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Motets at Merton

21 October 2017, 22:00


Recital

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.


Programme


Artist Portrait

Choir of Merton College, Oxford

Choir of Merton College, Oxford

Ensemble

The Choir of Merton College is one of Oxford’s leading mixed-voice choirs and sings the services, 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. Tours have included France (2009, 2010, 2011, 2016 and 2017), the USA (2011, 2014 and 2016), Sweden (2013) and Italy (2017). Recent performances have included Duruflé’s Requiem in Gloucester Cathedral as part of the Cheltenham Music Festival, Tallis's S... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Benjamin Nicholas

Benjamin Nicholas

Conductor

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

Tickets

Call: 01865 591 276

Tickets
Seating Area A £15.00
Seating Area B £10.00
Seating Area B
Under 35s Ticket
£5.00
Restricted View £5.00

This event is part of a series:

The Schumann Project

The Schumann Project: 14-29 October 2016 The fifteenth Oxford Lieder Festival will be the Schumann Project, a unique survey of Schumann's complete songs. The Schumann Project will explore Schumann's life and times, his friends and contemporaries, his influences and his legacies, and his literary and artistic interests. This two-week feast of song will feature Oxford Lieder's trad...