Concert: Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of Vaughan Williams

Date: Thursday 15 September 2022
Time: 19:00 - 20:15
The Church of St Ignatius Loyola, 980 Park Ave, New York, NY 10028, USA

The Choir included music by William Byrd and Henry Purcell alongside music especially written for them by Judith Weir. This concert marked the 150th anniversary of the birth of Ralph Vaughan Williams with the inclusion of movements from the Mass in G minor; works by David Lang and Nico Muhly completed the programme.

This event was live-streamed.

The Choir of Merton College, University of Oxford
Benjamin Nicholas conductor


Vaughan Williams Mass in G minor:

  • Kyrie
  • Gloria
  • Sanctus & Benedictus
  • Agnus Dei

Lionel Rogg Organ solo: Air from Homage to Takemitsu

Judith Weir Ave Regina Caelorum

Byrd O Lord, make thy servant Elizabeth

Purcell Jehova, quam multi sunt hostes mei

David Lang again

Duruflé Organ Solo: Fugue sur le thème du Carillon des Heures de la Cathedrale de Soissons

Nico Muhly Senex pueram portabat

Harris Bring us, O Lord

Parry I was glad


Part of the Choir of Merton College's September 2022 US tour.