the memory of Sir David Lumsden, former Organist of New College. The choir sang Byrd's Great Service and Harris, Fair is the heaven.

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Chorister Open Day

Saturday 8June at 4.00pm in New College Chapel. The chorister experience unpacked, with singing, games and tea.

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Service Details & Music Lists

Choral services in Trinity Term run from Friday 19 April to Sunday 16 June. Click Find Out More for full details of all services and to view the music list.

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Trinity Term Organ Recitals

Thursdays at 1.15pm: live or live-streamed. The series starts on 25 April with a recital by Robert Quinney.

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Cantata Vespers

J. S. Bach's Cantata 39, written for the First Sunday after Trinity, is the focus for Cantata Vespers on Sunday 2 June at 5.45pm.

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Choral award applications

Visiting student singers inspired by the University of Oxford's recent Choral & Organ Award open day can now plan choral applications: watch the links on the University of Oxford website.

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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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Latest Release

New College: Commissions & Premieres

Linn Records CKD 720
RELEASE DATE: 23/06/2023

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The music composed for New College Choir in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries provides a compelling historical tour of changing musical styles and liturgical practices. On this disc we survey New College commissions from the 1920s to the 2020s, beginning with William Harris’s evergreen Faire is the heaven, composed while he was Organist of New College, and ending with two recent commissions from Caitlin Harrison and Deborah Pritchard.  The disc is built round three settings of the Evensong canticles, by Paul Drayton, Herbert Howells, and Deborah Pritchard.  For Kenneth Leighton’s heart-wrenching cantata Crucifixus pro nobis, written in 1961, the choir is joined by tenor Nick Pritchard, a former academical clerk at New College. 

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