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

Schools Prom at the Royal Albert Hall

November 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Royal Albert Hall, Kensington

John Lubbock will be training 60 instrumentalists from the Oxfordshire Music Service to take part in the 2018 Schools Prom at the Royal Albert Hall.

A Concert of Remembrance: Faure Requiem in Chester Cathedral

November 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Chester Cathedral, St Werburgh St

Chester Cathedral choir and OSJ? It must be the opener of our new Oratorio series.

OSJ Ashmolean Proms – November ‘relaxed’ concert

November 14 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street

Performers from the evening concert will give a ‘relaxed’ concert for people with disabilities, at 11.30am in the galleries of the Ashmolean Museum, before the February and November 2018  Ashmolean Prom concerts. All welcome.  No tickets required.
Booking through the Ashmolean Education team:
E education.service@ashmus.ox.ac.uk
T 01865 278015

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

Barber Adagio for Strings
Toby Young Doves of Damascus (Text by Ftoun Abou Kerech)
Sadie Harrison My Hazara People (Text by Shukria Rezaei)
Oxford Spires Academy students
Shostakovich Chamber Symphony for Strings in C minor Op 110a

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.

Masterworks for cello and orchestra – OSJ Ashmolean Prom

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

Masterworks for cello and orchestra

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.