Thu 28 Nov, Merton College Chapel
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.
The New Oxford Consort gives its debut Oxford performance with a festive concert spanning eight centuries of musical output, in the wonderful acoustic of Merton College Chapel.
The programme will feature a selection of classic carols as well as lesser-known music, with works by composers including Victoria, Praetorius, Pearsall, Warlock, Howells, Chilcott and Britten.
The New Oxford Consort is a vocal ensemble comprising some of the finest young singers from Oxford and beyond.
Founded and directed by Freddie Crowley, a recent Music graduate of Merton College, Oxford, the group performs repertoire from the Renaissance to the present day, and varies in size and forces according to venue and occasion.
The singers are drawn from a pool of young professionals in the early stages of their singing careers, including alumni choral scholars of Oxford, Cambridge, Durham, Royal Holloway and Manchester universities, as well as London conservatoires.
Members of the group have sung with the Tallis Scholars, The Sixteen, Tenebrae, BBC Singers, SANSARA, I Fagiolini, Siglo de Oro, Genesis Sixteen, Lacock Scholars, Carice Singers, and the choirs of Merton, Queen’s, Christ Church and New Colleges, Oxford.
Duration: 1 hour 45mins with interval
To book a Wheelchair Space, please call 01865 305 305
£5 tickets available for Under 18s and Full Time Students