Thank you

With the generous and continuing help of our wide family of supporters, through donations, private gifts, sponsorship, corporate support and trusts and foundations, OSJ has made fine music and through it brought people together for more than half a century.  Put simply, we could not do this without you.

Following the recent merger with Music for Autism, all our activities, led and inspired by John Lubbock OBE, are now under the banner of ORCHESTRA OF ST JOHN’S (Reg charity no 289106).

If you would like to find out more about becoming a sponsor of our work, please contact, in the first instance, Simon Payne on


Toby Blackwell


Music in the Abbey: Rick and Amanda Rowse
St John’s Smith Square: David and Marie-Jane Barnett
OSJ Proms: Sir Martin and Lady Smith, Ian and Caroline Laing, Bernard and Sarah Taylor
Fitzwilliam Museum: Sir Charles and Lady Chadwick-Healey


Afghanistan National Institute of Music Kabul
Arts Council England
Foreign & Commonwealth Office
Oxford Spires Academy
Oxfordshire County Music Hub
Oxford Violins
Faculty of Music, University of Oxford
Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford
Somerville College, University of Oxford
The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH)
The Big Give


Ursula van Almsick
Sir Christopher and Lady Wendy Ball
Simon and Margaret Broadbent
Jim Campbell
Emma Chamberlain OBE
Sami Cohen
Peter Cousins
Wilf and Liz Eaton
Aida Hersham
Lady Sally Horton
Robert and Caroline Jackson
Mark Loveday
Michael MacFadyen
Gilian Mawrey
Eric Payne
Mari Prichard
Richard Pullen
Jeanne and Robin Stainer
Mr and Mrs John Taylor
Alex de Winton

Trusts and Foundations

Angus LawsonTrust
Awdry Trust
Bartlett Taylor Charitable Trust
Batchworth Trust
Bonham-Carter Trust
Cecil Pilkington Charitable Trust
David Solomons Trust
Derrill Allat Foundation
Doris Field Foundation
Gerald Palmer Ealing Trust
Greys Charitable Trust
Hedley Foundation
Helianthus Trust
Hilary Awrdry Trust
John S Cohen Foundation
Leche Trust
Local Sustainability Fund
Oxford Heath Charity Trust
Oxford City
Ormonde charitable trust
Peter Baker Foundation
PF Charitable Trust
ESG Robinson Charitable Trust
Shanley Foundation
Stanton Ballard Trust
Stephen Bloch Image of Disability Trust
St Michael’s Northgate
The Miss Lawrence Trust
The Reed Foundation
The Sandra Charitable Trust
The Tolkien Trust
VWHDC New Homes Fund
Walter Guinness Trust

Citi Bank

Oxford Community Foundation Step-change Fund
Oxlep eScalate and Kickstart grants
Cooperative Society Fund, Waitrose Community Fund, Tesco Community Fund

Support OSJ

You can support all aspects of the work of OSJ by donating to us via the Charities Aid Foundation. Please click on the DONATE button in the page footer.

To become a sponsor of our work, please contact

Book concerts

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Forthcoming Concerts
  1. Songs and Strings. 6pm and 8pm.

    May 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. When Waters Speak – valuing water through science and art

    May 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  3. Dvorak and Wolf Ferrari. 6pm and 8pm.

    May 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Violin and Voices. 6pm and 8pm.

    June 5 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Finzi and Copland. 6pm and 8pm.

    June 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

From our online shop

Book concerts

Forthcoming concerts

How to support OSJ

You can support all aspects of the work of OSJ by donating to us via the Charities Aid Foundation. Please click on the DONATE button in the page footer.

Why an orchestra must work in the community

John Lubbock recorded at the Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

Workshop videos

Available online for SEN schools