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.
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.
Cathedral Singers of Christ Church Instruments of Time and Truth James Morley Potter, director Simon Hogan, organ Lucy Cox, soprano Sam Mitchell, countertenor Daniel Tate, bass
Join the Cathedral Singers in the beautiful surroundings of Christ Church Cathedral for a concert of baroque music for royalty. Oxford’s acclaimed period-instrument orchestra, the Instruments of Time and Truth, will join the Cathedral Singers, their director James Morley Potter, organist Simon Hogan, soprano Lucy Cox, countertenor Sam Mitchell and bass Daniel Tate, in resounding music by Georg Frideric Handel. This will include the Coronation Anthems, written for the coronation of George II in 1727 and featuring the famous ‘Zadok the Priest’. Also featured is the sublime cantata Eternal Source of Light Divine, with its luminous solo trumpet opening, and the virtuosic Organ Concerto Op.4 No.4, heard in a rare version with a choral ‘Hallelujah’ finale. Rousing, festal music for choir and orchestra amidst the glories of Oxford’s Cathedral.
Mulled wine and mince pies will be available to purchase from the bar (and soft drinks)
Uplifting Christmas carols sung by Christ Church’s mixed choir (and by you!) in the beautiful acoustic of St Mary’s, Adderbury. We’re delighted to be returning to Adderbury for this event.
8pm, Saturday 18 December 2021 Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford
TIDINGS OF JOY: Carols for Choir and Audience
James Morley Potter, director Simon Hogan, organ/piano Thomas Simpson, organ/piano
Celebrate good tidings of great joy this Advent with the Cathedral Singers’ traditional carol concert, always a highlight of the Cathedral’s festive season. Christmas music old and new will feature, meditating on themes of joy and salvation, and there will also be the opportunity to join in with favourite carols to the accompaniment of the mighty Rieger organ.
As part of its ongoing commitment to fostering new repertoire for church choirs, the Cathedral Singers are launching a Call for Proposals, inviting composers to submit plans for anthems to fit into various seasons of the Church’s year.