Two Misereres – Allegri and MacMillan

Our next concert “Miserere” (Friday 3rd April, 8pm in Exeter College Chapel) includes two very different settings of the Miserere Mei text (Psalm 51). The first is the famous setting written in 1638 by the Italian composer Gregorio Allegri who was a priest...

Astorga: Stabat Mater

Welcome back to the Oxford Pro Musica blog, this time looking ahead to our exciting concert in the Sheldonian Theatre this Wednesday (8pm, 3rd July). The centrepiece of the programme is, of course, Mozart’s sublime Requiem, which will constitute the second half of the...

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...

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...