Oxford’s premier mixed voice choir
CONCERT OF JS BACH, SCARLATTI & VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
THIS SATURDAY 17TH JUNE AT 7:30PM
ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST ARTS CENTRE, IFFLEY ROAD
There are still some tickets available for our concert this Saturday at SJE Arts on the Iffley Road.
Tickets are at https://www.ticketsoxford.com/events/scarlatti-stabat-mater
Our stunning programme is of three works by Scarlatti, JS Bach and Vaughan Williams, all drawing on the polyphonic tradition of 16th-century composers like Palestrina.
The concert opens with the heavenly meditation that is Bach’s motet Komm, Jesu, komm. In Domenico Scarlatti’s 10-voice Stabat Mater, we have some of the richest choral harmonies to have come down to us from the Italian Baroque. Finally, there is a performance of a remarkable Mass setting by Vaughan Williams, which constructs a ‘cathedral in sound’ for voices to match the sonorities of his Tallis Fantasia.
Benjamin Nicholas conducts the Oxford Bach Choir and soloists. Don’t miss out!
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.