Peter Cousins (Chairman)

Peter is a former Managing Director for Lloyds Banking Group.

Sami Cohen

… recently retired after many years as the Principal of an independent school in Oxford where he was always keen to support the development of the school’s provision in music, drama and the arts. Joined OSJ’s Board of Trustees in …., drawn by the Orchestra’s ethos, its approach to music-making and to people, and the bold and inspiring work that it does, as part of its Connections programme, to reach and engage with a broad and diverse range of audiences.

Emma Chamberlain OBE

Emma is a barrister and Visiting Professor of Law at Oxford University and LSE. She writes and lectures on tax and has been involved in various tax policy initiatives.

Emma is a keen cellist. She is particularly interested in encouraging young people from all backgrounds to have access to chamber music and in developing music projects within the wider community.

Michele Smith

“My career has largely involved administration and finance, most recently as bursar of an Oxford College. Over the last ten years I have developed the concert venue SJE Arts and came across John Lubbock and the OSJ and was totally taken by the sheer quality and musicality of the performances they gave. While I can’t play an instrument nor can I sing, music is extremely important to me. I joined the board as Trustee in 2019.”

Dr Wilf Eaton

“I have spent most of my business career as a marketing specialist and chief executive in the technology industry, working in large companies and starting up new businesses.  At the same time, I have been involved in the voluntary sector primarily supporting disadvantaged children and been an enthusiastic amateur musician.  I was attracted to OSJ by John Lubbock, his amazing musicians and their wonderful music but also by OSJ’s 50 year record of developing new musical talent and inspiring diverse and disadvantaged young people through its exciting community projects.   I have been a member of the OSJ Board since 2011 helping to market the orchestra and promote its musical events.”

Jane Carr

A retired doctor and enthusiastic amateur musician, joined the OSJ as a Trustee in 2019.

“I have great respect for the excellent musicianship within the OSJ and support the work the orchestra and John Lubbock do to make this accessible to as many people as possible.

Currently I am reviewing Equality, Diversity and Inclusion within the OSJ to determine how this may be developed for the benefit of all.”

David Mclaren

David has been involved with the orchestra for about eight years after a career in journalism, advertising and PR.

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

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