Mon 1 Jan 0001 - Sat 22 Feb 2020, 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.
In 1943 five students and a professor at the University of Munich were arrested, tried, and executed. They were members of The White Rose (‘Die Weiße Rose’), a clandestine group who wrote and distributed leaflets calling on Germans to resist Hitler. Award-winning vocal ensemble SANSARA performs ancient and modern choral works alongside readings from the White Rose group’s letters and diaries. The majority of these texts have never appeared in English and speak movingly of courage and conscience.
Programme to include
Philip Moore - Three Prayers of Dietrich Bonhoeffer
1. Morning prayers
2. Prayers in the time of distress
3. Evening Prayers
Rudolf Mauersberger - Wie liegt die Stadt so wüst
Arvo Pärt - Da pacem Domine
Duration: 2 hours with interval