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The last stop on the Provost’s tour of the East Coast will be Boston, MA, where Queen’s Old Members are invited to join her for dinner at Strega Italiano.

You will also be able to meet Dr Justin Jacobs, Director of Development, and Heather Weightman, Deputy Director of Development, and hear news and updates from the College.

Dress code: Business Smart

If you would like to bring a guest, please register their details when booking.

Closing date: 28 November 2022

Meet the Provost on her tour of the East Coast for an evening of drinks and good conversation at The Cornell Club

You will also be able to meet Dr Justin Jacobs, Director of Development, and Heather Weightman, Deputy Director of Development, and hear news and updates from the College.

Dress Code: Business Smart. Please click here to read more about visiting the Club.

If you would like to bring a guest, please register their details when booking.

Closing date: 28 November 2022

Meet the Provost on her tour of the East Coast and dine at The Sulgrave Club, kindly hosted by Jack (Politics, 1975) and Christine Giraudo

You will also be able to meet Dr Justin Jacobs, Director of Development, and Heather Weightman, Deputy Director of Development, and hear news and updates from the College.

The Sulgrave Club has a dress code. Please click here to read more information about visiting the Club.

This event is already sold out. Please contact us if you would like to join a waiting list.

Academy of Ancient Music
Julia Doyle
Esther Brazil
Guy Cutting
Tristan Hambleton
Choir of The Queen’s College
Owen Rees

Handel’s Messiah lies at the very heart of Christmas musical festivities. The oratorio follows Christ’s life from the prophecies of the Old Testament through to his birth, passion and resurrection, and the final conquest of sin with the promise of eternal life. Handel uses his consummate skill as an opera composer to inject vivid colour and intense drama into his score. First heard in 1741, it remains just as popular today as it did in Dublin nearly 300 years ago. Arias of mesmerising beauty and triumphant courage sit alongside virtuoso choruses of stunning power – including the famous ‘Hallelujah Chorus’.

This concert continues the acclaimed collaboration between the Choir of The Queen’s College, Oxford and the world famous Academy of Ancient Music, a combination of the finest choral singing and an orchestra with a worldwide reputation for excellence in baroque and classical music. 

A festive concert of carols old and new

Choir of The Queen’s College, Oxford
Owen Rees

One of the world’s most renowned choirs presents popular favourites

Classic FM

A staple in the Oxford musical calendar, The Choir of The Queen’s College, Oxford presents a varied programme of glorious Christmas music combining old favourites with more recent arrangements. The concert reflects the shifting moods of the period from Advent to Epiphany, inviting personal reflection on the transformation of darkness into light of the Incarnation.

A glass of mulled wine or soft drink served in Queen’s beautiful Baroque Hall is included within the ticket price.

A festive concert of carols old and new

Choir of The Queen’s College, Oxford
Owen Rees

Superbly sung

BBC Music Magazine

A staple in the Oxford musical calendar, The Choir of The Queen’s College, Oxford presents a varied programme of glorious Christmas music combining old favourites with more recent arrangements. The concert reflects the shifting moods of the period from Advent to Epiphany, inviting personal reflection on the transformation of darkness into light of the Incarnation.

A glass of mulled wine or soft drink served in Queen’s beautiful Baroque Hall is included within the ticket price.

Date

7 January 2023

Time

16.00

Details

We will celebrate our traditional Needle and Thread Gaudy again in 2023, after it had to be cancelled earlier this year due to COVID19. It will be held on Saturday 7 January 2023 for Old Members who matriculated in the years 1976 or 1977.

Old Members who booked for this year’s cancelled Needle and Thread Gaudy will receive an invitation to book their place again; the remaining places will be available to others in the year groups.

Traditionally held at the beginning of the New Year, this dinner involves the College’s Bursar threading a needle into each guest’s jacket and advising them to be thrifty in the coming year. Needles were historically popular as Christmas gifts but it is thought that this Gaudy’s customs are a pun on the College founder’s name, Eglesfield—the French words ‘aiguilles et fils’ meaning needles and threads.

Contact

Christine Baro-Hone
oldmembers@queens.ox.ac.uk
0044 1865 279217

Event price

The Gaudy dinner is free of charge. B&B is available for Saturday 7 January at £45pp.

Booking is now closed.

Due to space restrictions in Hall, this is an Old Member only event (from matriculation years 1976 and 1977).

Programme

SATURDAY 7 JANUARY

  4.00pm   Tea & cake in the Shulman Auditorium
  4.30pm   Short presentation
  6.30pm   Drinks in the Upper Library
  7.00pm   Dinner (Black Tie)

SUNDAY 8 JANUARY

  8.15–9.45am   Breakfast in Hall
  8.45am    Holy Communion

Date

17 December 2022

Time

15.30

Details

We will celebrate our traditional Boar’s Head Gaudy again this year, after cancelling in 2021 due to COVID19. It will be held on Saturday 17 December 2022 for Old Members who matriculated in the years 1986 or 1987.

Old Members who booked for last year’s cancelled Boar’s Head Gaudy will receive an invitation to book their place again; the remaining places will then be made available to others in the year groups.

The programme will begin with tea and Christmas cake in the Shulman Auditorium, followed by a recital of seasonal music in Chapel with the College Choir.

The Gaudy is combined with the Boar’s Head Ceremony, which takes place before dinner. Guests are asked to assemble in Hall by 6.25pm when the Boar’s Head will make its ceremonial entrance.

After the Ceremony, champagne will be served in the Upper Library, followed by dinner at 7.15pm. Holy Communion will be celebrated in Chapel on Sunday morning.

Contact

Christine Baro-Hone
oldmembers@queens.ox.ac.uk
0044 1865 279217

Event price

The Gaudy dinner is free of charge. B&B is available for Saturday 17 December at £45pp.

Booking is now closed.

Due to space restrictions in Hall, this is an Old Member only event (from matriculation years 1986 and 1987).

Programme

SATURDAY 17 DECEMBER

  3.30pm   Tea & cake in the Shulman Auditorium
  4.00pm   Short presentation
  5.45pm   Recital of Seasonal Music in Chapel
  6.30pm   Boar’s Head Ceremony
  6.45pm   Drinks in the Upper Library
  7.15pm   Dinner (Black Tie)

SUNDAY 19 DECEMBER

  8.15 – 9.45am   Breakfast in the Hall
  8.45am    Holy Communion