OSJ Proms at SJE Arts

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

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14 March 2021
SJE Arts

Pergolesi’s emotive Stabat Mater transports the listener from pain to redemption, led by two solo female voices. Lauded by Rousseau as ‘perfect and touching’, join OSJ Strings at SJE Arts for a reflective performance of this divine baroque work.

OSJ strings
John Lubbock conductor

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29 May 2021
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.

Orchestra of St John’s
John Lubbock conductor

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13 June 2021
SJE Arts

See in the summer with Copland’s glorious Appalachian Spring! The wonderful Maki Sekiya will join the orchestra to perform Finzi’s sunny Eclogue and Florence Price’s too often overlooked piano work, Adoration.

Maki Sekiya piano
Orchestra of St John’s
John Lubbock conductor

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26 June 2021
SJE Arts

Alina Ibragimova and Cédric Tiberghien

Mozart Violin Sonata K305
Cage Six Melodies
Prokofiev Violin Sonata No2

Mozart Violin Sonata K378
Mendelssohn Violin Sonata in F major

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Forthcoming Concerts
  1. St Matthew Passion. 6pm. Postponed

    March 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  2. Stabat Mater. 6pm and 8pm. Postponed

    March 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Easter concert. 6pm and 8pm. Postponed

    April 2 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Choral concert. 6pm and 8pm. Postponed

    May 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Songs and Strings. 6pm and 8pm. Pre-booking essential

    May 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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