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90. Choral Evensong at Merton College

21 October 2021, 18:15 - 19:30



Enjoy the whole festival live online for £165 with a Digital Festival Pass. All events will be available on demand after broadcast until 30th November, so you can catch up at a time which suits you.


As part of their regular contributions to worship, the Choir of Merton College sing Choral Evensong, including a new set of Preces and Responses by Oxford Lieder’s Associate Composer Cheryl Frances-Hoad. Cheryl is also a Visiting Research Fellow at Merton College.


Please note that this is a religious service, not a concert. Subject to pandemic restrictions, members of the public are welcome to attend, without booking.


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Choir of Merton College, Oxford

Choir of Merton College, Oxford

Ensemble

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

Conductor

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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Cheryl Frances-Hoad

Cheryl Frances-Hoad

Composer

Cheryl Frances-Hoad was born in Essex in 1980 and received her musical education at the Yehudi Menuhin School, the University of Cambridge (where she was awarded a double 1st for her BA in Music and a distinction for her MPhil in Composition) and Kings College London (PhD, Composition). Her music has been described as “like a declaration of faith in the eternal verities of composition” (The Times), with “a voice overflowing not only with ideas, but also with the discipline and artistry necessary to harness them” (The ... Read Full Biography

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