Motets at Merton
21 October 2017, 22:00
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.
Giovanni Gabrieli (1557 - 1612)Jubilate Deo; motet for 8 voices (Ch. 16)
Heinrich Schütz (1585 - 1672)Ich bin ein rechter Weinstock (SWV 389)
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf (BWV 226)
Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)Geistliches Lied (Op. 30)
- Warum ist das Licht gegeben (Op. 74 no.1)
Gustav Mahler, arranged Clytus GottwaldIch bin der Welt abhanden gekommen
EnsembleThe 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
ConductorBenjamin 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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