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Schola Cantorum of Oxford
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Schola Cantorum of Oxford

Schola Cantorum of Oxford is one of the most long-established and widely known chamber choirs in the UK. Founded by the conductor László Heltay in 1960 as the Collegium Musicum Oxoniense, Schola Cantorum has worked with many highly respected musicians, including former patrons Sir Michael Tippett and Yehudi Menuhin, as well as Leonard Bernstein, Gustav Leonhart, Sir Colin Davis and Sir Neville Marriner. Current distinguished patrons of the choir include Emma Kirkby (a former member), John Mark Ainsley and the choir’s former conductor Andrew Parrott. Schola Cantorum is comprised of around thirty singers, most of whom sing with the choir while they are students at Oxford University. Studying a wide range of academic subjects including music, the choir members rehearse during university term-times, perform regularly in Oxford and give concerts all over the UK.

In addition to its long recording history, the choir has developed a formidable international reputation, and in recent years has given concert tours of Mexico, Argentina, Italy, Israel, Spain and France. In 2007 they became the first choir from a British university to tour in China, giving concerts in the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing and the new Oriental Arts Centre in Shanghai. In 2008 they appeared as guest artists at the 43rd International Festival Wratislavia Cantans in Wroclaw, Poland.

Schola Cantorum has frequently appeared on radio and television in the UK and abroad. In 2006 the choir commissioned The Oxford Blues Service, a jazz setting of the service of Evensong by Roderick Williams which they performed live on BBC Radio 3. A jazz Matins service followed in 2007 which was broadcast on BBC Radio 4. In 2008 the choir featured in John Bridcut’s BBC film The Passions of Vaughan Williams in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the composer’s death.

Many generation of former choir members are in touch with the choir and support its activities. The choir would be delighted to hear from any who have fallen out of touch.

Albums
'Children of our time' (CDA67575)
Children of our time
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'Dreamland' (HYP41)
Dreamland
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'Maw: One foot in Eden still, I stand & other choral works' (CDA67615)
Maw: One foot in Eden still, I stand & other choral works
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'Rautavaara: Choral Music' (CDA67787)
Rautavaara: Choral Music
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'Thompson: The Peaceable Kingdom & other choral works' (CDA67679)
Thompson: The Peaceable Kingdom & other choral works
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Alphabetical listing of all musical works
Alleluia (Thompson)
Amore langueo (Pott)
Andrew Turner  No 5 of Five Epigrams (Maw)
As father Adam first was fool'd  First line to On a henpecked country squire, No 3 of Five Epigrams (Maw)
At the last, tenderly  First line to The last invocation (Thompson)
Ave maris stella  First line to Canticum Mariae virginis (Rautavaara)
Ave verum corpus (O'Neill)
Balulalow (Maw)
Below thir stanes lie Jamie's banes  First line to On a noisy polemic, No 1 of Five Epigrams (Maw)
But these are they that forsake the Lord – For ye shall go out with joy  Movement 6 of The Peaceable Kingdom (Thompson)
By and by  No 4 of Five Negro Spirituals from 'A child of our time' (Tippett)
Canción de jinete  Movement 1 of Suite de Lorca (Rautavaara)
Canción de nuestro tiempo (Rautavaara)
Canticum Mariae virginis (Rautavaara)
Ciudad sin sueño  Movement 3 of Canción de nuestro tiempo (Rautavaara)
Con la rueda, el aceite, el cuero y el martillo  First line to Fragmentos de agonía, Movement 1 of Canción de nuestro tiempo (Rautavaara)
Córdoba  First line to Canción de jinete, Movement 1 of Suite de Lorca (Rautavaara)
Corpus Christi Carol (Maw)
Cuando sale la luna  First line to La luna asoma, Movement 3 of Suite de Lorca (Rautavaara)
Dear dark head  No 2 of Five Irish Songs (Maw)
Deep river  No 5 of Five Negro Spirituals from 'A child of our time' (Tippett)
Die erste Elegie (Rautavaara)
Down in yon forest there stands a hall  First line to Corpus Christi Carol (Maw)
Echo  Movement 1 of In the silence of the night (Byrchmore)
El grito  Movement 2 of Suite de Lorca (Rautavaara)
El Tiempo  First line to Meditación primera y última, Movement 2 of Canción de nuestro tiempo (Rautavaara)
Eres … (Rodrigues)
Evening Hymn  No 3 of Three Hymns (Maw)
Fare Well (Thompson)
Fecit potentiam  Movement 3 of Magnificat (Rautavaara)
Five Epigrams (Maw)
Five Irish Songs (Maw)
Five Madrigals to poems by e e cummings (Edgley Smith)
Five Negro Spirituals from 'A child of our time' (Tippett)
For thee I shall not die  First line to I shall not die for thee, No 1 of Five Irish Songs (Maw)
Fragmentos de agonía  Movement 1 of Canción de nuestro tiempo (Rautavaara)
Gloria  Movement 5 of Magnificat (Rautavaara)
Go down, Moses  No 3 of Five Negro Spirituals from 'A child of our time' (Tippett)
Halavan himmeän alla 'In the shade of the willow' (Rautavaara)
Happy choristers of air  First line to Pastoral Hymn, No 2 of Three Hymns (Maw)
Have ye not known?  Movement 7 of The Peaceable Kingdom (Thompson)
Here lies, now a prey to insulting neglect  First line to On a lady famed for her caprice, No 4 of Five Epigrams (Maw)
Howl ye  Movement 4 of The Peaceable Kingdom (Thompson)
I shall not die for thee  No 1 of Five Irish Songs (Maw)
Ikävyys 'Melancholy'  Movement 1 of Halavan himmeän alla 'In the shade of the willow' (Rautavaara)
In seventeen hunder' and forty nine  First line to Andrew Turner, No 5 of Five Epigrams (Maw)
In the silence of the night (Byrchmore)
Jesu, swete sone dere!  First line to Our Lady's song (Maw)
Jig  No 5 of Five Irish Songs (Maw)
La elipse de un grito  First line to El grito, Movement 2 of Suite de Lorca (Rautavaara)
La luna asoma  Movement 3 of Suite de Lorca (Rautavaara)
La muerte  First line to Malagueña, Movement 4 of Suite de Lorca (Rautavaara)
Laulu oravasta 'Song of the squirrel'  Movement 2 of Halavan himmeän alla 'In the shade of the willow' (Rautavaara)
love is more thicker than forget  No 3 of Five Madrigals to poems by e e cummings (Edgley Smith)
Magnificat (Rautavaara)
Makeasti oravainen 'Slumber sweetly, little squirrel'  First line to Laulu oravasta 'Song of the squirrel', Movement 2 of Halavan himmeän alla 'In the shade of the willow' (Rautavaara)
Malagueña  Movement 4 of Suite de Lorca (Rautavaara)
Mass of the Holy Spirit (Thompson)
Meditación primera y última  Movement 2 of Canción de nuestro tiempo (Rautavaara)
Mi hämäryys, mikävyys 'What gloominess, what misery'  First line to Ikävyys 'Melancholy', Movement 1 of Halavan himmeän alla 'In the shade of the willow' (Rautavaara)
Mirage  Movement 3 of In the silence of the night (Byrchmore)
Morning Hymn  No 1 of Three Hymns (Maw)
No duerme nadie por el cielo. Nadie, nadie  First line to Ciudad sin sueño, Movement 3 of Canción de nuestro tiempo (Rautavaara)
Nobody knows  No 2 of Five Negro Spirituals from 'A child of our time' (Tippett)
Now i lay(with everywhere around)  No 1 of Five Madrigals to poems by e e cummings (Edgley Smith)
Now Robin likes in his last lair  First line to On the death of Robert Ruisseaux, No 2 of Five Epigrams (Maw)
o by the by  No 4 of Five Madrigals to poems by e e cummings (Edgley Smith)
O my deir heart, young Jesus sweit  First line to Balulalow (Maw)
On a henpecked country squire  No 3 of Five Epigrams (Maw)
On a lady famed for her caprice  No 4 of Five Epigrams (Maw)
On a noisy polemic  No 1 of Five Epigrams (Maw)
On the death of Robert Ruisseaux  No 2 of Five Epigrams (Maw)
One foot in Eden still, I stand (Maw)
Our joyful'st feast (Rautavaara)
Our Lady's song (Maw)
Pastoral Hymn  No 2 of Three Hymns (Maw)
Popular song  No 3 of Five Irish Songs (Maw)
Put your head, darling  First line to Dear dark head, No 2 of Five Irish Songs (Maw)
Quia respexit – Et misericordia  Movement 2 of Magnificat (Rautavaara)
Ringleted youth of my love  No 4 of Five Irish Songs (Maw)
Say ye to the righteous  Movement 1 of The Peaceable Kingdom (Thompson)
Song  Movement 2 of In the silence of the night (Byrchmore)
spring!may–  No 2 of Five Madrigals to poems by e e cummings (Edgley Smith)
Steal away  No 1 of Five Negro Spirituals from 'A child of our time' (Tippett)
Suite de Lorca (Rautavaara)
Suscepit Israel  Movement 4 of Magnificat (Rautavaara)
Swete Jesu (Maw)
Sydämeni laulu 'Song of my heart'  Movement 3 of Halavan himmeän alla 'In the shade of the willow' (Rautavaara)
That winter love spoke and we raise no objection, at  First line to Jig, No 5 of Five Irish Songs (Maw)
The angel Gabriel (Maw)
The last invocation (Thompson)
The night is come like to the day  First line to Evening Hymn, No 3 of Three Hymns (Maw)
The noise of a multitude  Movement 3 of The Peaceable Kingdom (Thompson)
The paper reeds by the brooks  Movement 5 of The Peaceable Kingdom (Thompson)
The Peaceable Kingdom (Thompson)
Thou knowest my lying down  No 2 of Three Easter Anthems (Pitts)
Three Easter Anthems (Pitts)
Three Hymns (Maw)
Tuonen lehto, öinen lehto! 'Grove of Tuoni, grove nocturnal!'  First line to Sydämeni laulu 'Song of my heart', Movement 3 of Halavan himmeän alla 'In the shade of the willow' (Rautavaara)
Wer, wenn ich schriee, hörte mich denn aus der Engel  First line to Die erste Elegie (Rautavaara)
Were I at the Moss House where the birds do increase  First line to Popular song, No 3 of Five Irish Songs (Maw)
what a proud dreamhorse  No 5 of Five Madrigals to poems by e e cummings (Edgley Smith)
What's this morn's bright eye to me  First line to Morning Hymn, No 1 of Three Hymns (Maw)
Woe unto them  Movement 2 of The Peaceable Kingdom (Thompson)
Ye shall have a song  Movement 8 of The Peaceable Kingdom (Thompson)
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