Join us in Christ Church Cathedral on Saturday 16th December at 8pm for our annual Christmas Concert, featuring Leighton’s A Hymn of the nativity and Finzi’s In terra pax. We will also sing three carols by Rutti and works by Byrd, Briggs and Rutter. Well known carols are included for the audience to join in and drinks will be served during the interval.
This past weekend we welcomed three new choral scholars and one new organ scholar at evensong, and then we had a party to welcome their families and friends and to celebrate! We also said farewell to our two leaving choral scholars – one of whom is going on to a Choral Scholarship at Clare College, Cambridge, and the other will be studying Architecture at Oxford Brookes! Thank you to them for their time with us and best wishes as they go on to their next steps.
We had a fantastic time on our weekend tour of Edinburgh at the end of August. Many thanks to those who welcomed us in Edinburgh as well as to everyone for their hard work in making everything possible!
Join us in Christ Church Cathedral on 15 July 2023 at 8 p.m. for our annual summer concert. We’re pleased to perform no less than 6 works newly commissioned by the Cathedral Singers as part of our 2020 New Music Project, including theMissa Aedis Christi by Bill Ives which is already a firm choir favourite. We will also perform a selection of best-loved choral works including the spectacular Te Deum by William Walton as performed at the recent Coronation of Charles III. This is a concert not to be missed!
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.