Merton College Music Society
Ensembles: Kodaly Choir and the Fidelio Orchestra
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About the Society
The Merton College Music Society serves the students faculty and staff of Merton College and the University of Oxford by supporting a non-auditioned choir and a non-auditioned orchestra, and by producing a bi-weekly series of student and professional recitals. The public concerts and recitals take place in Merton’s 13th-century Chapel and the newly built T.S. Eliot Theatre as well as the in the Mure Room, overlooking Rose Lane. Please visit their Facebook page for up-to-date information on all MCMS events.
The Kodaly Choir is one of the oldest functioning non-auditioned choirs at Oxford University. In 1960 Kodaly himself conducted the choir in the performance of his Te Deum while he was at Oxford to receive an honorary doctorate. Currently the choir rehearses weekly for a performance at the end of each term in Merton Chapel, along side, and often with, the Fidelio Orchestra. Recent performances have included Mozart’s Requiem, Fauré’s Requiem and Handel’s Coronation Anthems. All are welcome. Please visit the MCMS Facebook page for up-to-date information on rehearsal schedules and performances..
The Fidelio Orchestra is a friendly and welcoming non-auditioned college orchestra which performs at a good standard. Rehearsing weekly on Fridays from 4-6pm at Merton College (with the customary biscuit break around 5pm), it gives a termly concert in the Merton College Chapel. Recent repertoire has included Schubert’s ‘Unfinished’ Symphony, the Chaminade Flute Concertino, and Brahms’ Hungarian Dances. Concerts are well-attended and often followed by a drinks reception.
For more information, please contact MCMS president, Cayenna Ponchione.