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

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

My Music at SJSS – William Hague

April 25 @ 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. Lord Hague Conservative politician is interviewed by Paul Blezard about his life and musical influences.

OSJ Ashmolean Prom – Music from Russia

May 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street

Music from Russia

Martin Randall Travel – English Rhapsody

May 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Pittville Pump Room, E Approach Drive

‘English Rhapsody’

A Russian evening at New House in aid of OSJ

May 26 @ 6:00 am - 9:00 pm New House, New House

Robert and Caroline Jackson host a Russian evening at New House, Southmoor as a fundraiser for Orchestra of St John’s

My Music at SJSS – Jeffrey Archer

May 30 @ 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. Lord Archer Author and  politician is interviewed by Paul Blezard about his life and musical influences.

OSJ Ashmolean Prom – Music from Spain

June 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street

Music from Spain

Sheku Kanneh-Mason plays Tchaikovsky at Dorchester

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

Join us at Dorchester Abbey to hear BBC Young Musician of the Year 2016 Winner Sheku Kanneh-Mason perform Tchaikovsky’s stunning Rococo Variations, accompanied by Orchestra of St John’s.  Mendelssohn’s evocative Hebrides Overture and the exhilarating Italian Symphony complete this beautiful programme – perfect for a late summer evening.

Piano and strings at SJE Arts

September 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm SJE Arts, 109A Iffley Road

Arensky Variations
Mozart Piano Concerto No 12 in A major K414
Finzi Eclogue
Tchaikovsky Serenade

OSJ Ashmolean Proms – October ‘relaxed’ concert

October 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street

Performers from the evening concert will give a ‘relaxed’ concert for people with disabilities, at 12 noon in the galleries of the Ashmolean Museum, before the February and October 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 – Music from Czechoslovakia

October 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street

Music from Czechoslovakia

Handel and Bach at Dorchester

October 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Dorchester Abbey, High Street

Handel Zadok the Priest
Handel Messiah final chorus and Halleluia chorus
Bach Brandenburg 2
Let the bright seraphim
OSJ Voices
Orchestra of St John’s, John Lubbock

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.
This is part of the Buddy scheme where students with disabilities get a helping hand from their friends.

OSJ oratorio series – Faure Requiem in Chester Cathedral

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

The choir of Chester Cathedral and the Orchestra of St John come together to bring you the first in the new OSJ Oratorio series:

OSJ Ashmolean Prom – ‘Variations’

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

‘Variations’

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

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

Christmas Carols