The beginning of Advent is celebrated with a
particular solemnity at Merton. For its second
recording the college choir explores the musical riches
that adorn this most special time in the church’s year,
centring on a newly commissioned sequence of
Magnificat antiphons from seven leading composers.
Founded in 2008, the new Choir of Merton College,
Oxford is led by newly appointed Organist and fulltime
Director of Music Benjamin Nicholas, and Reed
Rubin Director of Music Peter Philips. The choir is
rapidly emerging as a major force in collegiate choral
music. The disc is recorded in the beautiful environs
of Merton College Chapel, which has stood at the
heart of the College as a place of worship for almost
'one of the UK's finest choral ensembles'
'the new Merton College choir has leap-frogged its way almost to the top o the collegiate choral pile'
Choir & Organ