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

OSJ Ashmolean Proms – Mozart and Grieg

October 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street

Mozart concert aria Misero! O sogno … Aura, che intorno spiri, Grieg 6 songs Op 48. Plus Mozart Eine Kleine Nachtmusik  and the famous Grieg Holberg suite for strings. Wagner Moreira tenor Brazilian tenor Wagner Moreira who sung at Britten-Pears YAP at Easter 2015 has just been offered a full scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music. Orchestra of St John’s, John

My Music at SJSS – Timothy West

October 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm St John’s Smith Square, St John's Smith Square

Elgar Sospiri Haydn Symphony 94 in G maj. Finale: Allegro di molto Mendelssohn Nocturne (Midsummer Night’s Dream) Mozart ‘Ruhe sanft mein holdes Leben’ (Zaide) Mozart Bassoon Concerto KV191, Rondo Beethoven Bagatelle Op.126, Andante con moto Lord Berners  Polka Sullivan ‘Kind Sir, you cannot have the heart’ (The Gondoliers) Gene de Paul/Pat Johnston/Don Raye (arr. George Shearing) ‘I’ll RememberApril’ Famous people

OSJ Ashmolean Proms – Mahler and Mendelssohn

November 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street

Mendelssohn Song without words Mahler Kindertotenlieder Mahler 9 fourth movement OSJ Francesca Saracino soprano John Lubbock conductor Tickets available via the BOOK TICKETS link below, or by telephone/in person from Oxford Playhouse, Beaumont Street, Oxford Tel 01865 305305 Prices shown on this OSJ website automatically include the 20% discount which comes with membership of our Conductor’s Circle.

My Music at SJSS – Nicholas Parsons

November 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm St John’s Smith Square, St John's Smith Square

Oscar Peterson Night train Chopin Minute waltz Ella Fitzgerald It was one of those things Vivaldi Four seasons Gershwin Summertime Tchaikovsky Nutracker two movts Shostakovich Piano concerto no 2 slow movt Sondheim  Children will listen Rimsky Korsakov Flight of the bumble bee Nat King Cole Unforgettable Famous people discuss music that has meant the most to them in their lives.

Handel’s Messiah at SJSS

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 Hannah Davey soprano Roderick Morris counter tenor Christopher Turner tenor Julien van Mellaerts baritone OSJ Voices Orchestra of St John’s John Lubbock conductor Tickets available from St John’s Smith Square box office.

Handel’s Messiah at Dorchester Abbey

December 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Dorchester Abbey, High Street

Handel’s Messiah in its original scoring Hannah Davey soprano Roderick Morris counter tenor Christopher Turner tenor Julien van Mellaerts baritone OSJ Voices Orchestra of St John’s John Lubbock conductor Tickets available via the BOOK TICKETS link below, or by telephone/in person from Oxford Playhouse, Beaumont Street, Oxford Tel 01865 305305 Prices shown on this OSJ website automatically include the 20% discount which comes with

Handel’s Messiah at SJE Arts

December 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm SJE Arts, 109A Iffley Road

Handel’s Messiah in its original scoring Hannah Davey soprano Roderick Morris counter tenor Christopher Turner tenor Julien van Mellaerts baritone OSJ Oxford Voices Orchestra of St John’s John Lubbock conductor Tickets available via the BOOK TICKETS link below, or by telephone/in person from Oxford Playhouse, Beaumont Street, Oxford Tel 01865 305305 Members of our ‘Conductors Circle’ mailing list can enter the discount code to

OSJ Proms at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

December 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Fitzwilliam Museum, Trumpington Street

OSJ is delighted to announce a new series of Proms, at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge Corelli Christmas concerto Arias from Messiah Bach violin concerto A major Pastoral symphony, Messiah Carols for soprano and strings Bach violin concerto in E major Tickets available from Fitzwilliam Museum

OSJ Carols at Dorchester Abbey

December 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Dorchester Abbey, High Street

A choice selection of Christmas music OSJ Ashmolean Voices John Lubbock conductor Tickets available via the BOOK TICKETS link below, or by telephone/in person from Oxford Playhouse, Beaumont Street, Oxford Tel 01865 305305 Prices shown on this OSJ website automatically include the 20% discount which comes with membership of our Conductor’s Circle.

OSJ Ashmolean Proms – Carols

December 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street

A choice selection of Christmas music OSJ Ashmolean Voices John Lubbock conductor Tickets available via the BOOK TICKETS link below, or by telephone/in person from Oxford Playhouse, Beaumont Street, Oxford Tel 01865 305305 Prices shown on this OSJ website automatically include the 20% discount which comes with membership of our Conductor’s Circle.

Strauss Gala at St John’s Smith Square

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 Mathilde Milwidsky violin Orchestra of St John’s John Lubbock conductor Tickets available from St John’s Smith Square box office.

Strauss Gala at Dorchester Abbey

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

Strauss Gala at Dorchester Abbey, 7pm Wonderful waltzes and polkas mostly by Johann Strauss Junior. Plus well-known tunes from Strauss and Lehar, ‘Turkish movement’ from the Mozart 5th violin concerto, and Kreisler violin favourites with brilliant young violinist Mathilde Milwidsky Orchestra of St John’s John Lubbock conductor Tickets available via the BOOK TICKETS link below, or by telephone/in person from Oxford Playhouse,

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“The orchestration of the melodies is very convincing and beautifully sung and the Requiem a divine understated performance which I shall treasure.” Peter Schofield

“A producer friend who does not usually hype his own work asked me to listen to a recent release. It’s a set of Fauré’s Requiem, preceded by eight Fauré songs that were orchestrated for the occasion by the conductor John Lubbock.
So I listened.
And was overwhelmed.
Sit back, listen and be ravished.”
Norman Lebrecht

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February to December 2016 programme

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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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