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New College
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3BN United Kingdom

Despite its name, New College is one of the oldest and most popular colleges in Oxford. The College is located in the heart of the city with an outstanding architecture and a beautiful garden landscape. The college is also well-known for its cultural and musical life and its excellent choir.

The college was originally founded by William of Wykeham in 1379 as an educational facility for priests. Today, the college welcomes undergraduate and graduate students and offers an extensive selection of subjects.

The college was initially named “The Warden and Scholars of St Mary’s College of Winchester in Oxford”. However, due to the similarity to the college of St. Mary the college was renamed to New College, to distinguish the colleges from each other.

New College was also used in the famous Harry Potter movie The Goblet of Fire, in the scene where Harry comes face to face with Malfoy who is sitting on a gigantic oak tree. This famous tree can be found in the New College Cloister courtyard quadrangle.


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March 2019

Bach’s Leipzig Audition

March 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
New College, New College
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3BN United Kingdom
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£15 - £18

Himmelskönig, sei willkommen (King of Heaven, welcome), BWV 182  Jesus nahm zu sich die Zwölfe (Jesus gathered the twelve to Himself), BWV 22  Du wahrer Gott und Davids Sohn (You true God and Son of David), BWV 23 During his Weimar years, Bach performed his Palm Sunday Cantata 182 no less than three times. A firm favourite, it depicts the arrival of Jesus into Jerusalem on a donkey. In December 1722 Bach was keen to leave Köthen and applied for the cantorate of…

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