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: https://www.ticketsoxford.com/events/handel-coronation-anthems

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.

HANDEL: Coronation Anthems & more

Tickets are now on sale for our next concert. 

HANDEL: Coronation Anthems
HANDEL: Birthday Ode for Queen Anne (‘Eternal Source of Light Divine’)
HANDEL: Organ Concerto Op.4 No.4 in F major (‘Hallelujah’)

8pm, Saturday 17 September
Christ Church Cathedral, St Aldate’s, Oxford OX1 1DB

TICKETS £15/£10: https://www.ticketsoxford.com/events/handel-coronation-anthems

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.

BUY TICKETS

Tickets Oxford

ticketsoxford.com
01865 305 305

CHRISTMAS CONCERTS: 11 & 18 December 2021

We’re delighted to be able to resume our ever-popular Christmas Concerts:

(7 for) 7.30pm, Saturday 11 December 2021
St Mary’s, Adderbury

Carols by Candlelight

Simon Hogan, director
David Quinn, organ
Cathedral Singers of Christ Church

Tickets £12 from Trish Fennell 01295 811059 or trishfennell242@gmail.com or on the door
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.

Tickets are available from Tickets Oxford

https://www.ticketsoxford.com/events/tidings-of-joy-carols-for-choir-and-audience

01865 305 305

CONCERT: Saturday 11 September, Christ Church

NEXT CONCERT

Get your tickets HERE

FAURE Requiem & anthems by Howells and Wesley

Cathedral Singers of Christ Church
James Morley Potter, director
Simon Hogan, organ
Cecily Beer, harp
Kay Stephen, violin
Chris Terepin, cello

An evening of choral music to lift the soul, in the beautiful surroundings of Oxford’s Cathedral

8pm, Saturday 11 September 2021

Christ Church Cathedral, St Aldate’s, Oxford OX1 1DP

Tickets £15/£10 from Tickets Oxford
www.ticketsoxford.com 01865 305305

We’re very excited to be able to perform a concert again after such a long time. This programme brings together some of our favourite choral repertoire, including Faure’s transcendent Requiem, presented here in a new arrangement by David Hill. Howells’ Four Anthems (originally subtitled ‘in time of war’) includes the sumptuous Like as the hart, and Wesley’s Ascribe unto the Lord is a mini-cantata all of its own.

Christ Church is a large building and distanced seating is available – see Tickets Oxford for information.

CSCC Launch Call for Proposals for new anthems

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.

It is hoped that this project will support exciting and interesting new music from talented composers. For more information, see the dedicated page here: https://cathedralsingers.org.uk/newmusic2020/

POSTPONED: Come and Sing Evensong, 25 April

This event is POSTPONED due to the ongoing public health situation, and we will be hoping to reschedule it at some point in the future.

~

Come and Sing Evensong at Christ Church Cathedral

with the Cathedral Singers of Christ Church

Join us for an evening of wonderful music for St Mark’s Day. Members of the RSCM and affiliated choirs are warmly invited to come along and sing in Christ Church with us for the evening. 

Music to include Bullock Give us the wings of faith, Clucas Responses, Stanford in Bb, and Harris O what their joy and their glory must be

Saturday 25 April 2020

Schedule for the day

3pm Registration
3.30pm Rehearsal in the Cathedral
5pm Tea in the Priory Rooms
6pm Evensong
7pm ends

The event is free of charge and includes tea. Music copies will be provided.

If you would like to attend, please fill in the following form: https://forms.gle/9ery8Sbfe6Tgho7z7
Closing date for registration 10 April

If you would like any more information, please contact the Administrator, Michele Winter, at administrator@cathedralsingers.org.uk.

Christmas Concerts 2019

THE PATH TO BETHLEHEM: Carols for Choir and Audience with the Cathedral Singers of Christ Church

Featuring music by Mendelssohn, Howells, Rutter and more, the journey to Bethlehem is brought to life with music tracing the path from the Old Testament prophets to the familiar Kings, Shepherds and Angels of the Christmas story.

Director, James Morley Potter
Organist, David Bannister

8.00 p.m., Saturday 21 December
Christ Church Cathedral, St Aldates, Oxford, OX1 1DP
Tickets, including a glass of wine, Standard: £15 Concessions: £10

Tickets for this concert are now available from Tickets Oxford (tel. 01865 305 305)

 

SOUTH MORETON

We are also giving a carol concert in the church of St John in South Moreton on Saturday 7 December. Tickets will be available on the door. More information soon.

Summer Concert: Sunday 21 July 2019

The Cathedral Singers of Christ Church present their Summer Concert for 2019, a celebration of Music from Oxford: BLESSED CITY.

8pm, Sunday 21 July, 2019

Tickets available from Tickets Oxford, 01865 305 305 and via the following link: https://www.ticketsoxford.com/whats-on/all-shows/blessed-city-music-from-oxford/12288

Tickets include a glass of wine in the interval

Piano/Organ: David Bannister

Director: James Morley Potter

The Cathedral Singers will present a wide-ranging selection of music from the Renaissance to the present day, including well-loved anthems and new discoveries, produced by composers associated with the city of dreaming spires.

We hope you can join us.