Adventures in Sound

OSJ’s mission is “to serve our communities by promoting concerts of unrivalled artistic excellence“. Working with the most extraordinary musicians we aim to make the emotion, drama and culture of live classical music available to everyone.


  • Jan Schmolck
    03 Mar

    A concert featuring the Leader of Orchestra of St John’s, Jan Schmolck, a winner of the German Young Musician of the Year. Jan Schmolck: violin Hannah Nye: soprano John Lubbock: conductor Mozart: Divertimento No. 11 in D K251 Mozart: Violin…

  • Jan Schmolck
    04 Mar

    A concert featuring the Leader of Orchestra of St John’s, Jan Schmolck, a winner of the German Young Musician of the Year. Jan Schmolck: violin Hannah Nye: soprano John Lubbock: conductor Mozart: Divertimento No. 11 in D K251 Mozart: Violin…

  • Angell Trio

    The Angell Trio: Kate Whitley (Piano) Jan Peter Schmolck (Violin) and Sally Pendlebury (Cello) – has established an international reputation and received critical acclaim for its brilliant ensemble playing. They are associated with the…

  • Jessye Norman
    27 Mar

    Jessye Norman talks to Paul Blezard about her life’s memories with music performed by the Orchestra of St John’s conducted by John Lubbock. One of America’s most decorated artists, legendary soprano Jessye Norman tells how she travelled…

  • anton_bruckner
    28 Mar

    Christopher Dawe returns to St John’s Smith Square with the Anton Bruckner Choir in their 20th anniversary year, and is joined by the choristers of the Grey Coat Hospital Chamber Choir and the internationally acclaimed Orchestra of St John’s…

  • dorchester
    03 Apr

    OSJ perform the glorious Bach St John Passion John Lubbock conductor Box Office: 0845 680 1926

  • Gwilym Simcock
    07 Apr

    Gwilym Simcock Jazz Quartet Yuri Goloubev: double bass Asaf Sirkis: drums Klaus Gesing: reeds John Lubbock: conductor Bach Harpsichord concerto in d minor Bach Oboe concerto in f minor Bach Air from 3rd Suite Bach Chorales with saxophone obbligato…

  • Gwilym Simcock
    08 Apr

    Gwilym Simcock Jazz Quartet Orchestra of St John’s John Lubbock conductor Bach Harpsichord Concerto in D minor Bach Oboe Concerto in A minor Bach Air on a G String from Suite No. 3 Bach Chorales with Saxophone Improvisation Bach Concerto…

  • Henry Neill Baritone
    14 Apr

    Young Performers from the Royal Academy of Music Henry Neill baritone Barber: Adagio Barber: Dover Beach Dvorak: Serenade for strings Ticket prices: £25 Chair / £10 bring your own cushion (£20 / £8 with Conductor’s Circle discount)…

  • ashmolean
    12 May

    Songs for Soprano and Lute, Madrigals and Folksongs OSJ Ashmolean Voices Ticket prices: £25 Chair / £10 bring your own cushion (£20 / £8 with Conductor’s Circle discount) Booking phone: 0845 680 1926 In Person: Blackwell’s Music,…

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    21 Jun

    Derek Paravicini Jazz Quartet Ticket prices: £25 Chair / £10 bring your own cushion (£20 / £8 with Conductor’s Circle discount) Booking phone: 0845 680 1926 In Person: Blackwell’s Music, 53 Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BQ Oxford Playhouse…

Listen to John Lubbock on BBC Radio 4 Saturday Live

Listen to our Artistic Director, John Lubbock, talking on BBC Radio 4's Saturday Live programme about the origins of OSJ and his mission to take classical music out into the community.

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