A French Connection: The Twentieth-Century French Chanson

Hello again, and welcome back to our second blog post looking ahead to our concert of French music this Saturday, 9th March, in the apt setting of Exeter College Chapel, heavily influenced as it is by French Gothic architecture. In this post I’m going to take a brief...

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A French Connection: Poulenc Mass in G

Welcome back to Oxford Pro Musica's blog! In the next couple of posts I'm going to be looking ahead to our concert of fabulous music with a 'french connection', this coming Saturday (9th) in Exeter College Chapel. The programme is built around Poulenc's challenging...

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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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