Sunday Talks

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6pm in the Chapel

Somerville Chapel is a non-denominational and inclusive space. Every Sunday evening during term we host a speaker who gives a short talk accompanied by readings and music from the Somerville College Choir. The programme for this term’s talks is entitled “Music and Spirituality” and includes the following speakers:

1st Week, Sunday 8th October

Dr Brian McMahon (Somerville)

Life, Liturgy and the Pursuit of Happiness: in Defence of the College Chapel”

2nd Week, Sunday 15th October

Dr Laura Slater (Somerville)

Music and Lay Devotion in Late Medieval England

3rd Week, Sunday 22nd October

Professor Guy Newbury (Pembroke)

What God Wants to Hear…? : Composition and Faith in the 21st Century

4th Week, Sunday 29th October

Gwilym Tudur (Wycliffe Hall)

The Person Behind the Liturgy

5th Week, Sunday 5th November

Jeremy Montagu (Wadham)

The Shofar and its Spiritual Impact on Jewry

6th Week, Sunday 12th November

Act of Remembrance

Somerville’s annual ecumenical service of remembrance for all who have suffered and lost their lives in war.

7th Week, Sunday 19th November

Rabbi Norman Solomon

Music of the Synagogue: Ancient and Modern”

8th Week, Sunday 26th November

Carol Concert

Concerts in Michaelmas Term 2017

Friday 10th Nov 5.30pm ‘Sleep/Dreams’ an event organised by the MTST, with music by Debussy, Gurney, Quilter, Fauré, and Whitacre

Friday 17th Nov 7pm Mozart Gran Partita for 13 winds Four Somervillians, and other excellent wind players from across the university players perform this masterpiece.

Friday 24th Nov 7:30 Mozart and Howells Clarinet Quintets featuring Josh Grubb as part of the Woodstock Quintet

Saturday 25th Nov 7.30pm College Choir concert: Musicians wrestle everywhere A concert with texts about Music, including music by Lassus, Pärt, Dyson, Schubert, Bernstein, and Britten.


Further ahead, please do put this one in your diary!

Tuesday 6th March 7pm Bach St John Passion with the college choir, soloists, and professional baroque orchestra.