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

OSJ Ashmolean Proms – February ‘Relaxed’ concert

February 14 @ 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 Proms – Music for Valentine’s Day

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

Music for Valentines Day

My Music at SJSS – Sir Trevor McDonald

February 21 @ 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

March 13 @ 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

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

Music from Italy
Puccini Crisantemi
Respighi Il Tramonto
Vivaldi Seasons

Bach and Faure – Good Friday 2018 – Dorchester Abbey

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

Bach Cantata 32
Faure Requiem
Six unaccompanied motets on the Lord’s Prayer
Orchestra of St John’s
Conductor John Lubbock

OSJ Ashmolean Proms – My Music with Sir Martin Smith

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

Famous people discuss music that has meant the most to them in their lives. OSJ plays their choice of pieces. Sir Martin Smith investment banker is interviewed by Donald Macleod (Writer and Presenter, Composer of the Week, BBC Radio 3) about his life and musical influences.

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

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

Robert and Caroline Jackson host a Russian evening at New House, Hanney

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

Bach and Handel at Dorchester

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

Handel Zadok the Priest
Handel Messiah final chorus and Halleluia chorus
Let the bright Seraphim
Bach Brandenburg 2