Monday 13 May 2019
Professor Matthew Cheung-Salisbury (Professor of Music, Worcester College), Thomas Allery (Director of Music, Worcester College), and Dr Christopher Batchelor (Artistic Director, LFCCM) get to grips with writing contemporary hymns. Texts, tunes, and harmonisations will all be workshopped and public submissions are welcome and encouraged! Selected submissions will be included at Choral Evensong at Worcester College later in the day.
10:30am, Monday 13 MayWelcomeWorcester College, Oxford 11:00am, Monday 13 MayWriting Texts: A Brief ContextualisationWorcester College, OxfordProfessor Matthew Cheung-Salisbury looks at some well-known traditional texts to see if there is any common ground or shared themes that run through the corpus. 11:30am, Monday 13 MayWriting Tunes: Established Tunes and HarmonyWorcester College, OxfordThomas Allery and Christopher Batchelor look at established tunes and harmony to understand why so many continue to be the backbone of hymnody today. 12:15pm, Monday 13 MayWriting Texts: Contemporary TextsWorcester College, OxfordProfessor Matthew Cheung-Salisbury looks closely at contemporary texts, and identifies a number which might repay careful setting to music today. 2:15pm, Monday 13 MayWorkshop: Hymn Setting and DevelopmentWorcester College, OxfordThomas Allery and Christopher Batchelor move forward into settings of contemporary texts, looking to identify several that could be included in Choral Evensong later in the day. 4:15pm, Monday 13 MayWorkshop: Selection and RefinementWorcester College, OxfordThe team works with participants to confirm two hymn tunes which can be refined for Choral Evensong later in the day. 6:15pm, Monday 13 MayChoral EvensongWorcester College, OxfordIncluding selections from workshops at LFCCM in Oxford
Tuesday 14 May 2019
Contemporary music is performed by chapel choirs across Oxford.
1:15pm, Tuesday 14 MayLunchtime RecitalThe Queen’s College, OxfordThe Chapel Choir of The Queen’s College, Oxford performs a programme of contemporary British choral music, including works by James MacMillan, Cecilia McDowall, John Joubert, Jonathan Dove and Herbert Howells. 6:00pm, Tuesday 14 MayChoral EvensongMagdalen College, OxfordThe Choristers sing a Boys’ Voices Festal Evensong for St Matthias. 6:15pm, Tuesday 14 MayChoral EvensongMerton College, OxfordMusic by Matthew Martin, Giles Swayne, and Ned Rorem