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Motets at Merton

21 October 2017, 22:00


Late Night Sacred music

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Merton College Chapel

Merton Street
Oxford OX1 4JD

One of Oxford's finest chapel choirs presents a programme of motets by Brahms and composers he would have conducted as director of the Wiener Singakademie, including Schütz, Gabrieli and Bach. Also included is a rare arrrangement of Mahler's 'Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen' from the Rückert Lieder.


Artist Portrait

Choir of Merton College, Oxford

Choir of Merton College, Oxford


The Choir of Merton College is one of Oxford’s leading mixed-voice choirs, singing during term-time in the thirteenth century chapel. The choir consists of thirty undergraduates and post-graduates, many of whom hold choral scholarships at Merton College. In recent years tours have included France, the USA, Sweden and Italy, and performances of Duruflé’s Requiem in Gloucester Cathedral, Tallis’s Spem in alium in the Beaujolais Festival, Mozart's Requiem in St Germain-des-Prés, Paris, and the première... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Benjamin Nicholas

Benjamin Nicholas


Benjamin Nicholas is Reed Rubin Organist & Director of Music at Merton College, Oxford. As a conductor he has appeared with the City of London Sinfonia, Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra, The Trondheim Soloists 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. His most recent organ recording of Elgar’s organ works, was described by The Sunday Times as ‘a musical achievement…captivating’. With ... Read Full Biography

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Please click here to view the full Festival brochure.    Vienna at the turn of the twentieth century was a vibrant melting pot for music and the arts. Whirling waltzes sat alongside gargantuan symphonies. The height of romanticism had been reached but was nearly exhausted and on the brink of a whole new musical language. Tradition - with Brahms a holder of the torch - ...