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Bring & Sing Epiphany Festival
: Saturday, January 10th 2015 at from 3 to 7 pm


How to get there:
Christ Church is in the centre of Oxford
and is best approached on foot. MAP

If you are driving, use one of the
Park and Ride
sites around the city.

There is public transport by bus and train
from all over the county.

Tea: There will be a break for tea, but
renovation work is being done in the precincts so please bring your own refreshments, or use one of the many cafés in St Aldate's area.

Event Contact: The Revd John Paton,
Precentor of Christ Church
01865 276214


Epiphany: Nowadays Epiphany is rather a neglected season - so why not join us in celebrating it at this special festival of music and readings? Co-directed by John Paton, the Precentor of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, it will mainly use free music which can be downloaded and prepared in advance from the Choral Public Domain Library website. (Links are in the table below.)

The service will be conducted by Dr Stephen Darlington, organist of Christ Church. In addition, the Cathedral Choir will take part, and will itself sing one or two anthems. Everyone is welcome to this event, both from the Oxford area and beyond whether as choirs or as individuals.

Participants should download, print off and bring their copies of the anthems listed below. The downloads are linked to the name of the anthems. Other links are: information about the composer; YouTube files of recordings of the works; and leaning files if you would find these helpful. Please avail yourself of these aids, so that you come well-prepared and really enjoy your afternoon!

Title (linked to downloadable pdf) Composer Recording (YouTube) Learning files
Coventry Carol Anon The Sixteen Learning files
From the rising of the sun Ouseley St John's, Redhill Learning files
O praise the Lord Batten Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Cleveland, Ohio Learning files
Omnes de Saba venient Handl (Gallus) Amici Cantores Learning files
Personent hodie Holst King's College, Cambridge Learning files

(linked to pdf: more will be annouced shortly)
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