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Choir of New College Oxford

Choir of New College Oxford

The Choir of New College Oxford, composed of men and boy trebles, is one of the leading choral ensembles in the world, celebrated for its distinctive and stylish performance of music from five centuries. You can hear the choir in choral services live in New College Chapel, Oxford, and via webcasts, on concert tours and on its 100+ recordings.

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Choir of New College Oxford

The Choir of New College Oxford, composed of men and boy trebles, is one of the leading choral ensembles in the world, celebrated for its distinctive and stylish performance of music from five centuries. You can hear the choir in choral services live in New College Chapel, Oxford, and via webcasts, on concert tours and on its 100+ recordings.

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Choral Services

The Choir of New College, Oxford is one of the most celebrated and acclaimed choral groups of the UK. When William of Wykeham founded his ‘New’ College in 1379, a choral foundation was at its heart, and daily chapel services have been a central part of college life ever since. The choir comprises sixteen boy choristers and fourteen adult clerks; the latter a mixture of professional singers and undergraduate members of the college.

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Friends of New College Choir

To ensure New College Choir is still being heard beyond the walls of the college, particularly on recordings and in concert halls, we are launching the Friends of New College Choir to build a stronger connection between the choir and all who love its work. Click below to find out more about this exciting new scheme.

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Join the Choir

In this section you will find information about joining the Choir of New College Oxford, whether as a chorister, lay clerk,  academical clerk, or organ scholar. You'll find information about admissions to New College, New College School, and auditions for layclerkships, as well as details about our 6th Form Scheme, which offers prospective choral scholars the opportunity to join the choir for a service of Choral Evensong.

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Latest Release

The Gate Of Heaven: Favourite Anthems from New College Oxford

Total Playing time: 65' 50''   DDD
Recorded in New College Chapel, Oxford, July 2016
Released April 2017
Novum NCR 1391

The revival of British music in the late nineteenth century coincided with two profound religious changes: the so-called Oxford Movement, the influence of which on standards of liturgy and music in the Church of England reached far beyond the ‘Anglo-Catholic’ churches it spawned; and the Roman Catholic Church, whose presence in the religious and cultural life of the country had grown since its emancipation in 1829. The musical influence of the latter was, by the turn of century, focussed on the new Westminster Cathedral, whose first public liturgies were held in 1903, featuring both plainchant and a good deal of polyphonic music of the sixteenth century - much of the latter heard for the first time since the Reformation.

Meanwhile, the standard of music in the Anglican Cathedrals and collegiate foundations was improving, following reforms to choir schools and professional singers’ terms; and the influence of contemporary continental European music and education, seen in the foundation of the Royal College of Music in 1882, equipped a new generation of composers with a methodical and comprehensive training. These various influences may be detected in the repertoire presented on this disc.

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