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05. Jesu meine Freude: The Choir of Merton College

27 February 2021, 22:00 - 23:00


Late Night

This event will be broadcast from Merton College Chapel

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The Choir of Merton College draw the day to a close from the stunning college chapel with a profound and uplifting programme that includes works by Thomas Adès, James Macmillan and William Byrd, all centring on Bach’s motet ‘Jesu meine Freude’.

This event will be streamed completely live from Merton College Chapel. Shortly afterwards, it will also be available to watch again, using the same ticket and link, until 21 March (11 April for Pioneer Pass holders). Click here for further information on how tickets will work this year.

Merton College choral services are all currently livestreamed and available to watch on the choir's YouTube channel.

Watch the choir's recent live-streamed Carol Service:

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Choir of Merton College, Oxford

Choir of Merton College, Oxford


The Choir of Merton College is known internationally through its tours, recordings and broadcasts. Recent concert tours have included Italy, Sweden, France and the USA, and in December 2018 the choir made its first visit to Singapore and Hong Kong. Performances in 2016 included Mozart’s Requiem in Toulouse, and engagements at Washington National Cathedral and St Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue, New York, and in 2017 the choir sang the first ever Anglican Service in St Peter’s Basilica, Rome, which was broadcast on BBC Radio 3. Recent... Read Full Biography
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Benjamin Nicholas

Benjamin Nicholas


Benjamin Nicholas is Reed Rubin Organist & Director of Music at Merton College, Oxford and Principal Conductor of The Oxford Bach Choir. As a conductor, he has appeared with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, City of London Sinfonia, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London Mozart Players, The BBC Singers and The Holst Singers in works such as Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius, Vaughan Williams’ Sea Symphony, Holst’s Savitri and Duruflé’s Requiem. During Benjamin’s time at Merton, the annual Pass... Read Full Biography


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This event is part of a series:

Winter into Spring – The Changing Seasons

To lift the spirits after what is set to be a rather bleak winter, we’ve brought forward our spring weekend and will present another online-only 'mini festival', with eight events over two days broadcast live from the Holywell Music Room, and a special late-night concert from Merton College Chapel. Highlights will include the great German baritone Dietrich Henschel singing Wi...

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