Welcome from the Director of Music
I am delighted to welcome you to our online webcasts. For those who are unable to join us in person, or for others who would like a reminder of a special day spent in Oxford, these live recordings will allow you to experience Evensong at The Queen’s College from anywhere in the world. The College is very proud of its choir, and we are pleased to share our music making with you.
Prof. Owen Rees, College Organist (Director of Music)
Welcome from the Chaplain
The Queen’s College was founded before the invention of the Printing Press, and our beautiful Old Library contains a hundred and fifty or so hand-written works from before the time of Caxton. Our earliest printed work is a Latin dictionary and grammar printed by Gutenberg in 1460. The College has not only kept up with technology as it has developed, but has been at the very forefront of the research that has driven it forward. Tim Berners-Lee, who invented the World Wide Web, is an Old Member of the College.
So it seems appropriate that we should use his invention to make available to the world the services that our world-class choir help to make so moving and memorable. On Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays, we sing Choral Evensong in our remarkable baroque chapel, and now you are welcome to join in, even if you cannot be there in person.
Prof. Owen Rees (our Director of Music) and I try to choose music, readings and prayers that reinforce each other, to produce services that aim at beauty, integrity and depth – reverent, real and relaxed, and with a welcoming atmosphere. We hope that you find them enjoyable and inspiring.
The Revd Dr Daniel Inman
EVENSONG - JUNE 1 2016
EVENSONG - MAY 20 2016
EVENSONG - MAY 8 2016
EVENSONG - APRIL 29 2016