Benjamin Nicholas - Conductor
2018

Tuesday 10 July 20.00
Cheltenham Music Festival Mixed Tape Concert
Tewkesbury Abbey

Savitri Singers
Ligeti String Quartet 


Thursday 5 July 19.00
Choral Concert
Norwich Cathedral

Choir of Merton College


Friday 15 June 19.30
Elgar The Apostles
Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

Choir of Merton College
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Sophie Bevan soprano
Virginie Verrex mezzo-soprano
David Butt Philip tenor
Marcus Farnsworth bass
Ashley Riches bass 
Julian Empett bass


Thursday 31 May 13.15
Solo Organ Concert
Merton College Chapel

Mendelssohn Sonata in F minor
Bach Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C BWV 564 
Parry Fantasia and Fugue in G


Tuesday 3 April 13.00
Solo Organ Concert
Cheltenham College Chapel

Franck Piece Heroique
Widor Andante sostenuto (Symphonie Gothique)
Bach Fugue in E flat BWV 552
Oortmerssen Nun ruhen alle Wälder       
Parry Fantasia and Fugue in G


Sunday 25 March 17.00
Bach Mass in B minor
Merton College Chapel

Choir of Merton College
Instruments of Time and Truth

Rowan Pierce soprano
Jeremy Kenyon alto
James Gilchrist tenor
Giles Underwood bass


Saturday 10 March 19.30
Oxford Elegy
St Barnabas Church, Oxford

Berkeley Sinfonia
Jubilate Chamber Choir

Finzi Magnificat
Finzi Eclogue
Elgar Introduction and Allegro for strings
Parry Movts from Songs of Farewell
Holst Two Psalms
Vaughan Williams Oxford Elegy


2017

Saturday 2 December
Sea Symphony
Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

Oxford Bach Choir
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Sophie Bevan soprano
Duncan Rock bass

Parry Blest pair of sirens 
Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending
Vaughan Williams Sea Symphony


9 & 10 November
BBC Singers Recordings


Saturday 21 October 22.00
Oxford Lieder Festival
Merton College Chapel

Choir of Merton College

Gabrieli Jubilate Deo                                                                                               
Schütz Ich bin ein rechter Weinstock                                                                         
Bach Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf (BWV 226)                                       
Brahms Geistliches Lied                                                                                              
Brahms Warum ist das Licht  (Op.74)                                                                        
Mahler Arr. C. Gottwald Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen                                    


Monday 24 July 10.00
IAO Music Festival Organ Concert
Merton College Chapel

Dupré Cortège et Litanie                                                                
Bruhns Praeludium in E minor     
Oortmerssen Nun ruhen alle Wälder                                              
Bach, transcribed Henri Messerer Chaconne BWV 1004   
Glass, transcribed Michael Riesman Satyagraha (Act 3 - Conclusion)  
Duruflé Choral varié sur le thème du Veni Creator 


Saturday 13 May 20.00
Music at Oxford Concert
Merton College Chapel

Choir of Merton College 
Instruments of Time & Truth

Bach “Singet dem Herrn” Motet BWV 225
Bach Christ lag in Todesbanden, cantata BWV 4
Handel Dixit Dominus


Sunday 9 April 17.00
Bach St Matthew Passion
Merton College Chapel

Choir of Merton College
Merton College Girls' Choir
Oxford Baroque

Rogers Covey Crump Evangelist
Giles Underwood Christus
Elin Manahan Thomas soprano
Helen Charleston mezzo soprano
Nicholas Scott tenor
Henry Neill bass


Friday 7 April 17.00
Seven Last Words
Merton College Chapel

Choir of Merton College
Berkeley Sinfonia

Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a theme of Thomas Tallis
Tallis Sancte Deus
Part Silouan's Song
MacMillan Seven Last Words


Saturday 11 March 19.30
Dona nobis pacem
University Church, Oxford

Berkeley Sinfonia
Jubilate Chamber Choir

Gabriel Jackson Countless and wonderful are the ways to praise God
Elgar Serenade for Strings
Vaughan Williams Valiant for Truth
Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending
Vaughan Williams Dona nobis pacem


Friday 17 February 19.30
The Tallis Scholars
Assembly Rooms, Bath

Peter Phillips conductor
Benjamin Nicholas organ

Bach Motets

                           
2016

Wednesday 20 April 19.30
Paris Reflected
Southwark Cathedral

City of London Sinfonia
Holst Singers
Southwark Cathedral Girls' Choir
Helen Charleston Mezzo-Soprano
Roderick Williams Baritone

Debussy Le Petite Suite
Fauré Pavane
Bach/Charlotte Bray Sarabande (world premiere)
Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin
Duruflé Requiem


Friday 7 October 19.30
Vaughan Williams & Friends
St John's Smith Square London

Holst Singers

Holst Nunc Dimittis
Vaughan Williams Lord, thou hast been our refuge
Howells Requiem
Vaughan Williams Mass in G minor



Saturday 29 October 16.30
Oxford Lieder Festival
Merton College Chapel

Choir of Merton College
Berkeley Sinfonia

Mozart Requiem (Excerpts)
Schumann Requiem (Excerpts)
Schumann Requiem for Mignon
Brahms Four Songs for Sopranos, Harps and Horns



Tuesday 13 December 19.30
31st Christmas Festival
St John's Smith Square London

Choir of Merton College

Praetorius Magnificat quinti toni
Victoria Missa Pro Victoria
Poulenc Quatre motets pour le temps de Noël
Trad. Arr. Pearsall In dulci jubilo
Robin Holloway The angel Gabriel
Adam O holy night!
Hadley I sing of a maiden
Darke In the bleak midwinter
16th-century French arr. Wilberg Ding dong! Merrily on high
Gruber arr. Rutter Silent night
Torme and Wells arr. Rutter The Christmas Song
John Rutter Shepherd’s pipe carol