Allegri Miserere by Candlelight
The Worcester College Oxford Chapel Choir make their Festival debut with a beautiful late-night concert of a cappella favourites, including the Allegri Miserere.
This concert will last approximately one hour without an interval
Weelkes – Gloria in Excelsis Deo
Tallis – Salvator Mundi
Byrd – Justorum Animae
Bull – Fantasia
Allegri – Miserere Mei
Parsons – Ave Maria
Villette – Hymne á la Vierge
Tomkins – A Fantasy
Tallis – In Manus tuas
Tallis – Te Lucis ante terminum
Victoria – Nunc Dimittis
Tomkins – O Sing unto the Lord a New Song
NB a reduced price combined ticket will be available for this evening’s two concerts from the St Martin’s box office.
Worcester College Oxford Chapel Choir
Alexander Goodwin and Benjamin Cunningham Organ
Thomas Allery Conductor
Worcester is unique among the Oxford colleges in that it has not one, but two flourishing chapel choirs of equal status, which share out the weekly services between them. There is a mixed-voice choir constituted of auditioned choral scholars and volunteers, which sings twice a week. The Boys’ Choir consists of trebles from Christ Church Cathedral School and alto, tenor and bass choral scholars.
A wide variety of music is performed in Worcester chapel, ranging from the early, such as Palestrina, right through to the very modern, such as the work of Prof. Robert Saxton, the current Fellow in Music at the college. Student composers studying under Prof. Saxton for the degree in music are also given the opportunity to write works for the choir. In this way, members of the choir are able to experience music of all kinds, and gain a broad knowledge and understanding of the sacred choral repertory.