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!

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