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The Divine Office: Choral Music in Oxford - A unique event of exceptional musical intensity and spiritual potency

September 2024 | Full details available in September 2023 – contact us to register your interest.

Watch the video from our 2019 festival, 'Opera in Southern Sicily', for an idea of what it is like to join a Martin Randall Festival.

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A unique choral event of exceptional musical intensity and spiritual potency. The centrepiece of this 17-concert festival is the Divine Office, the eight services of the monastic day, performed at their intended times between 1.00am and 10.00pm. The oldest and finest of college choirs participate, as well as five internationally acclaimed professional choirs. Oxford is one of the world’s most beautiful and historic cities, and the magnificent medieval college chapels are uniquely apposite for this event.

Full details will appear on this page when the festival is available to book in September 2023 – please contact us to register your interest.

Map for the Divine Office.

'I considered the Divine Office an incomparable musical experience that exceeded all expectations. Bravo everyone!'

'I doubt I will ever again have such an educational and aesthetic experience. To say 'I was there'; at the Divine Office is something I shall treasure.'

'It was an honour to be part of an audience in such auspicious surroundings. We were essentially provided with a divine and memorable week and a sense of individual achievement. Thank you so much.'

'What a wondrous week of outstanding groups and singing. Never to be forgotten.'

'Just to say how much I enjoyed my time in Oxford and being a part of the Divine Office. It really was a remarkable night and day - the music just sublime, it was educational, atmospheric in the extreme, very moving, and a beautiful thing all round.'

'A truly wonderful and unforgettable experience. A great privilege to have been a part of it.'

'A week of memorable music in timeless venues.'

'Compliments on the quality of your festival. It was wonderful - program, planning, information and, particularly staff were all outstanding. It would be impossible to experience such a wonderful programme except with Martin Randall Travel.'

'MRT created a profound spriritual and aesthetic experience, and your attention to our every requirement ensured that we were able to enjoy the experience to the full without worries over practicalities.'

'The combination of an interesting and inspired musicians all brought together in such beautiful settings makes for a very special experience The festival really provided so many special moments that I will carry with me for years to come.'