Choir of New College Oxford

Thursday 22 June 2017 19:00

£15.00 — £30.00

Temple Church 19:00

Tickets for the performance are: £30, £25, £20 and £15. Tickets will include a drink at the reception following the concert, with wine supplied by Corney & Barrow.

Choir of New College Oxford
Robert Quinney


Like as the Hart: Music for The Templar’s Garden
Settings of Psalm 42

Taverner Quemadmodum
Ockeghem Sicut cervus
Tallis E’en like the hunted hind
Handel As pants the hart
Palestrina Sicut cervus – sitivit anima mea
Pitts Why restless, why cast down?
L’Estrange As the chasèd hart


This concert marks the combined release of the album, Like as the Hart, settings of Psalm 42, and the launch of the 15th century historical novel, The Templar’s Garden, which is partially set in New College, Oxford.  The programme includes rarely heard pieces featuring treble voices by Ockgehem and Buxtehude, as well as world premieres of two newly commissioned settings of the psalm by Antony Pitts and Alexander L’Estrange. The evening provides a unique opportunity to hear how a single biblical text has inspired a remarkable range of settings of different styles and dates.

To learn more about the project, watch the video and visit the author’s website To learn more about the choir, visit

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This concert is promoted by Catherine Clover in collaboration with the Choir of New College Oxford.