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Fri 5 Apr at 13:00

Jacqueline Du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's College, Oxford

Jack Liebeck, Lavinia Dames & Carson Becke: Strauss in America, 1921 - A Touring Recital Programme
Jack Liebeck, Lavinia Dames & Carson Becke: Strauss in America, 1921 - A Touring Recital Programme
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Strauss R., Sonata for violin and piano in E flat major, Op.18
Works by Strauss R.
Jack Liebeck, Violin
Lavinia Dames, Soprano
Carson Becke, Piano
Fri 5 Apr at 19:30

Holywell Music Room, Oxford

Katarina Karnéus & Julius Drake: Songs by Schumann, Alma Mahler & others
Katarina Karnéus & Julius Drake: Songs by Schumann, Alma Mahler & others
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Dvořák, Vecerní písné (Evening songs) poems by V. Hálek (Op.3, 9/3,9/4,31)
Schumann, Gedichte der Königin Maria Stuart (Poems of Mary Queen of Scots), for voice and piano, Op.135
Works by Rangström
Works by Mahler
Berg, Seven Early Songs (Sieben frühe Lieder)
Katarina Karnéus, Mezzo-soprano
Julius Drake, Piano
Fri 12 Apr at 20:00

Merton College Chapel, Oxford

The Cardinall's Musick
The Cardinall's Musick
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Tallis, Spem in Alium
Allegri, Miserere Mei
Lotti, Crucifixus a 10
Works by Croce
Palestrina, Stabat Mater
Works by Victoria
Scarlatti, Stabat Mater
Oxford Choir of Merton College
The Cardinall's Musick
Fri 12 Apr at 13:15

Merton College Chapel, Oxford

Exile Meditations
Pärt, Da Pacem Domine
des Prez, De Profundis
Jackson, Exile Meditations
Riga Vocal Quartet, Voice
Chris Walsh Sinka, Conductor
Fri 12 Apr at 18:00

Merton College Chapel, Oxford

Passiontide at Merton 2019 - Choral Evensong
Ešenvalds, Merton Service
Byrd, Civitas sancti tui
Oxford Choir of Merton College
Benjamin Nicholas, Conductor
Sat 13 Apr at 14:00

Merton College Chapel, Oxford

Stabat Mater
Britten, Missa Brevis in D, Op.63
Pergolesi, Stabat Mater
Merton College Girls' Choir
Ipswich Girls' Choir of St Mary-le-Tower
Sat 13 Apr at 18:00

Merton College Chapel, Oxford

Passiontide at Merton 2019 - Choral Evensong
Pärt, Magnificat
Holst, Nunc dimittis
MacMillan, Miserere
Oxford Choir of Merton College
Benjamin Nicholas, Conductor
Sun 14 Apr at 10:30

Merton College Chapel, Oxford

Passiontide 2019 - Procession and Sung Eucharist of the Lord's Passion
Langlais, Messe Solennelle
Byrd, Ave verum corpus
Oxford Choir of Merton College
Benjamin Nicholas, Conductor
Sun 14 Apr at 17:00

Merton College Chapel, Oxford

St Matthew Passion
Bach, St Matthew Passion, BWV244
Mark Wilde, Tenor
Giles Underwood, Bass
Elin Manahan Thomas, Soprano
Simon Ponsford, Countertenor
Joel Williams, Tenor
Tristan Hambleton, Bass-baritone
Oxford Choir of Merton College
Merton College Girls' Choir
Benjamin Nicholas, Conductor
Mon 15 Apr at 13:00

Merton College Chapel, Oxford

Nordic Passion
Nystedt, O Crux
Nystedt, Peace I leave with you
Sandström, Kom till mig
Sandström, Bleib bei uns
Nystedt, Komm süsser Tod
Sandström, Hear My Prayer, O Lord
Stenhammar, 3 Songs for mixed choir a capella (Tre körvisor)
Langgaard, 3 Rosengårdsviser
Grieg, Holberg Suite, Op.40
Copenhagen Chamber Choir Camerata
Wed 17 Apr at 19:30

Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

Nicola Benedetti
Nicola Benedetti
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Elgar, Introduction and Allegro for strings, Op.47
Tippett, Concerto for Double String Orchestra
Elgar, Violin Concerto in B minor, Op.61
Nicola Benedetti, Violin
Marios Papadopoulos, Conductor
Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra
Fri 19 Apr at 13:30

New College Chapel, Oxford

St John Passion | Oxford Bach Soloists
Bach, St John Passion, BWV245
Oxford Bach Soloists
Ben Johnson, Tenor
Tom Hammond-Davies, Conductor
Sat 20 Apr at 17:00

New College Chapel, Oxford

Easter Oratorio | Oxford Bach Soloists
Bach, Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis - Cantata, BWV21
Bach, Easter Oratorio, BWV249
Oxford Bach Soloists
Aileen Thomson, Soprano
Esther Brazil, Mezzo-soprano
Ruairi Bowen, Tenor
Humphrey Thompson, Baritone
Tom Hammond-Davies, Conductor
Fri 26 Apr at 19:30

St Mary Magdalen Church, Oxford

The Korrigan Consort presents: Hunger & Judith Triumphs
Ward, Hunger
Vivaldi, Juditha triumphans, RV 644
Rosalind Dobson, The Artist
Stephanie Franklin, The Impresario, Holofernes
Thomas Lowen, Watcher 3
Apr 27, 28

Wolfson College Auditorium, Oxford

The Korrigan Consort presents: Hunger & Judith Triumphs
Ward, Hunger
Vivaldi, Juditha triumphans, RV 644
Rosalind Dobson, The Artist
Stephanie Franklin, The Impresario, Holofernes
Thomas Lowen, Watcher 3
Sat 27 Apr at 19:30

Jacqueline Du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's College, Oxford

Spain Past and Present: Jonathan Powell (piano)
Works by Granados
Urquiza, Contrapluma
Works by Erkoreka
Works by Albéniz
Works by Guerrero Marín
Jonathan Powell, Piano
Thu 2 May at 20:00

SJE Arts at St John the Evangelist Church, Oxford

Oxford May Music: Fesival Overture!
Beethoven, String Quartet no. 11 in F minor, "Serioso", Op.95
Pärt, Spiegel im Spiegel
Bowen, Phantasy Quintet for bass clarinet and strings, Op.93
Schumann, Märchenerzählungen, Op.132
Shostakovich, String Quartet No. 9 in E flat major, Op.117
Goldner Quartet
Jack Liebeck, Violin
Alexandra Raikhlina, Violin
Mathieu Herzog, Viola
Trish O'Brien, Cello
Paul Dean, Clarinet
Filipe Pinto-Ribeiro, Piano
Sat 4 May at 19:30

Merton College Chapel, Oxford

Merton College Choir and Berkeley Sinfonia, directed by Benjamin Nicholas
Merton College Choir and Berkeley Sinfonia, directed by Benjamin Nicholas
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Mozart, Vesperae solennes de confessore in C, K339
Mozart, Motet in D, "Ave verum Corpus", K618
Mozart, Missa brevis in F, K192 (K186f)
Oxford Choir of Merton College
Benjamin Nicholas, Conductor
Berkeley Sinfonia
Sat 4 May at 14:30

SJE Arts at St John the Evangelist Church, Oxford

Oxford May Music: American Connecrtion
Dvořák, String Quartet no. 12 in F major, "American", Op.96
Copland, Sextet, for clarinet, piano and string quartet
Williams, Elegy for cello and piano
Korngold, Much Ado About Nothing, Op.11
Goldner Quartet
Jack Liebeck, Violin
Alexandra Raikhlina, Violin
Mathieu Herzog, Viola
Trish O'Brien, Cello
Thomas Carroll, Cello
Paul Dean, Clarinet
Filipe Pinto-Ribeiro, Piano
Sat 4 May at 20:00

SJE Arts at St John the Evangelist Church, Oxford

Oxford May Music: Austrian brothers
Mozart, Quartet for Piano and Strings in E flat, K493
Webern, Langsamer Satz
Mahler, Piano Quartet in A minor
Pärt, Fratres
Mozart, Clarinet Quintet in A major, K581
Goldner Quartet
Jack Liebeck, Violin
Alexandra Raikhlina, Violin
Mathieu Herzog, Viola
Trish O'Brien, Cello
Thomas Carroll, Cello
Paul Dean, Clarinet
Filipe Pinto-Ribeiro, Piano
Sun 5 May at 14:30

SJE Arts at St John the Evangelist Church, Oxford

Oxford May Music: Mary Bevan and OMM Friends
Vaughan Williams, Along the Field
Holst, Four Songs for tenor and violin, Op.35 (for soprano and violin)
Schubert, Der Hirt auf dem Felsen (The Shepherd on the Rock), (W. Müller u. H. v. Chézy), D.965
Pärt, My Heart's in the Highlands
Vaughan Williams, 3 Vocalises for soprano and clarinet
Mary Bevan, Soprano
Jack Liebeck, Violin
Paul Dean, Clarinet
Daniel Grimwood, Piano
Sun 5 May at 15:00

New College Chapel, Oxford

Word of Thunder | Oxford Bach Soloists
Bach, Hoechsterwunschtes Freudenfest - Cantata, BWV194
Bach, O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort - Cantata, BWV60
Bach, Es reisset euch ein schrecklich Ende - Cantata, BWV90
Bach, Wachet! betet! betet! wachet! - Cantata, BWV70a
Oxford Bach Soloists
Tom Hammond-Davies, Conductor
Sun 5 May at 20:00

SJE Arts at St John the Evangelist Church, Oxford

Oxford May Music: "Im Memoriam"
Mozart, Violin Sonata in E minor, K304 (K300c)
Smetana, Piano trio in G minor, Op.15
Pärt, Da Pacem Domine
Dean, Blue Ginger
Brahms, Trio in E flat major for Horn (or Cello or Viola), Violin and Piano, Op.40
Jack Liebeck, Violin
Alexandra Raikhlina, Violin
Mathieu Herzog, Viola
Trish O'Brien, Cello
Thomas Carroll, Cello
Paul Dean, Clarinet
Richard Watkins, French horn
Amandine Savary, Piano
Daniel Grimwood, Piano
Mon 6 May at 18:00

SJE Arts at St John the Evangelist Church, Oxford

Oxford May Music: Festival Finale
Wolf-Ferrari, Chamber Symphony
Schubert, Octet in F major, D.803, Op.166
Jack Liebeck, Violin
Alexandra Raikhlina, Violin
Mathieu Herzog, Viola
Trish O'Brien, Cello
Thomas Carroll, Cello
Tim Gibbs, Double Bass
Paul Dean, Clarinet
Richard Watkins, French horn
David Cuthbert, Flute
Nicholas Daniel, Oboe
Amy Harman, Bassoon
Daniel Grimwood, Piano
Thu 9 May at 19:30

Holywell Music Room, Oxford

Petite Symphonie
Petite Symphonie
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Mozart, Serenade in C minor for wind, K388 (K384a)
Françaix, Sixtuor
Janáček, Mladi (Youth), for wind sextet
Gounod, Petite Symphonie for wind instruments
Soloists of the Oxford Philharmonic
Fri 10 May at 19:30 and 19:30

Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

Natalie Clein and The Doric String Quartet
Natalie Clein and The Doric String Quartet
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Works by Bloch
Haydn, String Quartet no. 33 in D major, Op.33 no.6, Hob III:42
Schubert, String Quintet in C major, D.956
Doric String Quartet
Sat 11 May at 19:30

Oxford Town Hall, Oxford

Celebrating Leonardo
Celebrating Leonardo
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Respighi, Trittico botticelliano 'Three Botticelli Pictures'
Works by Martínez Burgos
Mussorgsky, Pictures at an Exhibition
Marios Papadopoulos, Conductor
Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra
Fri 17 May at 19:30

Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

Joanna MacGregor
Joanna MacGregor
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Schubert, Four Impromptus, D.899
Liszt, Nuages gris (Grey Clouds), S 199
Liszt, La Lugubre Gondola for piano, S 200 no. 1
Wagner, Tristan und Isolde: Liebestod
Schubert, Piano Sonata no. 21 in B flat major, D.960
Joanna MacGregor, Piano
Fri 17 May at 19:30

Jacqueline Du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's College, Oxford

Seasons for Change: Maria Razumovskaya (piano)
Tchaikovsky, Les Saisons (The Seasons) for piano, Op.37a or Op.37b
Works by Roslavets
Works by Vincent Lourié
Maria Razumovskaya, Piano
Sat 18 May at 19:30

Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

Krzysztof Penderecki
Krzysztof Penderecki
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Penderecki, Adagio for Strings
Penderecki, Viola Concerto
Penderecki, Serenade für Streichorchester
Penderecki, Trumpet Concerto
Yuri Zhislin, Viola
Gábor Boldoczki, Trumpet
Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra
Krzysztof Penderecki, Conductor
Sat 18 May at 19:30

SJE Arts at St John the Evangelist Church, Oxford

Corona Strings perform String Themes - including works by Britten, Vaughan Williams, Suk and Arensky
Purcell, Chaconne in G Minor, Z 730
Britten, Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge for string orchestra, Op.10
Vaughan Williams, 5 variants on Dives and Lazarus
Suk, Meditation on an Old Czech Hymn "St Wenceslas”, Op.35a
Arensky, Variations on a theme by Tchaikovsky, Op.35a
Corona Strings
Janet Lince, Conductor
May 22, 24, 25

Jacqueline Du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's College, Oxford

Marilyn Forever
Bryars, Marilyn Forever
Oxford Contemporary Opera Society
Charlotte Corderoy, Conductor
Zerlina Vulliamy, Director
Sun 26 May at 10:45

Silk Hall, Radley College, Oxford

British works for two pianos by Alwyn, Bowen, Delius, Roth, Bliss and Tovey
Bowen, Suite in Three Movements, Op.52
Alwyn, Fantasy Waltzes
Delius, Eventyr (once upon a time)
Routh, Romanian Dance
Bowen, 4 Pieces for piano, Op.90
Bliss, Rout
Tovey, 4 Balliol Waltzes, Op.17
Lynn Arnold, Piano
Charles Matthews, Piano
Sun 26 May at 14:15

Silk Hall, Radley College, Oxford

The Piatti Quartet perform British works for strings by Elgar, Walton, Britten and Bridge
Elgar, String Quartet in E minor, Op.83
Walton, String Quartet in C Minor, Op.18 no.4
Britten, 3 Divertimenti for string quartet
Bridge, 3 Idylls, for 2 violins, viola and cello, H.67
Piatti String Quartet
Mon 27 May at 14:15

All Saints' Church, Sutton Courtenay, Oxford

Like as the Lute Delights - English lute songs and duets by John Dowland and John Daniel
Dowland, Lute songs, selection
Danyel, Songs for the Lute, Viol and Voice
Sara Stowe, Soprano
Sam Brown, Lute
Matthew Spring, Lute
Tue 28 May at 19:30

Jacqueline Du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's College, Oxford

An evening with Federico García Lorca
Works by Martínez Burgos
San Nicasio, Pablo, Flamenco guitar
Juan Carlos Garvayo, Piano
Fri 31 May at 19:30

Jacqueline Du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's College, Oxford

Anima: New Music with Animation
Unknown, Other (New works with student composers)
Anima Ensemble
Sat 1 Jun at 19:30

Oxford Town Hall, Oxford

The Ghosts of War
The Ghosts of War
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Kelly, Elegy for String Orchestra: "In Memoriam Rupert Brooke"
Schumann, Violin Concerto in D minor
Bartók, Concerto for Orchestra, Sz 116
Jessica Duchen, Narrator
Alena Baeva, Violin
Marios Papadopoulos, Conductor
Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra
Sun 2 Jun at 14:00

Oxford Town Hall, Oxford

FUNomusica: Animal Antics
FUNomusica: Animal Antics
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Alasdair Malloy, Presenter
Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra
Kids event
Sun 2 Jun at 15:00

New College Chapel, Oxford

Whit Sunday | Oxford Bach Soloists
Bach, Weichet nur, betruebte Schatten - Cantata, BWV202
Bach, Wer mich liebet, der wird mein Wort halten - Cantata, BWV59
Bach, Die Elenden sollen essen - Cantata, BWV75
Oxford Bach Soloists
Sat 8 Jun at 19:30

Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

Handel Athalia: Oxford Bach Choir and Florilegium directed by Benjamin Nicholas
Handel Athalia: Oxford Bach Choir and Florilegium directed by Benjamin Nicholas
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Handel, Athalia
Elin Manahan Thomas, Soprano
Ali Ponsford-Hill, Soprano
Simon Ponsford, Countertenor
James Gilchrist, Tenor
Nicholas Morton, Bass
Oxford Bach Choir
Florilegium
Sat 8 Jun at 13:15

Jacqueline Du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's College, Oxford

Lunchtime Recital with Jonathan Powell
Goehr, Nonomiya, Op.27
Harry, Bletchley Bedford Sandy
Goehr, ...In Real Time, Op.50
Jonathan Powell, Piano
Sat 8 Jun at 19:30

Jacqueline Du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's College, Oxford

Villiers Quartet with Ib Haussman
Goehr, String Quartet no. 5
Harry, Borderline
Goehr, Clarinet Quintet
Villiers String Quartet
Ib Hausmann, Clarinet
Fri 14 Jun at 19:30

Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

Steven Osborne
Steven Osborne
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Stravinsky, Concerto in E flat major for chamber orchestra "Dumbarton Oaks"
Shostakovich, Piano Concerto no. 2 in F major, Op.102
Ravel, Pavane pour une infante défunte
Bizet, Symphony in C major
Steven Osborne, Piano
Marios Papadopoulos, Conductor
Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra
Sat 29 Jun at 19:30

Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

Angela Gheorghiu
Angela Gheorghiu
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Mahler, Symphony no. 5 in C sharp minor: Adagietto
Strauss R., Don Juan, Op.20
Strauss R., Vier letzte Lieder (Four Last Songs)
Angela Gheorghiu, Soprano
Marios Papadopoulos, Conductor
Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra
Sun 30 Jun at 15:00

New College Chapel, Oxford

The Heavens are Telling | Oxford Bach Soloists
Bach, Die Himmel erzählen die Ehre Gottes - Cantata, BWV76
Bach, Ein ungefärbt Gemüte - Cantata, BWV24
Bach, Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben - Cantata, BWV147
Oxford Bach Soloists
Tom Hammond-Davies, Conductor
Sat 6 Jul at 19:30

Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

Brandenburg Concertos
Brandenburg Concertos
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Bach, Brandenburg Concerto no. 1 in F major, BWV1046
Bach, Brandenburg Concerto no. 3 in G major, BWV1048
Bach, Brandenburg Concerto no. 4 in G major, BWV1049
Bach, Brandenburg Concerto no. 5 in D major, BWV1050
Bach, Brandenburg Concerto no. 6 in B flat major, BWV1051
Bach, Brandenburg Concerto no. 2 in F major, BWV1047
Soloists of the Oxford Philharmonic
Sat 13 Jul at 19:30

Merton College Chapel, Oxford

Baroque Favourites
Baroque Favourites
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Vivaldi, Sinfonia for strings in B minor, RV 169 "Sinfonia al Santo Sepolcro"
Telemann, Orchestral Suite in G major "Burlesque de Quixotte", TWV 55:G10
Handel, Water Music, Suite no. 2 in D major, HWV 349
Bach, Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV1041
Pachelbel, Canon in D major
Handel, Royal Fireworks Music, HWV 351
Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra
Marios Papadopoulos, Conductor
Fri 18 Oct at 20:00

Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford

The Choral Pilgrimage 2019: Oxford
The Choral Pilgrimage 2019: Oxford
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Plainsong, Salve Regina
Tavener, 2 Hymns to the Mother of God
Sheppard, Missa Cantate: Gloria
Whitacre, Sainte-Chapelle
Wylkynson, Salve Regina
Fayrfax, Aeternae laudis lilium
Jackson, Ave Maria
MacMillan, O virgo prudentissima
Sheppard, Missa Cantate: Agnus Dei
Harry Christophers, Conductor
The Sixteen