Seven services a week in Term are sung by the Choir, which is directed by Bill Ives, who bears the ancient title Informator Choristarum. Those who remember The King's Singers in the 1980s will recognise Bill as the group's popular, diminutive tenor. The Choir retains much the same shape as it had when it was founded in 1480, with sixteen boy Choristers (educated at Magdalen College School) and twelve adult Academical Clerks (undergraduates of the College).
They have appeared frequently on television and radio, and in the motion picture Shadowlands, and have sung to appreciative audiences all over the world. They have made a number of recordings, one of which was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2005. But their primary attention continues to be focused on daily Chapel services, which they sing every evening in Full Term (except Tuesdays) at 6.00 pm, and every Sunday morning in Term at 11.30 am. The repertoire of settings for Evensong and the Mass ranges from works by John Sheppard (Informator Choristarum in the 16th century) to modern pieces by the present Informator, Grayston Ives, who is a distinguished composer of sacred music.
The Choir of Magdalen College, OxfordEwan BowlbySebastian CarterCharlie HicksAlexander Knighton Bill Ives leads the famed Choir of Magdalen College Choir in this selection of choral favorites for Advent and Christmas.The music on this recording ranges from quiet reflection and anticipation to the excitement and celebration of the birth of Jesus and the coming of the Wise Men. Magdalen College is one of the oldest choral foundations in England, with an unbroken tradition stretching back to 1480.The Choir retains much the same shape as it had in the 15th-century, with 16 boy Choristers (educated at Magdalen College School) and 12 adult Academical Clerks (undergraduates of the College).
The Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford Requiem, Quatre Motets,Messe "Cum Jubilo", 4 pieces for organ.
Magid El-Bushra, countertenor;
Peter Harvey, baritone;
Mark Chaundy, tenor;
Martin Ford, Richard Pinel, organ.
Bill Ives, director
The Choir of Magdalen College, OxfordStefan Roberts Directed by Bill Ives. Stefan Roberts (treble); Rogers Covey-Crump (tenor); Ryan Leonard (organ); Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford; Fretwork. Head Chorister Stefan Roberts' voice is brilliantly unmistakeable.
The Choir of Magdalen College, OxfordRobin Blaze 67 Tracks. Contains all of the tracks from the 5-disc Abbey set (66 tracks) plus one additional. This set contains the following two volumes: Regis RRC 2030 (2CDs) and Regis RRC 2031 (2CDs), both released in 2000.
The Choir of Magdalen College, OxfordRobin Blaze 5-CD Set, 66 tracks. There were originally four Alpha LPs in the original English Anthems series (ACA 537, 538, 543, 547) with 42 items covering the period 1600 to 1930, Robin Blaze being heard on three of the albums. This edition reissued all but nine of the original LP items while adding additional 33 pieces, mainly from the 18th and 20th centuries.
The Choir of Magdalen College, OxfordRobin Blaze Robin Blaze sings "Teach me, O Lord" (Byrd). Recorded April 21-22 1985, in Magdalen College Chapel, Oxford.
This tracklist was taken from the Abbey Reissue CD set. It is likely that one of these tracks is incorrect. Contact BCSD if you have this LP.
The Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford Venetian music by the Gabrielis and Bassano, John Iveson, Stephen Saunders & David Purser, trombones; Richard Gowman, organ; the choir is under the direction of Dr. Bernard Rose.
The Choir of Magdalen College, OxfordRobin Blaze A compilation of earlier published recordings from 1984 and 1990 on CD-R media.
Robin Blaze sings treble solo on four pieces and is also featured as alto on tracks 10-24 on this recording.
The Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford Directed by Bill Ives. Organ Scholars : Matthew Martin and Nicholas Shaw. Recorded and filmed in the Chapel of Keeble College Oxford, March 1996.
Crucifixus : Lotti
Wash me throughly : Wesley
A Litany : Walton
Magnificat in G : Purcell
Bist du dei mir : Bach
View me Lord : Wood
Salvator mundi : Tallis
Teach me O Lord : Byrd
O for a closer walk : Stanford
Blessed city : Bairstow
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