Friday 30 June 2023, 20:15 - 21:30
Basilica of St. Nicholas

Chapel Choir of Jesus College, Oxford
Free entrance, collection afterwards.

Consisting of some forty-five undergraduate and graduate members of the college and university, Jesus College's choir is one of the many and varied types of choral ensemble to be found in the Oxford College Chapels. It is one of the few chapel choirs that remains open to all, without audition, and it prides itself on its friendly and inclusive atmosphere.
The main focus of the choir is the weekly Choral Evensong on Sundays. Apart from this, the choir often collaborates with other musicians from the college in presenting works such as cantatas and oratorios with orchestral accompaniment. There is an annual international tour and there are also more local visits to cathedrals to sing Evensongs.
The choir sings at various university events and services throughout the year, particularly on March 1, the Feast of St David, Patron of Wales, when Choral Evensong is sung entirely in Welsh – a celebratory nod to the roots of the college and as her strong connection to the land and people of Wales.

Peter Parshall read Theology at Westminster College, Oxford, where he studied the organ with Professor David Saint at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. Having held church and cathedral posts in Oxford and Dublin, he is now based in the South West of England where he runs a private organ teaching practice and directs several choirs. He worked for many years for the Royal School of Church Music, both in the UK and Ireland, as a teacher, examiner and facilitator, and was recently honored with the Associate of the RSCM award for services to Church music in the UK. Peter was an associate of the Royal College of Organists, founding Artistic Director of the South Wessex Organ Society and is currently Chapel Music Coordinator at Jesus College, Oxford. As a composer, his choral music has been performed and recorded by choirs in the UK, Ireland and the US and broadcast on national channels in several countries. He is the co-editor of the choral anthology 'Weddings for Choirs' published by Oxford University Press, and a contributor to the new dictionary of national biography also for OUP.