Choir of New College Oxford
As calibration of the catholic year Christmas appears to be a source of inspiration and creativity for composers of all times, anywhere in the world. And this music of hope and joy has all the more impact when it is sung with united forces. No better choice, then, for a Christmas concert than this sampling of more than ten centuries of Christmas repertoire by the Choir of New College Oxford, one of the most renowned choirs of the United Kingdom – where harmonious and glowing part-singing belongs to the national DNA, as it were. The roots of this choir reach back to the 14th century, when one William of Wykeham established a foundation at the ‘new’ college of Oxford. Ever since, the choir has been adding lustre to the services in the college chapel, while concurrently earning international fame as a concert ensemble. For the first time at AMUZ, with Christmas carols from all the corners of the world – from the Appalachians to Czechia, from Gregorian procession hymns to infectious carol, and from Byrd to Bach!
In cooperation with Organisatie Oude Muziek
Choir of New College Oxford | Edward Higginbottom, artistic direction
Traditional Christmas carols | work of T. Tallis, M. Praetorius, J.S. Bach, J.F.C. Bach, A. Carter, J.P. Sweelinck e.a.