Fri 23 Mar, Merton College
Merton college was founded in 1264 and is one of the oldest colleges in Oxford. The T-shaped chapel dates from 1290 and is considered to be one of Oxford's finest. It was designed as a small-scale cathedral but the knave was never built, so the choir and the transcepts form a T-shape.
Capacity: 200 - 300
Facilities: No parking facilities, refreshments sometimes available in quad in summer, seating in the ante-chapel is at the back behind a carved screen from where the performers cannot been seen, disabled access.
The Marian Consort
Merton College Girls’ Choir
Rory McCleery conductor
Jackson Stabat Mater (first performance)
Palestrina Stabat Mater
Victoria Salve Regina
Gabriel Jackson’s hauntingly beautiful Stabat Mater receives its world premiere with the combined forces of The Marian Consort and Merton College Girls’ Choir. MacMillan’s Miserere has become one of the most popular 21st century choral compositions and Allgri’s Miserere returns to the Chapel where the Tallis Scholars made their iconic recording some 30 years ago.
Duration: 2 hours with interval