Music for Autism

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.

Orchestra of St John's

OSJ appears in its chamber music guise at St John the Evangelist, in
Oxford. We are regular invitees to their concert series.

Image: OSJ in rehearsal at SJE.

Orchestra of St John's

Our appearances at the annual Music in the Abbey festival in Dorchester are a wonderful opportunity to work with new artists, and a great complement to our regular season concerts at the same venue.

Image: Ellie Edmonds and Sarah Williamson in concert at MITA with OSJ.

Music for Autism

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.

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.

Orchestra of St John's

OSJ's work in the community is a core part of our activity - this includes regular
projects with local school Oxford Spires Academy.

Image: Poet Kate Clanchy with students from OSA.

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forthcoming concerts

New Year’s Eve Strauss Gala at SJSS

December 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 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 songs and arias from Strauss and Lehar. Including final scene, act I of La Boheme

New Year’s Eve Strauss Gala in Dorchester Abbey

December 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Dorchester Abbey, High Street

Strauss Gala at Dorchester Abbey

7pm

Wonderful waltzes and polkas mostly by Johann Strauss Junior, plus well-known songs and arias from Strauss and Lehar. Including final scene, act I of La Boheme

Season ticket – OSJ Ashmolean Proms 2019

1st January 2019 @ 8:00 am - 1st December 2019 @ 8:00 am Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street

2019 SEASON TICKET FOR ALL EIGHT OSJ ASHMOLEAN PROMS AVAILABLE FOR £80
Tickets available via the BUY TICKETS link below.
When you purchase tickets, please do consider adding a voluntary donation to support our work in the community.

‘Displaced Voices’ in Oxford – music and poetry by children and refugees

18th January 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Somerville College, Woodstock Road

‘Displaced Voices’ concert at Somerville College, Oxford

‘Displaced Voices’ at Kings Place – music and poetry by children and refugees

19th January 2019 King’s Place, 90 York Way

Engaging with refugees, migrants and asylum seekers through hands on music-making activities while collecting stories and experiences to be set for voice and orchestra and performed by the Orchestra of St John’s. A new collaboration with Campsfield House Immigration Removal Centre and Oxford Spires Academy.

Music for Valentines Day – OSJ Ashmolean Prom

14th February 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street

A concert for Valentines Day with OSJ Ashmolean Voices

Sir Vince Cable – My Music at Wigmore Hall

28th February 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore St, Marylebone

Famous people discuss music that has meant the most to them in their lives, with OSJ playing arrangements of their choice of music live in the concert hall.

Afghan Women – traditional Afghan instruments

13th March 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Hoywell Music Room, Holywell Street

As part of our Afghan Women’s Orchestra project … a presentation and demonstration of traditional Afghan instruments and music with John Baily and Veronica Doubleday.

Afghan Womens Orchestra – two schools concerts

14th March 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm ,

As part of our Afghan Womens Orchestra project, two concerts for schools

Afghan Womens orchestra in Oxford – panel discussion at Somerville

14th March 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Somerville College, Woodstock Road

Panel discussion exploring Women music education in Afghanistan

Afghan Womens Orchestra at Harrow Arts Centre

15th March 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Harrow Arts Centre, 171 Uxbridge Road

Afghan Women’s Orchestra at Harrow Arts Centre

Afghan Women’s Orchestra in Oxford

17th March 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Sheldonian Theatre, Broad Street

Afghan Women’s Orchestra

Musicians from Kabul – side by side with OSJ players

Concert starts at 5pm

Afghan Womens Orchestra at Lancaster House

18th March 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Lancaster House, Stable Yard, St. James's

Afghan Women’s Orchestra

Musicians from Kabul – side by side with OSJ players

Admission by invitation only

Event hosted by the Foreign and Commonwealth office.

Details to follow.

Masterworks for cello and orchestra – OSJ Ashmolean Prom

20th March 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street

We are delighted to welcome Margarita Balanas, who joins us for a concert including masterworks for cello and orchestra.  She will perform Saint-Saëns’ first cello concerto – a passionate work in A minor which showcases both strength and delicacy in the solo instrument and orchestra. Combine this with Milhaud’s well-known suite for wind ensemble, and beautiful music from that master of lyricism Gabriel Fauré, and you are looking at one fantastically satisfying evening.

Stanley Johnson – My Music at Wigmore Hall

22nd March 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore St, Marylebone

Famous people discuss music that has meant the most to them in their lives, with OSJ playing arrangements of their choice of music live in the concert hall.

Baroque masterpieces – OSJ Ashmolean Prom

9th April 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street

‘Baroque masterpieces’
Jan Schmolck and Howard Moody violin and harpsichord

Stabat Mater at Dorchester Abbey

19th April 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Dorchester Abbey, High Street

Schubert Stabat Mater in F minor
Bach cantata 82 ‘Ich habe genug’
Verdi Stabat Mater

Bach Schubert and Verdi at SJE Arts

20th April 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm SJE Arts, 109A Iffley Road

Schubert Stabat Mater in F minor
Bach cantata 82 ‘Ich habe genug’
Verdi Stabat Mater

Trevor McDonald – My Music at Wigmore Hall

30th April 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore St, Marylebone

Famous people discuss music that has meant the most to them in their lives, with OSJ playing arrangements of their choice of music live in the concert hall.