"The Magdalen Choir… make an exceptional sound, and the direction is notable for its attention to inner detail and clear sense of architecture." (Gramophone)
“[The Choir] sings with an intensity suitable to the intimately sensuous nature of the work.” (The Observer 5*)
'Sing, precious music' CD Release - November 2020
Our latest disc, is available now from Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon, and other retailers. On its release, the disc immediately entered the top ten of the official Classical Albums charts. It features music by composers associated with Magdalen College, Oxford over the last 500 years.
MAY 2022 - New CD release
The Choir's new disc 'The Sweet and Merry Month' was released on Opus Arte in May 2022, featuring music for May Morning. Available on Amazon, Apple Music and Spotify.
'The Pillar of the Cloud' CD Release - June 2019
Our brand new CD, the first under the direction of Mark Williams, is available now from Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon, and other retailers. For more information about the CD, watch the Informator's interview in collaboration with Opus Arte:
Mark Williams on BBC Radio 3
Tune in on Saturday 2nd February at 1pm to hear Mark Williams talk about some of his favourite pieces by Palestrina, Mendelssohn, Rossini, and Saint-Saens.
Choir tour to Texas - April 2018
The Choir will be on tour in Texas from Tuesday 3rd to Wednesday 11th April, singing in a number of services and concerts in Dallas and Austin.
William Fox to St. Paul's
Mark Williams appointed as Informator Choristarum
We are delighted to announce that our Organ Scholar, William Fox, has been appointed Sub Organist at St Paul's Cathedral from July 2018, after he graduates from Magdalen.
Requiem Mass for All Souls' Day
For the annual All Souls' Day Requiem, the Choir sang the setting by Gabriel Fauré in the recently released reduced version for choir, organ, violin, harp and cello. As ever, the Chapel was completely full with standing room only.
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Mark Williams as Informator Choristarum, Organist and Tutorial Fellow in Music. Mark is currently Director of Music, Fellow and College Lecturer at Jesus College Cambridge.
The Divine Office Festival
At the beginning of the academic year, the Choir sang three concerts as part of The Divine Office Festival (Martin Randall Travel Ltd).
Daniel Hyde Interview for BBC Proms Extra
As part of the 2015 BBC Proms series, our Informator Daniel Hyde was interviewed at the Royal College of Music on the subject of Bach and his influence on later composers. Presented by Ian Skelly, the talk was broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in the interval of Thierry Escaich's Organ Prom.
As part of the Oxford Early Music Festival (May 2015), Daniel Hyde conducted a performance of the Monteverdi Vespers of 1610 to a capacity audience in the University Church. The Choristers of Magdalen College Choir and the girls of the recently-founded Frideswide Voices joined an adult choir comprising some of Oxford’s finest choral scholars.