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Sat, 17 Jun


Exeter College Chapel, Oxford

Oxford Inspires

Music inspired by the academic and architectural aspirations of Oxford, presented in the glorious chapel of Exeter College

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Oxford Inspires
Oxford Inspires

Time & Location

17 Jun 2023, 19:30 BST

Exeter College Chapel, Oxford, Turl St, Oxford OX1 3DP, UK

About the event

A programme of music written specifically for Oxford and its famous college chapel choirs. This programme includes many of the pinnacles of such repertoire: Harris' wonderfully expressive double choir anthem, written of New College, "Faire is the Heaven", Leighton's thrilling Magnificat for Magdalen College, Howells' "Like as the hart" for Christ Church, and Parry's "My Soul there is a country" which was premiered in Exeter College Chapel itself.

Thame's own Howard Goodall studied at Christ Church, and his "Love divine", a setting of another Oxfordian, Charles Wesley, was written for the cathedral choir. Music by Lennox Berkeley, Walton, Sheppard, Taverner, Gibbons, Grayston Ives, Francis Grier, and Matthew Martin completes a rich and varied tapestry of music inspired by Oxford and its dreaming spires.

Tickets available from Tickets Oxford.

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