The 2013 Carol Service

Chapel & Choir: Special services & concerts

October 2016

Given by Thomas Fetherstonhaugh, Junior Organ Scholar.

The Choir will be joined by outstanding soloists to perform movements from the Mozart and Schumann Requiems.

The College Choir will sing Mozart's Requiem Mass.

November 2016

Given by Dr Jonathan Clinch, Teaching Fellow in Music at the University of Birmingham.

Given by Sebastian Thomson.

The famous organist of Notre-Dame Cathedral, Paris, plays works by Liszt, Widor, Vierne, Debussy, and Dupré.

Sung by candlelight

Given by Peter King, Director of Music at Bath Abbey.

Given by Dr David Maw, Research Fellow & Tutor in Music, Oriel College, and Lecturer in Music, Christ Church, The Queen’s and Trinity Colleges.

A celebration of the beginning of the Christian year, this is the first of Merton's 2016 Advent Carol services.

A celebration of the beginning of the Christian year, this is the second of Merton's 2016 Advent Carol services.

December 2016

Given by Benjamin Nicholas, Reed Rubin Organist & Director of Music.

A celebration of Christmas, with carols old and new.

With the Choir of Merton College and the Merton College Girls' Choir.

A concert at St John's Smith Square, London, that contrasts two polychoral masterpieces from the Renaissance period with Poulenc’s popular Christmas motets, and a sequence of well-known carols by Darke and Rutter amongst others.

January 2017

This service will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.

Sung by the College Choir and the Girls' Choir.

April 2017

Tickets will be available from the Oxford Playhouse Box Office in January 2017.

Performed by The Choir of Merton College with Oxford Baroque.

May 2017

A celebratory feast of choral music: Bach at the height of his expressive powers, and a young Handel revelling in his mastery of the flamboyant Italian style he had absorbed on his travels.

A concert by Stephen Farr, widely regarded as one of the finest organists of his generation.

Image: The 2013 Carol Service, photo courtesy Lynn Dobson