17 December 2022 - Christmas Carol Service at St Nicholas' Church, Standish
The service included a number of pieces sung by the Standish Consort, including a Christmas composition by Thomas Chevis (Magdalen).
3 December 2022 – Monteverdi Vespers in Holy Trinity Church (Stroud)
The Standish Consort was established in 2022 and is a chamber choir of around 20 singers, drawn from Oxford and Cambridge alumni in Gloucestershire and their friends. The choir is directed by Mark Wilson who also directs music at Pembroke and is a Countertenor Stipendiary Clerk at Magdalen. He also leads Ensemble La Notte, who accompanied the consort in this performance. This work is not often performed, partly because of the large number of soloists needed (6 in our case), and yet the enthusiasm and energy that went into the project led to a very enjoyable performance to a sold-out church.
30 September 2022 - Theatre
This performance of "The Girl on the Train" was at the Barn Theatre in Cirencester. There was a group dinner beforehand. The evening was highly appreciated, and a few of the group suggested that we should return to this theatre at a later date for another play.
24 and 25 September 2022 - Vivaldi Gloria and Evensong in Oxford
The Standish Consort had a successful trip to Oxford and were supported by friends, family and alumni, we hope to repeat this in future years and are currently looking into a residency in Cambridge and a tour in Italy. The choir stayed at Christ Church, ran a Vivaldi Gloria workshop at St Hugh's and sang evensong at Merton and Pembroke. There was also a lot of fun and much eating and drinking. Let us know if it's something you might like to be part of in the future.
21 September 2022 - New Oxford Student Event
The committee invited all of Gloucestershire's 2022 Freshers 'New Oxford Students' to join us in September to welcome them to our group. They are very excited to be members and are keen to help with access and outreach in the future. Here's a photo of those who made it to the event.