Webcasts

We were the first Choir of our kind to broadcast weekly webcasts of our services. Find our most recent live recordings here.

Recorded on
15 March 2022
  • Responses and Preces: Radcliffe
  • Psalm 18 vv. 1-6 (tone i)
  • Readings: Ezekiel 36.22-27, Acts 19.1-10
  • Howells (Collegium Regale)
  • Elgar: Give unto the Lord
  • Voluntary: Bach  Prelude in C minor
Recorded on
3 March 2022
  • Responses and Preces: Tallis
  • Psalm 18 vv. 1-6 (tone i)
  • Readings: Luke 18.1-8, George Herbert 'Bitter-Sweet'
  • Lassus (tertii toni)
  • Tallis: Lamentations of Jeremiah I
  • Voluntary: Duruflé  Chant Donné
Recorded on
12 March 2022
  • A Meditation on the Passion of Christ (also known as the Lent Meditation Service) is a service of music and readings reflecting on the Passion of Christ. This year the service features music by, Bruckner, Byrd, Handel, Stainer, Wesley, Wills and Bach, as well as readings written by John Donne.
Recorded on
18 March 2022
  • Responses and Preces: Radcliffe
  • Psalm 93
  • Readings: Lamentations 3.19-33, Mark 15.6-20
  • Leighton (Collegium Magdalenae Oxoniense)
  • Frances-Hoad: A Blessing
  • Voluntary: Mendelssohn  Sonata No. 4, movement 2
Recorded on
13 March 2022
  • Introit: The Lent Prose
  • Psalm 27 (tone v)
  • Readings: Philippians 3.17-4.1, Luke 13.31-end
  • Langlais: Missa in simplicitate
  • Credo I
  • Voluntary: Clérambault  Plein Jeu from Livre d’Orgue
Recorded on
19 February 2022
  • Responses and Preces: Byrd
  • Psalm 99
  • Readings: 1 Samuel 18.1-5, Luke 7.1-10
  • Sumsion in G
  • Finzi: Lo, the full, final sacrifice
  • Voluntary: Howells  Rhapsody no.1 in D flat major
Recorded on
2 March 2022
  • Responses and Preces: Byrd
  • Psalm 51: Allegri  Miserere mei, Deus
  • Readings: Joel 2.1-2, 12-17, Matthew 6.1-6, 16-21
  • Tallis (Short Service)
  • Byrd: Civitas sancti tui
  • Voluntary: Prelude in B minor, BWV 544i
Recorded on
13 February 2022
  • Introit: Circumdederent Me
  • Psalm 1 (tone i)
  • Readings: 1 Corinthians 15.12-20, Luke 6.17-26
  • Louis Vierne: Messe Solennelle
  • Credo III
  • Voluntary: Widor  Final (Symphonie VI)
Recorded on
20 February 2022
  • Responses and Preces: Ayleward
  • Psalm 76
  • Readings: Job 23, Mark 9 vv. 17–24
  • Kelly in C
  • Chesnokov: Let my prayer arise
  • Voluntary: Pott Laudes
Epiphany 2022
Recorded on
23 January 2022

The choir celebrates the season of Epiphany with a candlelit service of readings, carols and hymns that tell of the coming of Christ, the Magi's visit, and the presentation in the Temple.

Recorded on
20 November 2021
  • Responses and Preces: Rose
  • Psalm 104 vv.1-10 (tone iii)
  • Readings: Genesis 45.1-15, John 20.19-23
  • Kennedy (Worcester Service)
  • Biebl: Ave Maria
  • Voluntary: Franck Choral no.1 in E major
Recorded on
14 November 2021
  • Psalm 130 (tone iv)
  • Gabriel Fauré -Requiem Op.48
  • Preacher: The Dean
  • Douglas Guest: For the Fallen
Recorded on
30 October 2021
  • Responses and Preces: Shephard
  • Psalm 139 vv. 1-18, 23-24 (Skeats)
  • Readings: Genesis 1.8–19, Mark 4.35-41
  • Howells (St Paul's Service)
  • Elgar: Give Unto the Lord
  • Hymn 252 (Descant: Robinson)
  • Voluntary: Elgar, Allegro Maestoso (Sonata in G)
Recorded on
20 October 2021
  • Responses and Preces: Rose
  • Psalm 103 vv.1-11 (tone viii)
  • Moore (Second Service)
  • Comeau: Vanity of Vanities
Recorded on
7 October 2021
  • Responses and Preces: Ayleward
  • Psalm 88 vv.1-9 (Prendergast)
  • Weelkes (Sixth Service)
  • Tye: Praise ye the Lord, ye Children
  • Hymn 476
Recorded on
9 October 2021
  • Responses and Preces: Clucas
  • Psalm 46 (Luther)
  • Readings: Genesis 1.1–2.1, John 1.1–5
  • Murrill in E
  • Chesnokov: Let my prayer arise (Да исправится молитва моя)
  • Hymn 478 (Descant: Gower)
  • Voluntary: Alain  Litanies
Recorded on
1 May 2021
  • Harris: Holy is the true light
  • Responses and Preces: Radcliffe
  • Psalm 149 (Stanford)
  • Antiphon: Qui vult venire post me
  • Jackon: Evening Service in G
  • Bullock: Give us the wings of faith
  • Vierne: Final (Symphonie I)
Recorded on
20 March 2021
  • Responses and Preces: Plainsong
  • Psalm 28 (Howells)
  • Weelkes: Sixth Service
  • Finzi: Lo, the full, final sacrifice
  • Bach: Fugue in B minor, BWV 544ii
Recorded on
15 November 2020
  • Responses and Preces: Tallis
  • Psalm 78 vv. 1-8
  • Lassus: Magnificat tertii toni
  • Nunc Dimittis tertii toni
  • Sheppard: In Pace
  • Preacher: The Chaplain
  • Byrd: Fantasia in G major
Recorded on
8 November 2020
  • Maurice Duruflé: Requiem Op. 9
  • Douglas Guest: For the Fallen
Recorded on
25 October 2020
  • Responses and Preces: Rose
  • Psalm 119 vv. 33-40 (tone viii)
  • Kennedy: Worcester Service
  • Biebl: Ave Maria
  • Preacher: The Dean
  • Bach: Prelude and Fugue in G major, BWV 541

 

Recorded on
18 October 2020
  • Responses and Preces: Ayleward
  • Psalm 90 vv. 1-12 (Hylton Stewart)
  • Stanford in A
  • Bullock: Give Us the Wings of Faith
  • Preacher: The Dean
  • Howells: Rhapsody No. 1 in D flat major
Recorded on
6 October 2020

This webcast is the first service of the 2020/21 academic year, and the first Choral Evensong to be sung since 13th March. It therefore marks the end of an extraordinary period of silence in the Chapel's history, and the start of a very exciting, if challenging, new term.

Recorded on
23 February 2020

 

 

  • Responses: Tomkins (Peterhouse)
  • Psalm 109 (omit vv. 5-19) (Barnby, Hylton Stewart)
  • Stanford in B flat
  • MacMillan: O give thanks unto the Lord
  • Hymns 341, 461 (tune: Corvedale)
  • Preacher: Professor Deborah Howard - Professors Professing: The Human search for God - Architecture
  • Voluntary: Allegro Maestoso (Sonata in G) - Elgar
Recorded on
13 February 2020

Responses and Preces: Rose
Psalm 68 vv.1-10 (Woodward)
Jackson in G
Howells: Like as the hart
Hymn: Christ Triumphant (Guiting Power)

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