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Rare revival for Spohr oratorio

Music: THE newly renamed Oxford Harmonic Choir (formerly Society) is one of those satisfying large ensembles that shows both imagination and discernment in presenting works of the 18th or 19th century which have, for whatever cause, dropped out of the repertoire

Works for choirs to discover

Ronald Corp reviews new editions from the Church Music Society

MacMillan conducts new Passion in Birmingham

Roderic Dunnett attended the concert in the Symphony Hall

How they went Ungrudgingly

Roderic Dunnett hears a little-known choral work by Gerald Finzi

Cumbered with much activity

Cumbered with much activity

Roderic Dunnett on an operatic version of the home at Bethany

Oxford revival for Greene

Roderic Dunnet:  THE emergence of SJE Arts, a busy, energetic new music programme based at St John the Evangelist, east Oxford, has brought a remarkably imaginative series of concerts to the elaborate complex on Iffley Road

Choirs and composers hark back to tragedy of 1914

Choirs and composers hark back to tragedy of 1914

Remembrance-tide yielded a bumper crop of music. Roderic Dunnett reports

Falls the eventide

Roderic Dunnett hears a work of 16 pieces

Scottish ‘Aldeburgh’ launched

Roderic Dunnett attends James MacMillan's new festival for his home town

All-singing, all- dancing . . .

All-singing, all- dancing . . .

Peter Graystone sees an evangelistic musical wildly applauded in Wembley Arena

Birmingham première recalls 1914

Roderic Dunnett hears Paul Spicer's new full-length oratorio

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Rachel Treweek goes to Gloucester as C of E's first woman diocesan bishop

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Rachel Treweek goes to Gloucester as C of E's first woman diocesan bishop