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.


Forthcoming Concerts

  • philippullman
    18 Sep

    Author of His Dark Materials trilogy and winner of the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Book of the Year Award, Philip Pullman will be in conversation with author and broadcaster Paul Blezard revealing a life’s memories and the music…

  • richard-dawkins
    27 Sep

    World-famous scientist and author of The Selfish Gene and The God Delusion Professor Richard Dawkins discusses his life and musical loves with author and broadcaster Paul Blezard. OSJ will perform Dawkins’s favourite musical works. Dawkins…

  • henryneill
    07 Oct

    Henry Neill: Baritone Gemma Lois Summerfield: Soprano Andei Gocan: Conductor John Lubbock: Conductor Elgar: Elegy Vaughan Williams: Silent Noon, Sleep, Songs of Travel, Four Last songs, Linden Lea Finzi: Prelude Ireland: The Holy Boy Walton:…

  • Jan Schmolk
    08 Nov

    Jan Schmolck: Violin Frances Angell: Piano John Lubbock: Conductor Stravinsky: Suite Italienne Schumann: 3 Romances for violin and piano Arvo Part: Fratres for violin and piano Elgar: Sonata in e minor, op.82 In addition to being leader of…

  • ashmolean
    19 Nov

    OSJ Young Performers’ Ensemble from the Royal Academy of Music Mozart: Oboe Quartet Mozart: Flute Quartet Mozart: Clarinet Quintet Ticket prices: £25 Chair / £10 bring your own cushion Booking phone: 0845 680 1926 In Person: Blackwell’s…

  • Louise Wayman
    01 Dec

    Louise Wayman: Soprano Tai Oney: Counter tenor Nick Pritchard: Tenor Bozidar Smiljanic: Bass The best-loved oratorio of them all. OSJ Voices John Lubbock conductor Box Office: 020 7222 1061

  • Bozidar-Smiljanic
    07 Dec

    Hannah Davey: Soprano Ellie Edmonds: Mezzo Soprano Nick Pritchard: Tenor Bozidar Smiljanic: Bass John Lubbock: Conductor Originally written as an Easter work (in a remarkably short 24 days!) and premiered in Dublin in 1742, Handel’s greatest…

  • Tessa-Peake-Jones
    13 Dec

    Christmas Motets by Victoria, Josquin, Stravinsky, Rossini, Bruchner, Mendelssohn Includes Christmas readings by Tessa Peake-Jones OSJ Ashmolean Voices Tickets can be booked in advance online or by calling our box office on 0845 680 1926

  • Tessa-Peake-Jones
    14 Dec

    Christmas Motets by Victoria, Josquin, Stravinsky, Rossini, Bruchner, Mendelssohn Includes Christmas readings by Tessa Peake-Jones OSJ Ashmolean Voices Ticket prices: £25 Chair / £10 bring your own cushion Booking phone: 0845 680 1926 In…

  • sofialarsson
    20 Dec

    Sofia Larsson: Soprano Tai Oney: Counter tenor Nick Pritchard: Tenor The best-loved oratorio of them all. Handel Messiah, HWV 56 OSJ Voices John Lubbock conductor Box Office: 0845 680 1926

  • Tai-Oney
    22 Dec

    The best-loved oratorio of them all. Handel Messiah, HWV 56 Louise Wayman: Soprano Tai Oney: Countertenor Peter Kirk: Tenor Bozidar Smiljanic: Bass OSJ Voices John Lubbock conductor Box Office: 020 7520 1490

  • Peter Kirk
    23 Dec

    The best-loved oratorio of them all with four wonderful singers from the OSJ Young Performers Scheme. Handel Messiah, HWV 56 Louise Wayman: Soprano Tai Oney: Countertenor Peter Kirk: Tenor Bozidar Smiljanic: Bass OSJ Voices John Lubbock conductor…

  • Sophie Pullen
    31 Dec

    As well as wonderful waltzes and polkas mostly by Johann Strauss Junior, Sophie Pullen who will be singing some very well know songs from Strauss and Lehar, including arias from Strauss’ glorious operetta ‘Die Fledermaus’.…

  • dorchester
    31 Dec

    A wonderful way to celebrate the New Year with a programme of waltzes and polkas from the Strauss family. John Lubbock conductor Box Office: 0845 680 1926

  • Sophie Pullen
    31 Dec

    A programme of waltzes and polkas from the Strauss family with soprano Sophie Pullen.

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