New College Choir is the first in Oxford to launch regular webcasts of choral services. Each week one service is selected for webcasting, and is prepared for webcast just a few days later. You will find regular services of choral evensong, as well as major festivals and the Choir’s carol services. At the beginning of each term the list is replaced with the first new service and will build up as the term progresses. Some recordings are selected for the Webcast Archive.
As you listen you will be taking part in a ‘live’ service: this isn’t a studio recording of a concert, but the daily liturgy offered as part of the chapel’s tradition of Christian worship. You may imagine the choir gathering shortly after 5pm each day, the choristers from their school, the clerks from their university studies and places of work, to prepare the evening office. At 6pm the chapel is opened for the congregation, and fifteen minutes later the choir processes to its stalls to sing the music you will now be able to hear on your flashplayer. We hope you will enjoy your experience, and be able to enter a little into the life and work of New College, its chapel and its choir.
I’ve been meaning to post about this for a while, this is a chance to hear a wonderful choir singing superb music – and it’s free, make sure you check out the Webcast Archive as well, there’re some remarkable recordings their. Click the link to go to the webcasts: Webcasts – Choir of New College Oxford. Enjoy :-).