Tuesday 24th December 2019
New College Chapel, Oxford

Bach’s first Christmas in Leipzig comes with an explosion of festive music. After Advent’s ‘tempus clausum’ (closed period), Bach laid on nine major pieces for his singers and instrumentalists to master, including the Magnificat in E flat major, more commonly heard in its later D major version.

The Magi


Sunday 12th January 2020
New College Chapel, Oxford

Hot off the heels of his first Christmas in Leipzig, Bach presents us with a vibrant set of Cantatas for the New Year and Epiphany.

Watch our Easter Oratorio performance


Watch the entire performance of J. S. Bach’s Easter Oratorio (BWV 249) recorded live on 20th April 2019 in New College Chapel by kind permission of the Warden and Scholars of New College, Oxford.

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