Benjamin Nicholas - Conductor
2015

Saturday 14 March 19.30
Handel & Haydn
Tewkesbury Abbey
St Cecilia Singers
Corelli Ensemble

Handel Dixit Dominus
Haydn Nelson Mass


Friday 27 March 19.30
Stabat Mater
Merton College Chapel

The Marian Consort
The Choir of Merton College
The Carducci String Quartet
Oxford Youth Choirs

Palestrina Stabat Mater
Campbell Ave Maria
Levy In Paradisum (world première)
Panifnik Song to the Virgin Mary
Pärt Stabat Mater


Saturday 28 March 14.00
In Time of Trouble – JS Bach
Merton College Chapel
Choir of Merton College, Oxford
Benjamin Nicholas conductor
Daniel Hyde organ

J S Bach Fürchte dich nicht
J S Bach organ works


Sunday 29 March 17.00
Bach Mass in B minor
Merton College Chapel

Choir of Merton College
Oxford Baroque
Elin Manahan Thomas soprano
Grace Durham mezzo soprano
Nick Scott tenor
Nicholas Morton bass


Monday 6 April 12.00
Organ Recital
Gloucester Cathedral

Elgar arr. Brewer Prelude to 'The Kingdom'
Bach Prelude and Fugue in C BWV 547
Widor Symphonie No. 5 in F minor, Op. 42, No. 1 i) Allegro vivace
Debussy Ballet
Vierne Symphonie 1 vi) Final


Friday 1 May 20.00
Music at Oxford Concert
Merton College Chapel
Choir of Merton College

Dove Te Deum
MacMillan I will take you from the nations   
Bernstein Chichester Psalms 


Saturday 16 May 20.00
Mahler Second Symphony for Organ
Merton College Chapel

David Briggs organ
Rachel Bowden soprano
Grace Durham mezzo soprano
Choir of Merton College
Modally Choir
Oxford Bach Choir
Benjamin Nicholas conductor


Thursday 21 May 20.30
Organ Recital
Keble College, Oxford

Bach Fantasia on "Komm, Heiliger Geist" BWV 651
Widor Symphonie No. 5 in F minor, Op. 42, No. 1 i) Allegro vivace
Elgar arr. Brewer Prelude to 'The Kingdom'


Saturday 27 June 14.00
Organ Recital
Merton College Chapel

Elgar Sonata in G Op.28


Sunday 5 July 16.00
Festival of St Louis
St Louis-en-L'Ille, Paris
Choir of Merton College

Tallis If ye love me 
Tallis Loquebantur variis linguis 
Byrd Quomodo Cantabimus    
Byrd Diliges Dominum 
Byrd Infelix Ego 
Taverner Dum transisset 
Parsons Ave Maria 
Gibbons Hosanna to the son of David 
Gibbons O clap your hands 
Purcell Hear my prayer 
Purcell Remember not, O Lord 
Purcell I was glad 
Parry Lord, let me know mine end 
Stanford Beati quorum via 
Harris Faire is the heaven 


Tuesday 7 July 19.30
Spem in Alium
Merton College Chapel
Choirs of Merton College, Oxford & Jesus College, Cambridge
Mark Williams & Benjamin Nicholas conductors

Elgar Give unto the Lord
Parsons Ave Maria
Gibbons Hosanna to the son of David
Byrd Quomodo Cantabimus               
Fauré Cantique de Jean Racine
Dupré Laudate Dominum
Parry Blest pair of sirens      
Taverner Dum transisset
Tavener Mother of God, here I stand
Haydn Insanae et vanae curse          
Tallis Spem in alium        


Saturday 25 July 19.30
Organ & Oxford Philomusica Brass
Merton College Chapel

Bach Fantasia on "Komm, Heiliger Geist" BWV 651
Buxtehude Partita on Auf meinen lieben Gott [BuxWV 179]
Buxtehude Praeludium in C BuxWV 137
Bach Fugue in E flat BWV 552


Thursday 30 July - Sunday 2 August
Laetare Choral Course
Cropthorne, Worcestershire


Monday 24 August 19.30
Organ Recital
Edington Priory

Bach Fantasia on "Komm, Heiliger Geist" BWV 651
Buxtehude Partita on Auf meinen lieben Gott [BuxWV 179]
Elgar Vesper Voluntaries Op. 14


Saturday 19 September 16.15
Organ Recital
Merton College Chapel

In memory of John Scott
The scheduled programme has been changed to the programme John Scott played in his last recital at St Thomas Church, New York on 20 June 2015:John performed a programme of works by J.S. Bach which Felix Mendelssohn played in 1840 at the Thomaskirche in Leipzig. The 1840 performance was attended by Robert Schumann, who wrote glowingly about the music and the occasion, which was an opportunity for the Thomaskirche to raise funds for its now-beloved Bach memorial statue.
A retiring collection will be taken for the John Scott Memorial Fund
  • Fugue in E-flat major BWV 552
  • Schmücke dich, O liebe Seele BWV 654
  • Prelude and Fugue in A minor BWV 543
  • Passacaglia in C minor BWV 582
  • Pastorella in F BWV 590
  • Toccata and Fugue in D minor BWV 565


Saturday 10th October
BBC Ten Pieces
11.00 am St. Nicholas Church Islip
1.30 pm Pegasus School, Blackbird Leys, Oxford
Jubilate Chamber Choir

Handel 
Zadok the Priest
Tallis If ye love me
Goodall The Lord is my shepherd
Haydn Te Deum
Bach Toccata and Fugue in D Minor BWV565
Tavener Song for Athene
Faure In Paradisum (Requiem)
Weir My Guardian Angel
Vaughan Williams The Turtle Dove 
Parry I was glad


Saturday 7th November
St John the Evangelist, Oxford
Choral Workshop Day with Adrian Partington
Oxford Bach Choir


Wednesday 16 December 19.30
Hodie Christus Natus Est
St John's Smith Square

Choir of Merton College

Byrd Fantasia in D minor
Byrd Rorate caeli desuper
Byrd Tollite portas
Byrd Ave Maria
Byrd Ecce virgo concipiet
Bach Wachet Auf BWV 645
Rihards Dubra O Radix Jesse
Ēriks Ešenvalds O Emmanuel
Matthew Martin O Oriens
Matthew Martin Noel sing we
Britten A Ceremony of Carols
Jonathan Dove Te Deum
Bob Chilcott The Bird of Dawning
Bob Chilcott The Shepherd’s Carol