Website celebrating May Day festivities in Oxford.
LOCKDOWN! With restrictions on public gatherings, Oxford's traditional May
Morning celebrations did not take place in 2020. However, various virtual May Mornings were held online including a singing by the Magdalen College Choir. Oxford’s traditional May Morning ceremony will be celebrated
online again this year, due to pandemic. Oxford City Council reports:
By May 1 it is expected that some lockdown restrictions will have eased, but outdoor
gatherings of more than six people, or two households, will remain illegal. There will be no event at Magdalen Tower this year, and residents and students are being asked to enjoy the celebrations at home.
Following last year’s success of the online event, which has been viewed over 66,000 times on Youtube, the City Council and Magdalen College are encouraging
people to get involved using #MayMorning.
#MayMorning will begin online just before 6am and will be opened by the Choir of Magdalen College welcoming in spring with Hymnus Eucharisticus and some traditional
madrigals for May Morning. This will be in an exciting new format to last year.
The Choir’s May Morning pre-recorded performance will begin just before 6am on air on their Facebook page with an introduction
by the President of Magdalen.