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

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
Catherine Hopper mezzo
John Findon tenor
Christian Valle bass-baritone
OSJ Voices
Orchestra of St John’s
John Lubbock conductor

Handel Messiah 2017 – Dorchester Abbey

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

Handel’s Messiah in its original scoring

Christmas Carols at Fawley Court

December 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Fawley court,

‘Ave Maria’ by Byrd,  Bruckner, Mendelssohn, Rachmaninov, Victoria, Verdi, Saint Saens, Holst and  Lauridsen.   Interspersed with Christmas carols
OSJ Ashmolean Voices conducted by John Lubbock at Fawley Court, near Henley
“A thoroughly modern 200 seat concert hall”
A QUINTESSENTIALLY BRITISH STATELY HOME DESIGNED BY SIR CHRISTOPHER WREN AND LANDSCAPED BY CAPABILITY BROWN
Conductor John Lubbock

OSJ Ashmolean Proms – Christmas Carols and more

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

‘Ave Maria’ by Byrd,  Bruckner, Mendelssohn, Rachmaninov, Victoria, Verdi, Saint Saens, Holst and  Lauridsen.   Interspersed with Christmas carols
OSJ Ashmolean Voices conducted by John Lubbock

‘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.

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.

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.

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.

Season Ticket for OSJ Ashmolean Proms 2018

14th February 2018 @ 8:00 am - 22nd January 2019 @ 5:00 pm Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street

2018 SEASON TICKET FOR ALL EIGHT OSJ ASHMOLEAN PROMS  AVAILABLE FOR £80

OSJ Ashmolean Proms – Music for Valentine’s Day

14th February 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street

Music for Valentines Day

My Music at SJSS – Sir Trevor McDonald

21st February 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm St John’s Smith Square, St John's Smith Square

Famous people discuss music that has meant the most to them in their lives. OSJ plays their choice of pieces. Sir Trevor McDonald journalist is interviewed by Paul Blezard about his life and musical influences.

My Music at SJSS – Sir Simon Jenkins

13th March 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm St John’s Smith Square, St John's Smith Square

Famous people discuss music that has meant the most to them in their lives. OSJ plays their choice of pieces. Sir Simon Jenkins journalist is interviewed by Paul Blezard about his life and musical influences.

OSJ Ashmolean Proms – Music from Italy

14th March 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street

Music from Italy
Puccini Crisantemi
Respighi Il Tramonto
Vivaldi Seasons

Good Friday 2018 – Dorchester Abbey

30th March 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Dorchester Abbey, High Street

Bach Cantata 32
Faure Requiem
Orchestra of St John’s
Conductor John Lubbock

OSJ Ashmolean Proms – My Music with Sir Martin Smith

10th April 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street

Sir Martin Smith My Music

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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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Concert List 2018

Ashmolean Concerts Feb – May 2018

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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