Opening Oxford 1871- A Musical Miscellany in Celebration of Diversity

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Oxford today resounds with many different voices. Walking on a Sunday evening, visitors can hear the singing of Anglican choral music as it mingles with other, more recent arrivals: songs in Sanskrit, Arabic, Hebrew, and a myriad of other sacred tongues. The talk on the streets is even more diverse, as scholars and tourists from across the globe debate what matters to them.

This vibrant, varied, international Oxford is a relatively new development. Until 1871, full membership of the University was confined to members of the Church of England. The Universities Tests Act finally removed these religious restrictions at Oxford. By opening up to people of diverse faiths – or no faith at all – the 1871 Act made it possible for Oxford to become the truly global and diverse place it is today.

Marking the centenary of the Act, this concert is a celebration of diversity and inclusion. Featuring performers from a variety of faith traditions, it will bring our communities together in music and readings.

Harjinder Singh Lallie - Gurmat Sangeet Academy 
The Choir of New College, Oxford
Younis Ghulam Nabi
Robert Quinney 

Doors open at 19:00 ready for a 19:30 start

Interval: 20:15-20:30

Estimated finish time of 21:15

Ticket Information

This is a free event, however a ticket must be booked in advance to enable entry.