Orchestra of St. John's

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

Carmina Burana – Dorchester Abbey

September 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Dorchester Abbey, High Street

Carl Orff Carmina Burana (conductor John Lubbock) Brahms Liebeslieder Walzer nos 1-10, 16 (conductor Jeremy Jackman) Schumann Liederspiel nos 1-5, 9 OSJ Voices, Malcolm Arnold Academy choir Ilona Domnich soprano, John Finden tenor, Jake Muffett bass Charlotte Tetley soprano Howard Moody, Catherine Edwards piano with massed percussion John Lubbock conductor Tickets available via the BOOK TICKETS link below. Prices shown on this OSJ website

OSJ Ashmolean Proms – JS Bach for violin and harpsichord

October 3 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street

JS Bach with Jan Schmolck violin, Howard Moody harpsichord Sonata in A major for violin and harpsichord Harpsichord Improvisation with the Chaconne from Partita 2 in d minor for solo violin Harpsichord Improvisations with Praeludio, Loure and Gigue from Partita 3 in E major for solo violin Sonata in E major for violin and harpsichord Also available – discounted SEASON

Beethoven and Bruch – Dorchester Abbey

October 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Dorchester Abbey, High Street

Beethoven Eroica symphony, Bruch violin concerto Jan Schmolck violin soloist Orchestra of St John’s John Lubbock conductor Tickets available via the BOOK TICKETS link below. Prices shown on this OSJ website automatically include the 20% discount which comes with membership of our Conductor’s Circle.

OSJ Ashmolean Proms – November music for autism event

November 14 @ 12:00 am - 1:00 pm Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street

A string quartet (performers from the evening concert) will give a relaxed concert for people with disabilities, at 12 noon in the Headley Lecture Theatre of the Ashmolean Museum, before the March, June and November Ashmolean Prom concerts. All welcome.  No tickets required. Booking through the Ashmolean Education team: E education.service@ashmus.ox.ac.uk T 01865 278015

OSJ Ashmolean Proms – Mozart Brahms Schubert

November 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street

Chamber music masterpieces with Royal Academy of Music prizewinning students Brahms sextet in B flat (Behn Quartet plus Dominika Rembowska and Annabelle Oomens) Mozart viola quintet in g minor (Behn Quartet plus Dominica Rembowska) Schubert Quartetsatz (Kirkman Quartet) Tickets available via the BOOK TICKETS link below. Prices shown on this OSJ website automatically include the 20% discount which comes with membership of our Conductor’s Circle.

Newark Music Club

November 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Palace Theatre, Newark, Appleton Gate

Newark Music Club Tchaikovsky Nutcracker suite Mussorgsky Pictures at an exhibition Faure Dolly suite (movements) Mily Balakirev “Islamey”: Oriental Fantasy Bizet L’Arlesienne Orchestra of St John’s, John Lubbock conductor Tickets available from Newark Music Club

Handels Messiah 2017 at St John’s Smith Square

December 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm St John’s Smith Square, St John's Smith Square

Handel’s Messiah in its original scoring Eline Vandenheede soprano Tai Oney counter tenor John Findon tenor Christian Valle bass-baritone OSJ Voices Orchestra of St John’s John Lubbock conductor Tickets £26, £20, £15, £10 available from St John’s Smith Square Box Office tel: 020 7222 1061 email: boxoffice@sjss.org.uk website: http://www.sjs.org.uk

Handel Messiah 2017 – Dorchester Abbey

December 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Dorchester Abbey, High Street

Handel’s Messiah in its original scoring Eline Vandenheede soprano Tai Oney counter tenor John Findon tenor Christian Valle bass baritone OSJ Voices Orchestra of St John’s John Lubbock conductor Tickets available via the BOOK TICKETS link below. Prices shown on this OSJ website automatically include the 20% discount which comes with membership of our Conductor’s Circle

OSJ Ashmolean Proms – Christmas Carols and more

December 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street

Christmas Carols with the OSJ Ashmolean Voices Also available – discounted season ticket for all eight 2017 Proms @ £80. Buy here Prices shown on this OSJ website automatically include the 20% discount which comes with membership of our Conductor’s Circle.

‘Christmas Carols Plus’ 2017 at Dorchester Abbey

December 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Dorchester Abbey, High Street

‘Christmas Carols Plus’ with The Ex Swingle Singers, conducted by John Lubbock. Guest appearance by the Shillingford & Warborough community choir, conducted by Christine Cairns. Tickets available via the BOOK TICKETS link below. Prices shown on this OSJ website automatically include the 20% discount which comes with membership of our Conductor’s Circle.

Paravicini jazz quartet at the Beacon, Wantage

December 14 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm Beacon, Portway

Derek Paravicini Jazz Quartet. An evening of jazz standards. Derek Paravicini piano, Hannah Davey vocals, Ben Holder violin, Ollie Howell drums The Derek Paravicini Quartet is the new must-hear group, currently wowing audiences all over the UK, following their successful debut on the BBC’s ‘In Tune’ programme. Four stunningly talented young musicians combine to create a unique sound, portraying a

Strauss Gala 2017 at SJSS 2pm

December 31 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm St John’s Smith Square, St John's Smith Square

Strauss Gala at St John’s Smith Square, 2pm Wonderful waltzes and polkas mostly by Johann Strauss Junior. Plus well-known tunes from Strauss and Lehar. SJSS at 2pm. Orchestra of St John’s. John Lubbock conductor. Christopher Turner tenor soloist Emperor Waltz Fata Morgana Polka-Mazurka Albion-Polka Mein Herr Marquis Adele’s Laughing Song from Die Fledermaus Furioso-Polka (quasi Galopp) Wiener Blut (Vienna Blood)

Strauss Gala 2017 – Dorchester Abbey 7pm

December 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Dorchester Abbey, High Street

Wonderful waltzes and polkas mostly by Johann Strauss Junior. Plus well-known tunes from Strauss and Lehar.  Dorchester Abbey at 7pm. Orchestra of St John’s. John Lubbock conductor. Christopher Turner tenor soloist Emperor Waltz Fata Morgana Polka-Mazurka Albion-Polka Mein Herr Marquis Adele’s Laughing Song from Die Fledermaus Furioso-Polka (quasi Galopp) Wiener Blut (Vienna Blood) Waltz Franz Lehár arr Franz Mahl: The Song

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Featured CD from our online shop

messiahcd

Price £15.00 for DVD or double CD   BUY NOW
This is a beautiful recording of Handel’s Messiah in a re-orchestration by John Lubbock for Wind Orchestra, Soloists and Choir. Performed by OSJ at St John’s Smith Square in London on 5th March 2016.
Available as DVD or double CD, it features Nardus Williams (soprano), Roderic Morris (countertenor), Christopher Turner (tenor), Bozidar Smiljanic (bass) and OSJ Voices with Jeremy Jackman (chorus master), John Lubbock (conductor).

 

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Concerts leaflet 2017
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Ashmolean Concerts February to June 2017

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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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