Each Wednesday at 13:10 * during term time we host an informal lunchtime recital which ends before 14:00. Admission is free with retiring collection, and you’re welcome to come and go between pieces. For disabled access please speak to the Porters Lodge (01865 279120).

  • This term an exception to the normal starting time is David Goode’s evening recital at 7.30pm on Thursday October 31st recorded live for BBC Radio 3. There will not be a 1.10pm Wednesday recital the previous day (Oct 30).

Join us on the following dates to enjoy the sparkling sound of one of Oxford’s finest organs, bathed in the glorious architecture and acoustic of the Baroque chapel.


Week 1 - Oct 16 STEPHEN HAMILTON (USA) - Minister of Music Emeritus , Holy Trinity, NYC.

  • Ginastera Toccata, Villancico y Fuga (BACH)

  • Kenton Coe Two Choral Preludes (from The Sacred Harp)

  • Pasquini Partita Sopra la Aria della Folia de Espagna

  • Valente La Romanesca con Cinque Mutanze

  • Barber Variation on a Shape-note Hymn “Wondrous Love” Opus 34

  • J.S. Bach Prelude et Fugue in C Minor BWV 546

Week 2 - Oct 23 BENJAMIN MILLS - Keble College, Oxford.

  • Byrd Fantasia in D minor

  • Buxtehude Praeludium in F# minor, BuxWV 146

  • J.S. Bach Trio Sonata No.2 in C minor: Largo & Allegro (2nd & 3rd movement) BWV 526

  • Mendelssohn Sonata No.1 in F minor

Week 3 - Oct 31* DAVID GOODE

‘Bach and Beyond’ to include Mendelssohn, Leighton, Ruders as part of our Chapel 300 celebrations broadcast live on BBC Radio 3

7.30pm (Please reserve your free places below and be seated in good time at this is a live recording)

Free tickets

Week 4 -Nov 6 CRISPIAN STEELE-PERKINS (trumpet) & ANNE PAGE (organ)

‘The Silver Trumpet’ - music for trumpet and organ by Purcell and Jeremiah Clarke player on a sumptuously furnished instrument presented to the college in 1666

Week 5 - Nov 13 FLORIAN STOCKER - Oxford

  • Dietrich Buxtehude Passacaglia d-Moll (BuxWV 161)

  • Johann Sebastian Toccata und Fuge F-Dur (BWV 540)              

  • Franz Liszt Drei Bach-Bearbeitungen     

Andante from Cantata ‘Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir’ (BWV 38)

Adagio from Violin Sonata in C Minor (BWV 1017)

 Introduction and Fugue from Cantata ‘Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis’ (BWV 21)

  • Alexandre Guilmant Chorale et Fugue from Sonata No. 5 in C Minor (op. 80)


Week 6 - Nov 20 MARTYN NOBLE - HM Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace

Week 7 - Nov 27 DAN MATHIESON - Worcester College Oxford

  • Fanny Mendelssohn (1805-47): Prelude in F

  • William Byrd (c.1540-1623): Fantasia [G final]

  • Jeanne Demessieux (1921-1968): Chorale Paraphrase on ‘Attende Domine’; Chorale Variations on ‘O Filii

  • John Bull (c.1562-1628): Ut, re, me, fa, sol, la [I]

  • J. S. Bach (1685-1750): Prelude and Fugue in B minor BWV 544

Week 8 - Dec 4 BEN HORDEN - York

Music for Advent and Christmas by J.S Bach & Buxtehude

  • Toccata in D minor “Dorian”, BWV 538i

  • Durch Adams Fall ist ganz verderbt, BuxWV 183

  • Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 660

  • Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659

  • Christ unser Herr zum Jordan kam, BWV 684

  • Fuga sopra il Magnificat, BWV 733

  • Der Tag, der ist so freudenreich, BWV 605

  • Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ, BWV 604

  • Von Himmel hoch, da komm ich her, BWV 606

  • In dulci jubilo, BuxWV 197

  • Praeludium in D, BuxWV 139

  • In dulci jubilo, BWV 729