Oxford’s premier mixed voice choir

BACH, CHRISTMAS ORATORIO, SATURDAY 4TH DECEMBER, 7PM, SHELDONIAN THEATRE, OXFORD

TICKETS FOR OUR 125TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT ARE NOW ON SALE AT https://www.ticketsoxford.com/events/bach-christmas-oratorio

On 7th December 1896, the Oxford Bach Choir gave its first ever concert in the church of St Mary Magdalen, a performance of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio.  Almost to the day, 125 years later, the Oxford Bach Choir, in our first live concert since the start of the pandemic, return to perform Bach in his most celebratory mood. We will be joined by four world class soloists, Aoife Miskelly, Helen Charlston, Nick Pritchard and Peter Harvey, and the outstanding period instrument orchestra Florilegium.

This is a rare performance of all six parts of the Christmas Oratorio, in the original German, and at original concert pitch.  Tickets for this special anniversary concert are selling swiftly, so please book early to enjoy a spectacular anniversary concert on 4th December!

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WATCH OUR ONLINE CONCERT FROM THE SHELDONIAN THEATRE

Our concert of French choral music from the Sheldonian Theatre on Sunday 19th September can be accessed 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’s, Requiem.

The performance raised money for Oxford Hospitals Trust.  Donations can be made at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/oxford-bach-choir

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