Fri 19 Jun, University Church of St Mary the Virgin
Dating from the 11th century, the church is historically the most important building in Oxford. Among other things, it is where the Protestant Archbishops Cranmer, Ridley and Latimer were tried for heresy in 1555 and condemned to be burned at the stake. It was also used for university ceremonies and examinations before the building of the Examination Schools and the Sheldonian Theatre.
Facilities: No parking facilities. Refreshments sometimes available if arranged by promoter. Disabled access.
Walking: approx. 10 mins
Parking: St Giles parking, Monday - Saturday, 8am - 6.30pm and evenings from 6.30pm, Sunday, 10am - 6.30pm and evenings from 6.30pm - £1.50 up to 30 mins, £3 up to 1 hour, £5 up to 2 hours, £3 for evenings.
Suzi Digby, conductor
Thomas Tallis, Spem in alium
Alfonso Ferrabosco, I – In monte Oliveti
Derrick Gerarde, Tua est potentia
Thomas Tallis, If Ye Love Me
Philip Van Wilder, Pater Noster
Roderick Williams, Ave Verum Corpus Re-imagined
James MacMillan, Vidi aquam (new commission)
The award-winning ORA Singers, one of the UK’s pre-eminent vocal ensembles, are joined by Oxford University’s Schola Cantorum for this breath-taking concert. Featuring music from ORA’s brand new album release, including the world premiere of Sir James MacMillan’s 40-part motet and a rare performance of Tallis’ Spem in alium.
There is a chance to hear all about ORA Singers’ latest commission through a pre-concert talk with Sir James, led by Artistic Director, Suzi Digby.
Duration: 1 hour 15mins with no interval
Please note, this event has been cancelled.