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Caesar's Coin

Sunday 4 November, 3pm
New College Chapel, Oxford

Two cellos conjure up an irresistible picture of coin-polishers at work, swinging and striking their hammers in Bach’s Cantata 163, and compete in Vivaldi’s virtuosic Concerto for Two Cellos.

Morning Star

Sunday 9 December, 3pm
New College Chapel, Oxford

Nun komm der Heiden Heiland BWV 61. Bach’s Advent Cantata with a rousing French ‘Ouverture’ and divine angels hovering round the manger. 

Christmas Oratorio

Monday 24 December, 5pm
New College Chapel, Oxford

Oxford’s most evocative seasonal event with an authentic performance of J.S. Bach’s much-loved telling of the Christmas story.

The perfect way to start your Christmas Eve!


Performer Focus: Charles Maxtone-Smith

Tell us a bit about yourself, and your training and career to date? My earliest musical training began as a member both of a local choral society and of the London Oratory Junior Choir, in which I became acquainted with Roman Catholic liturgy and music. My education...

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Bach’s Band: The Viola

OBS offers people like me the platform to work intensively on solo singing in a supportive environment, and I believe it will have a fundamental impact on how a whole generation of young Oxford singers will develop

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Bach Cantata: Gelobet sei der Herr, mein Gott (BWV 129)

The date of composition of this cantata is uncertain. It seems probable that Bach first performed it either during the 1726 Reformation Festival, which was always celebrated in Leipzig on 31st October, or on Trinity Sunday in the following year. Thereafter the piece took its place among the great chorale-based works of his 1724-25 cycle, where it replaced a non-chorale-based cantata, BWV 176.

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