Bach at Trinity – Robert Quinney (New College, Oxford)


Part of the Bach at Trinity Series a year-long celebration of the complete organ works of Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) and of the 40th anniversary of Trinity College’s chapel organ – completed in 1976 by the Swiss firm of Metzler Orgelbau – to be hosted by TCMS. The organ is renowned not only throughout the United Kingdom but across the world, and is regarded by many as the best instrument in the United Kingdom for playing the organ music of Bach.

  • Prelude and Fugue in E minor (‘Wedge’) BWV 548
  • Sei gregüsset, Jesu gütig BWV 768
  • Trio Sonata No 5 in C major BWV 529
  • Toccata and Fugue in F BWV 540

Robert Quinney is Organist of New College, Oxford. In addition to the daily direction of New College’s world famous choir, his work comprises teaching, lecturing, and examining, as a Tutorial Fellow of the college and an Associate Professor at the University Faculty of Music. He has conducted New College Choir in concert at home and abroad. Under his direction the choir continues to make recordings for its own label, Novum; the first, a disc of Symphony Anthems by John Blow, was an Editor’s Choice in Gramaphone magazine. Read More


The Chapel

The Chapel, which dates from the reigns of Mary I and Elizabeth I, is the center of religious life for the College. There are regular services and the Chapel is also used for concerts.

The Chapel was completed in 1567, and all the statues here are of famous people who studied at Trinity, including Sir Isaac Newton, Francis Bacon and Alfred Lord Tennyson. The painting at the east end depicts St Michael binding Satan.

Further information can be on the Chapel website:


Enter the College via Great Gate off Trinity Street, head through the Porters lodge and the Chapel will be on your right