CONTACT INFORMATION

Dr Martin Ennis

Director of Music

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Mr Gareth Wilson

Director of Chapel Music and Assistant Director of College Music

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Term Time Routine

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The Director of Chapel Music, Gareth Wilson is responsible for running the Choir, and for looking after the training and development of the Organ Scholars, as well as the vocal and musical progress of the Choral Scholars.

The Choir sings a full Choral Evensong each week, a Compline every other week, and rehearses for this and other major feasts – such as Eucharists on Ascension Day and Ash Wednesday - just twice a week.

Despite the limited time commitment, the Choir's repertoire is extremely varied – ranging from twelfth-century plainchant by Hildegard von Bingen to world premieres by composers including Nico Muhly and Jonathan Rathbone. Rising composers Tim Watts and James Lark have written several pieces for the Choir, as have both current Organ Scholars. Services can also involve instrumental contributions, including Bach cantatas with a Baroque ensemble, Mozart masses accompanied by a string quartet, and a new composition for choir, organ, piano, oboe and flute.

Though the bulk of the Choir's repertoire is sacred, concerts and tours allow plenty of opportunity to explore secular and lighter works; recent performances have included arrangements of songs from the Beatles to Justin Bieber.

The Choir also has the privilege to work regularly with distinguished and exciting guest directors, including, in recent years, Judith Clurman (Juilliard School, New York), Sir David Willcocks, Dr Christopher Robinson, Tim Brown and David Lowe. This year there are plans for the Choir to work with musicians from world-renowned ensembles the Sixteen, Magnificat and I Fagiolini.