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Oxford University Orchestra Michaelmas Term Concert

Thursday 1 November 20:00. Sheldonian Theatre

The Oxford University Orchestra along with Venezuelan conductor Natalia Luis-Bassa present a programme of Strauss’ tone poem Also Sprach Zarathustra and Sibelius Symphony No. 2

R. Strauss - Also Sprach Zarathustra
Sibelius - Symphony No. 2
Conductor - Natalia Luis Bassa
Leader - Ellen Dunn

Approx end time - 9.45pm

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Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra – Beethoven & Mahler

Saturday 24 November 19:30. Sheldonian Theatre

Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra's own concertmaster Natalia Lomeiko and first-time visitor Heidi Stober star in this concert in which both Beethoven and Mahler trade railing angst for beauteous contentment.

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Oxford Harmonic Choir – Vivaldi Gloria

Saturday 1 December 19:30. Sheldonian Theatre

Join the Oxford Harmonic Choir for a wonderful start to the Christmas season, with an evening of festive music which spans the centuries. It begins with Praetorius’s stirring setting of Puer natus in Bethlehem, a medieval Latin Christmas hymn, followed by Corelli’s stylish Christmas concerto, with its famous and magical ‘Pastorale’ movement....

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Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra – Messiah

Thursday 13 December 19:30. Sheldonian Theatre

'I did think I did see all Heaven before me' wrote Handel as he finished Messiah. It's not hard to hear why. Inside its biblical stories and reflections on redemption and love, Messiah contains some of the most moving music ever composed - as touching as it is universal.

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G4 Christmas Concert 2018

Tuesday 18 December 7:30pm-9:30pm. Sheldonian Theatre

Experience sumptuous harmonies in an idyllic, festive setting...

Expect to hear timeless classics such as When A Child is Born, Silent Night and All I Want For Christmas, as well as delightful medleys to evoke the Christmas spirit, all delivered up-close and personal in some of the UK's most iconic historical venues.

The Pauline Quirk Academy of Performing Arts will also be performing in association with G4 Young Voices.

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Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra – Stravinsky

Saturday 26 January 19:30. Sheldonian Theatre

The Choir of Christ Church Cathedral joins the Orchestra for an evening given over to Stravinsky at his most meticulous and exalted. The composer's fascination with the particular sonority of wind instruments delivered some of his most sophisticated works, including the pithy Symphonies of Wind Instruments and perky Octet.

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The Oxford Beatles at the Sheldonian

Saturday 2 February 20:00. Sheldonian Theatre

The Sgt Pepper Show is a tough act to follow. Sold out over five nights in November 2017, The Oxford Beatles’ last major show was a unique combination of music and theatre. For their next big outing the group have chosen Oxford’s iconic Sheldonian Theatre as the setting for an immersive evening of music, accompanied by a hypnotic light show.

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