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

OSJ Ashmolean Prom – ‘Variations’

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

Variation / avian trio / aria to vin – our Prom themed around variations covers Brahms riffing on Haydn, Beethoven’s extrapolations from Mozart’s Magic Flute rearranged for wind trio, and Reger’s musings on Mozart’s Piano Sonata in A, K. 331.

The Big Give on-line matched funding 27 Nov to 4 Dec. One donation, twice the impact.

November 27 @ 12:00 pm - December 4 @ 12:00 pm ,

We’re very excited to let you know that Orchestra of St John’s has been selected to participate in the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2018, the UK’s largest match funding campaign.

Galway plays Mozart at Dorchester

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

We are thrilled to present our 50th Anniversary Concert with a very special Friday night concert, blending new and classical music in one of our favourite venues: Dorchester Abbey.

Handel Messiah at St John’s Smith Square

December 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm St John’s Smith Square, St John's Smith Square

Handels Messiah in the exciting new orchestration for wind by John Lubbock
OSJ Voices
Orchestra of St John’s
John Lubbock conductor

Carols at Dorchester in association with Clear Sky

December 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Dorchester Abbey, High Street

Popular Carols

OSJ Ashmolean Proms – Christmas Carols

December 9 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street

Popular Carols

Handel Messiah at Dorchester Abbey

December 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Dorchester Abbey, High Street

Handels Messiah in the exciting new orchestration for wind by John Lubbock
OSJ Voices
Orchestra of St John’s
John Lubbock conductor

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

Somerville Panel Discussion open to the public
Participants: This panel will include Dr Sarmast of the Kabul Institute of Music and members of the Afghan Womens Orchestra as well as other academics and public officials
There will be a short demonstration performance (5-10’)
Flora Anderson Hall at Somerville College, Oxford

Afghan Womens Orchestra at Harrow Arts Centre

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

Afghan Womens 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