Concerts

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

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Connections

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.

Concerts
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  • Online
  • SJE Arts
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22 May 2021
Dorchester Abbey

Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll was composed to celebrate the birth of his first son, Siegfried. We’ll perform this joyous work alongside Glazunov’s evocative Intermezzo Romantico, Coleridge-Taylor’s lively Danse nègre, and Fauré’s Four Songs, sung by the arresting Ilona Domnich.

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28 May 2021
Online

What is the role of the arts in raising awareness about the growing water crisis. That's what our Associate Conductor Cayenna Ponchione will discuss with scientists from UNESCO and the University of Oxford, alongside a screening of our latest commission from pecq, 'Reaching Water', set to gorgeous filmography by Harrison Ross.

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29 May 2021
SJE Arts

Dvořák’s Symphonic Variations feature soaring strings, delicate winds, and a kaleidoscope of Czech colour. We’ll perform this exhilarating work alongside a hidden gem, Wolf-Ferrari’s Chamber Symphony.

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05 June 2021
Dorchester Abbey

OSJ Oxford Voices will perform some of English choral music’s greatest works, from Tallis to renowned film composer Harry Escott, alongside a choral arrangement of Vaughan Williams’ sublime Lark Ascending with international violinist Jan Schmolck

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Forthcoming Concerts
  1. Songs and Strings. 6pm and 8pm.

    May 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. When Waters Speak – valuing water through science and art

    May 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  3. Dvorak and Wolf Ferrari. 6pm and 8pm.

    May 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Violin and Voices. 6pm and 8pm.

    June 5 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Finzi and Copland. 6pm and 8pm.

    June 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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