Merton college was founded in 1264 and is one of the oldest colleges in Oxford. The T-shaped chapel dates from 1290 and is considered to be one of Oxford's finest. It was designed as a small-scale cathedral but the knave was never built, so the choir and the transcepts form a T-shape.
Capacity: 200 - 300
Facilities: No parking facilities, refreshments sometimes available in quad in summer, seating in the ante-chapel is at the back behind a carved screen from where the performers cannot been seen, disabled access.
Walking: approx. 10 mins
By car: approx. 5 mins
By bus: X90 from Gloucester Green Bus Station (bay 5) every 30 mins, stop Queens Lane (stop K5)
We’re excited to be returning to Merton College Chapel on Saturday 9 June for the third concert of Music of the Spires – Sansara’s first large-scale project, celebrating choral music housed in Oxford’s unparalleled collections.
Byrd - Justorum animae
Fayrfax - Gloria (from Missa Albanus)
Kerensa Briggs - Media vita
Strogers - Non me vincat Deus
Fayrfax - Credo (from Missa Albanus)
Byrd - Prevent us, O Lord
Parsons - Retribue servo tuo
Fayrfax - Sanctus & Benedictus (from Missa Albanus)
Marco Galvani - Ubi caritas
Fayrfax - Agnus dei (from Missa Albanus)
Byrd - O quam gloriosum
To find out more about Music of the Spires, visit our website (www.sansarachoir.com/projects). You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@SansaraChoir).
All artwork by Michael Tompsett
Duration: 1 hour 45mins with interval