Stop Press: Saturday’s Concert repertoire change

This Saturday’s concert, hitherto featuring Handel Coronation Anthems and Birthday Ode for Queen Anne, will now instead centre on Mozart Requiem. This is in recognition of the life and service of the late Queen Elizabeth II. 

The advertised soloists and orchestra will remain, and tickets remain purchasable from Tickets Oxford via the following link:

In recognition of the national period of mourning following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, this concert will now not feature the Handel Coronation Anthems, but centre on the Mozart Requiem. The Cathedral Singers, along with their director James Morley Potter, a fine team of soloists, and Oxford’s professional baroque orchestra Instruments of Time and Truth, will perform this special concert in the glorious surroundings of Christ Church Cathedral. Additionally, Simon Hogan, organist to the Cathedral Singers, will perform Handel’s buoyantly optimistic Organ Concerto in F.

This will be a fitting opportunity to memorialise the contribution of our late Queen with stirring music, beautifully performed by some of Oxford’s top musicians.

Choir trip to Bonn

The choir visited Bonn in August 2022 as part of the 75th anniversary celebrations of the Oxford Bonn link. 

Bonn – statue of Beethoven

The choir sang mass in Bonn minster, choral vespers in Cologne cathedral and gave a concert in Düsseldorf. 

Many of the choir were generously hosted by families in and around Bonn.  We would like to thank our hosts for their hospitality! 

Thanks to Rachel Cairns for her photos and also to Bonn Minster and Cologne Cathedral for providing the livestreams from which the screenshots are taken.