OSJ Proms at SJE Arts
In 2021, during lockdown 3, the OSJ Proms series moved to SJE Arts. We were sorry to leave the Ashmolean Museum, their home for six years.
SJE is a larger venue and can more easily accommodate socially distanced audiences.
About SJE church and St Stephen’s House
The Grade I listed church of St John the Evangelist was designed by Victorian architect George Frederick Bodley as a place of worship for an Anglican religious order, the Society of St John the Evangelist.
St Stephen’s House is an Anglo-Catholic theological college and Permanent Private Hall of the University of Oxford.
Plain chant was an important part of worship and the design and simplicity of decoration of the church reflects this need with a superb acoustic. Especially good for choral, the space works well for almost every kind of performance with the exception of heavy drumming.
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Concerts at SJE Arts
- Dorchester Abbey
- New House
- SJE Arts
Dvořák’s Symphonic Variations feature soaring strings, delicate winds, and a kaleidoscope of Czech colour. We’ll perform this exhilarating work alongside a hidden gem, Wolf-Ferrari’s Chamber Symphony.Find out more »
See in the summer with Copland’s glorious Appalachian Spring! The wonderful Maki Sekiya will join the orchestra to perform Finzi’s sunny Eclogue. Plus Florence Price’s Adoration in an arrangement for strings, and Peter Warlock's 'An old song'Find out more »
SCHUBERT Drei Klavierstücke D946
LISZT Transcendental Etudes, No11 in D flat (Harmonies du Soir)
BEETHOVEN Piano Sonata in F minor, No 23 Op 57 "Appassionata"
Composed in memory of the Fauré's father and performed at the composer's own funeral, Fauré’s gorgeous Requiem speaks of a better world beyond this one. Its uplifting melodies and serene character will be performed alongside Brahms' beautiful, ethereal Songs for Female Voices, Horns and Harp.Find out more »
Featuring the extraordinary live cinematic premieres of OSJ’s newest commissions, Journey, Earth Flow, and Reaching Water, alongside gorgeous music by some of the finest composers of film music: Arvo Pärt, Dimitri Shostakovich and John Williams.Find out more »