recordings

A CEREMONY OF CAROLS - click here to order

(Oxford Girls' Choir, Richard Vendome, director and organist, Danielle Perrett, harp) Gift of Music CDG1220 (2008)


Britten - A Ceremony of Carols
Faurť - music for high voices
BoŽly/Denizot - Cantiques


HILDEGARD OF BINGEN: SYMPHONIA 1
Symphony of the Harmony of Celestial Revelations (Oxford Girls' Choir / SINFONYE, dir. Stevie Wishart) Celestial Harmonies 13127-2 (1996)

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"in my first formation, even in my mother's womb God raised me up with the breath of life. He fixed this vision in my soul"

Sinfonye and OGC sing O vos angeli (first section) (1.4 MB)
  • "Very highly recommended" (Mary Berry, The Gramophone)
  • "...the Oxford Girls' Choir is outstanding. The performances are both knowledgeable and moving" (Clifford Bartlett, Early Music Review)
  • "...the seraphic voices of the Oxford Girls' Choir" (Antony Pitts, BBC Radio 3)
  • "...Three cheers for the Oxford Girls' Choir. They sing with that little bit of flair that is crucial, and have a focus that boys rarely have" (Madeleine Rowles, Early Music News - Australia)
  • "The Times" review of record launch by Tess Knighton
  • Black Sun CD review by Meurig Bowen

HILDEGARD OF BINGEN: SYMPHONIA 2
Aurora
(Oxford Girls' Choir / SINFONYE, dir. Stevie Wishart) Celestial Harmonies 13128-2 (1998)

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"But, O dawn, from your womb a new sun came out"

OGC sings Spiritui Sancto (2.0 MB)
 Victoria Couper sings Quia ergo femina (0.8 MB)
top row:
Sara Stowe, Stevie Wishart, Emily Levy
middle row: Clemmie Franks, Vivien Ellis,
Victoria Couper
bottom row: Georgia Black, Katherine Taylor, Camilla Scarlett, Louise Eekelaar

photo: Pierre Chan


HILDEGARD OF BINGEN: SYMPHONIA 3
O nobilissima viriditas
(Oxford Girls' Choir / SINFONYE, dir. Stevie Wishart) Celestial Harmonies 13129-2 (2004)

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"O most noble greenness, you whose roots are in the sun and who shine in bright serenity in a wheel that no earthly eminence can comprehend"

standing l-r: Victoria Couper, Richard Vendome,
Jocelyn West, Louise Eekelaar,
Moira Smiley, Stevie Wishart
kneeling l-r: Emily Burn, Clemmie Franks

photo: Jim Denley

MUSIC OF THE MIDDLE AGES
Songs, laments and dances
(Oxford Girls' Choir, Serendipity, The Monks and Novices of St Frideswide) CD Gift of Music CDG 1055 (1998)

Music found in medieval manuscripts that evokes the age of chivalry and courtly love. This richly varied programme includes plainchant and instrumental pieces played on a psaltery (small harp) and portative (portable) organ of the kind often seen in medieval paintings.

 OGC sings Angelus ad virginem (1.6 MB)
 OGC sings Dou way Robin (1.2 MB)
 OGC sings Lullay lullow (1.0 MB)

 OGC sings Nobilis humilis (1.5 MB)


ANGELIC VOICES
the music of Hildegard of Bingen

(Oxford Girls' Choir, dir. Richard Vendome)
CD Gift of Music CCG 1028 (1998)

"I saw so great a brightness..." medieval visions in music composed nine hundred years ago by Abbess Hildegard of Bingen by one of the greatest musicians of her time.

 OGC sings Kyrie (0.8 MB)
 Penelope Martin-Smith sings O nobilissima viriditas (2.0 MB)

UNIO MYSTICA
Der Zauber des Mittelalters

"the Magic of the Middle Ages"
(Klaus Voelker and others, with the Oxford Girls' Choir) CD Warner Vertrieb B00004YMLX (2001)

 

tracks include: Cuncti simus concanentes, O Ecclesia, Salva nos, O Eucharie, Gaudete, Maria matrem virginem, Ah si mon moine

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