Oxford - New College Chapel
College Chapel of St Mary
Easter to early October 11.00-17.00, winter months 14.00-16.00
|Sunday||Choral Evensong 18.00|
|Monday, Tuesday, Friday & Saturday||Choral Evensong 18.15|
|Thursday||Sung Eucharist 18.15|
Director of Music
Dr Edward Higginbottom (since 1976)
The choir consists of 16 boy choristers and 16 Lay Clerks. Under Edward Higginbottom it has gained a world-wide reputation, especially for Renaissance and Baroque music and made extensive perfomances at the Proms and abroad as well as some 80 CD recordings.
The organ was built by Grant, Degens & Bradbeer in 1969. It has mechanical action with a 'sliderchest' windchest and 48 stops over the Great, Positive, Swell and Pedal organs.
The Dean of Divinity & Chaplain
The Revd Canon Dr Jane Shaw (since )
The college was founded at the end of the 14th century by William of Wykeham, Bishop of Winchester and Chancellor of England, with Richard 11 as its Royal Patron. Its primary function was of educating talented young men of humble origins to serve the church and state but it expanded considerably in the reforms of the 1850s.
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