"Lives changed by the moving power of music"
World-class concerts in Oxford, Dorchester and London
Our Young Professionals scheme supports emerging artists
Our musicians play for children in special educational needs schools
We have a long-term relationship with the Institute of Music in Afghanistan
'My Music' distinguished personalities talk about their lives, in the concert hall
Collaborative projects for children from migrant, refugee and underprivileged backgrounds
Our Latest News

New release – Steve and Jo’s Music for Autism online workshops

Steve Harper and Jo May have produced ten new Music for Autism online videos. The workshops are aimed at students attending Special Schools, predominantly middle ability; however we hope that there will be something for everyone! We also hope that…

Gustav Clarkson

John Lubbock writes: It is with the greatest sadness that we have to announce the death of Gustav Clarkson the principal viola of OSJ. Gustav played for us for many many years and was a wonderful friend and an absolute…

‘OSJ Unlocked’ Fundraising concert from New House premieres on YouTube Sunday 26 July 6pm

Robert and Caroline Jackson are our hosts for this concert from New House. Due to the Covid-19 lockdown, we cannot have an audience but we invite you to listen online. It will be premiered on our OSJ YouTube channel on Sunday…

OSJ recording of Handel’s Messiah

See ‘Ox In A Box‘ article on John Lubbock’s reorchestration of Handel’s Messiah. The Orchestra of St John’s takes to YouTube with unique version of Messiah Listen on our YouTube channel HERE You can buy a copy of our Messiah…

We hope to bring you these concerts We will confirm as soon as we can
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  • Ashmolean Museum
  • Dorchester Abbey
  • Wigmore
06 October 2020
Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street
Oxford, OX1 2PH
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Jan Schmolck violin, Frances Angell piano JS Bach: Partita in D minor for Solo Violin (complete) Debussy: Sonata for violin and piano Frank: Sonata for violin and piano   Tickets available from links below When you purchase tickets, we politely...

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15 October 2020
Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore St, Marylebone
London, W1U 2BP
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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. Revd Jonathan Aitken, Curate at HMP Pentonville, former Cabinet minister, is interviewed...

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17 October 2020
Dorchester Abbey, High Street
Dorchester, OX10 7HH
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Unaccompanied Stanford motets Elgar cello concerto Elgar Enigma Variations Margarita Balanas cello OSJ Ashmolean Voices Plus, Cayenna Ponchione conducts a piece from Journey: Bridging Cultures through Music, a project in collaboration with Oxford Spires Academy, which brings together young asylum...

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10 November 2020
Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street
Oxford, OX1 2PH
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John Lubbock conducts Orchestra of St John's String ensemble Featuring arrangements by Jeremy Lubbock Barber Adagio Jeremy Lubbock Hush my soul Walton Death of Henry V Jeremy Lubbock Prelude Walton Touch her soft lips and part Jeremy Lubbock How shall...

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Forthcoming Concerts
  1. OSJ Ashmolean Prom – Jan Schmolck violin Frances Angell piano

    October 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  2. Revd Jonathan Aitken – My Music at Wigmore Hall

    October 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  3. Music in the Abbey – October 2020

    October 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  4. OSJ Ashmolean Prom – Music for strings

    November 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  5. John Simpson – My Music at Wigmore Hall

    November 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm