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.


  • Francesca Saracino
    07 May

    Barber: Adagio for Strings Op11 Respighi: Il Tramonto (The Sunset): Lyric poem for mezzo-soprano and string quartet (1914) Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings in C Major Op 48 Mezzo soprano Francesca Saracino

  • ashmolean
    12 May

    Madrigals and Folksongs Magridals by Bennet, Farmer, Gibbons, Morley and Wilbye Locke: Incidental music to The Tempest Tippett Five negro spirituals Bartok Rumanian Dances Vaughan Williams Five English Folksongs OSJ Ashmolean Voices String…

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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…

  • osjvoices
    15 Sep

    The OSJ Voices accompanied by the Orchestra of St John’s,  directed by John Lubbock.  

  • Barbican String Quartet
    04 Oct

    Barbican String quartet from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama OSJ Ashmolean Voices Amarins Wierdsma: violin Ionel Manciu: violin Christoph Slenczka: viola Yoanna Prodanova: cello Ravel: Trois Chansons Ravel: String Quartet Debussy: Trois…

  • Maki Sekiya
    17 Nov

    Maki Sekiya: Piano Tchaikovsky movements from the Nutcracker Suite Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition orchestrated by John Lubbock for piano and ensemble Ticket prices: £25 Chair / £10 bring your own cushion (£20 / £8 with Conductor’s…

  • Jan Schmolck
    21 Nov

    Jan Schmolck plays Vivaldi and Piazzolla

  • ashmolean
    13 Dec

    OSJ Ashmolean Voices John Lubbock: Conductor Christmas Carols 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…

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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