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New College
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3BN United Kingdom
http://www.new.ox.ac.uk/

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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February 2019

February 3, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Bach’s Cantatas for New Year

New College, New College
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3BN United Kingdom
£15 – £18
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Tritt auf die Glaubensbahn (Step upon the path of faith), BWV 152  Mein Gott, wie lang, ach lange? (My God, how long, ah, how long?), BWV 155  Die Zeit, die Tag und Jahre macht (Time, which day and year doth make), BWV 134a Unique among Bach’s church music, Cantata 152 for the 1st Sunday after Christmas in 1714 is scored for recorders, viola d’amore, viola da gamba, and oboe. These ‘old fashioned’ instruments, chosen for their tender qualities, create an exquisitely delicate intimacy. Cantata 155, written…

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March 2019

March 3, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Bach’s Leipzig Audition

New College, New College
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3BN United Kingdom
£15 – £18
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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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December 2019

December 24, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Oxford Bach Soloists: Magnificat – Cantatas for Christmas

New College, New College
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3BN United Kingdom
£18 – £25

Bach’s first Christmas in Leipzig comes with an explosion of festive music. After Advent’s ‘tempus clausum’ (closed period), Bach laid on nine major pieces for his singers and instrumentalists to master, including the Magnificat in E flat major, more commonly heard in its later D major version. First performed on Christmas Day in St Nicholas’s with his very grand Cantata 63, it was repeated on St Stephen’s Day (26 Dec) in St Thomas’s. On the Third Day of Christmas Bach…

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