Oxford’s premier mixed voice choir
CARMINA BURANA AND CHICHESTER PSALMS PERFORMED TO A FULL SHELDONIAN THEATRE
Our first concert of 2023/24 Season, on Saturday 2nd December at 7:30pm was performed in front of a capacity audience in the Sheldonian Theatre. Benjamin Nicholas conducted two of the 20th century’s choral masterpieces, Leonard Bernstein’s 1963 work, Chichester Psalms and Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana. We were particularly pleased to be joined by school students from OBC’s community programme who formed the children’s choir in Carmina Burana.
‘CAROLS FOR ALL’ SELLS OUT!
Oxford Bach Choir’s traditional Christmas event Carols for All, on Saturday 16th December in the Sheldonian Theatre, in which the choir will be joined by young singers and instrumentalists from the County Music Service, has again sold out.
TICKETS NOW ON SALE FOR ST JOHN PASSION, J S BACH’S GREAT MASTERPIECE
Tickets are now on sale at TicketsOxford https://www.ticketsoxford.com/events/bach-st-john-passion for our concert on Saturday 9th March in the Sheldonian Theatre, of J S Bach’s great St John Passion, one of the finest sacred works in western music.
We will be joined by Instruments of Time and Truth and five outstanding soloists. Benjamin Nicholas is the conductor. See below for more details.
VERDI’S 150TH ANNIVERSARY BLOCKBUSTER CELEBRATED!
Tickets are also available for the final concert in our 2023/24 Season, Verdi’s dramatic Requiem, marking the 150th anniversary of its first performance, in May 1874.
See below for concert and booking details.
ARE YOU LOOKING TO JOIN A CHOIR IN OXFORD?
We are one of the best-known large choirs in the country, with a history which goes back 127 years, and have performed with some of the greatest composers, conductors, orchestras and soloists.
If you are looking to join a choir with a welcoming atmosphere, high standards and a passion for performing great music, Oxford Bach Choir would like to hear from you! We welcome approaches from everyone interested!
For more information, follow “Join the Choir” at the bottom of this page, or click here https://www.oxfordbachchoir.org/join-the-choir/.
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.