Cantate Astra: 900 years of Music by Women

The title of our concert tomorrow (7.30pm, 7th July, Exeter College Chapel), an entire programme of music by women, is taken from the carol by Cecilia McDowall (words by Christie Dickason) and commands, ‘Sing, stars’. We oblige by giving voice to wonderful music by...

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Treasures of the European Renaissance – Secular

Hello again! Time to give you a sneak preview of some of the more profane moments of tomorrow’s concert, as counter-point to the soaring sacred music with which we intend to spoil you. There’s a definite bird-theme to this post, as all three of the pieces I’ve chosen...

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Treasures of the European Renaissance – Sacred

Royal Wedding overload? Need to escape the marital mayhem and take refuge in some timeless music of soul-soothing beauty? Well, happily we have just the concert for you at 7.30pm this Saturday evening (19th May) in the glorious sanctuary of Exeter College Chapel. The...

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Singing unto the Lord: Songs Old and New

If you haven’t yet fixed upon coming to our gorgeous Lenten programme tomorrow (7.30pm, Exeter College Chapel), I’m hoping that our final blog might tip the balance in our favour… In this post, I’m looking at three discrete works that illustrate the creative relations...

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