A richly varied programme of concerts, both orchestral and choral, in Oxford, at Dorchester Abbey and at Wigmore Hall in London.

Mucisians and Participants during the Session:" Closing Performance" at the Annual Meeting 2017 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, January 20, 2017.

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Our Connections programme brings together the wide range of social and community engagement work that we do. For over fifty years, this has been a key part of the OSJ’s ethos and work.

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Music for Autism

A cornerstone of Connections, our Music for Autism programme has been running continuously for over 20 years. OSJ’s musicians spend around 70 days a year in special schools, both locally and nationally, playing to and engaging with children and young people with autism.

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Young Artists Scheme

 Fostering talented young singers and instrumentalists in the early stages of their professional careers and inviting them to perform alongside OSJ’s established musicians.

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13 March 2021
Dorchester Abbey

One of Bach’s most celebrated works, St Matthew Passion has awed audiences since its premiere in the early C18th. OSJ Oxford Voices perform Bach’s masterpiece in the stunning setting of Dorchester Abbey.

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OSJ Oxford Voices
John Lubbock conductor

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£15 – £20
14 March 2021
SJE Arts

Pergolesi’s emotive Stabat Mater transports the listener from pain to redemption, led by two solo female voices. Lauded by Rousseau as ‘perfect and touching’, join OSJ Strings at SJE Arts for a reflective performance of this divine baroque work.

OSJ strings
John Lubbock conductor

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02 April 2021
Dorchester Abbey

We’ll be celebrating Good Friday with gorgeous Easter motets by Messaien, Arnesen, and Molfino, Duruflé’s sparkling Requiem, and uplifting movements from Bach’s cello suite in C Major.

OSJ Oxford Voices
Garwyn Linnell cello
Howard Moody organ
Ellie Edmonds soprano

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08 May 2021
Dorchester Abbey

Schumann’s haunting Dichterliebe is one of classical music’s greatest works. Award-winning baritone Julien van Mellaerts joins OSJ Oxford Voices to perform this monumental work alongside Lizst’s beautiful Ave Maria and die Seligkeiten.

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OSJ Oxford Voices
John Lubbock conductor

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2020 season video

A short film about our 2020 season

Songs for the Special School

Our wonderful Music for Autism team has put together a cheery set of songs to help youngsters and SEN pupils engage with music. They’re bound to put a smile on your face! The team has been sharing them with SEN…

BBC South interview on Music for Autism

“The world-class conductor and some of his musicians visit special schools to play for children with Autism to astonishing effect” CLICK HERE for interview on BBC South

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Musical Hugs for NHS staff:  Vaughan Williams ‘Carol’ with Rachel Byrt and Silas Wollston

OSJ Music for Autism online Workshops

Jan Schmolck plays Bach in Dorchester Abbey

Handel Messiah

OSJ Music for Autism Early Years Workshops

John Lubbock on ‘The Home Key’

Forthcoming Concerts
  1. St Matthew Passion. 6pm. Postponed

    March 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  2. Stabat Mater. 6pm and 8pm. Postponed

    March 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Easter concert. 6pm and 8pm. Postponed

    April 2 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Choral concert. 6pm and 8pm. Postponed

    May 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Songs and Strings. 6pm and 8pm. Pre-booking essential

    May 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Why an orchestra must work in the community

John Lubbock recorded at the Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

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Available online for SEN schools