Oxford’s premier mixed voice choir
‘ANCIENT AND MODERN’ CONCERT AT ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST ARTS CENTRE ON SATURDAY 17TH JUNE
Oxford Bach Choir returns to SJE Arts on the Iffley Road, with Benjamin Nicholas conducting the choir and soloists, in a concert of works by Scarlatti, JS Bach and Vaughan Williams.
This concert offers a real feast for the musical palate, with three masterpieces of choral polyphony: the heavenly meditation that is Bach’s motet Komm, Jesu, komm; a remarkable Mass setting by Vaughan Williams, which constructs a ‘cathedral in sound’ for voices to match the sonorities of his Tallis Fantasia; and, in Domenico Scarlatti’s 10-voice Stabat Mater, some of the richest choral harmonies to have come down to us from the Italian Baroque.
Tickets are now on sale at https://www.ticketsoxford.com/events/scarlatti-stabat-mater.
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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR RUNNERS!!
Congratulations to our OBC fundraisers, who between them have raised over £3,000 in the Oxford ‘Town & Gown Run’ on Sunday 14th May. All money raised will go towards OBC Community Programme working with local schools.
WATCH OUR ONLINE CONCERT IN THE TIME OF COVID
Our concert of French choral music from the Sheldonian Theatre last season, the first in our 125th Anniversary Season, can be seen free at www.positivenote.co.uk/oxford-bach-choir. Oxford Bach Choir was conducted by Benjamin Nicholas, and Robert Quinney was the organist. Rebecca McNaught (cello), Lila Chrisp (mezzo) and Ben Davies (bass) were soloists in Duruflé mid-20th century, Requiem. The concert began with Fauré, Cantique de Jean Racine, and includes the Oxford Professor of Poetry, Alice Oswald, reading a sonnet by John Donne and reflecting on the impact of the pandemic. This was a fundraising concert for Oxford hospitals.