50th anniversary Mayfield Festival 2020 headline concert on Bank Holiday Monday 4 May 2020. Oxford Camerata will be performing in St Dunstan’s Church at 7.30 pm. Save the date – tickets on sale from January 2020.
On 3 January 2015, BBC Radio 3’s CD Review chose Oxford Camerata’s recording of Palestrina’s iconic Mass setting for Pope Marcellus as the best in the current catalogue. The recording was made in the summer of 1991, in spite of the fact that the sound engineer and producer had a car crash on their way to the recording venue and a cement mixer outside Dorchester Abbey held up the recording sessions when they eventually got under way.
June 2012’s BBC Music Magazine hailed Oxford Camerata’s version of Thomas Tallis’s 40-voice motet Spem in alium as ‘The Best Recording’ – “Jeremy Summerly and his impressive Oxford Camerata settle the matter with their interpretation’s vitality and care for the contemplative qualities of Tallis’s polychoral masterwork. The Oxford Camerata crafts an interpretation of true depth.”
Released in November 2011, Oxford Camerata’s performance of the sound track to Will is sumptuous and stirring. The film charts an orphan’s journey across Europe to the 2005 Champions League Final in Istanbul.