What’s on

Handel The Triumph of Time and Truth

Saturday 20 October 19:30. Sheldonian Theatre

Instruments of Time and Truth is joined by Oxford Consort of Voices and a stellar line-up of soloists for this rare performance of Handel’s eponymous oratorio, both his first and last.

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Rick Wakeman Piano Odyssey Tour

Sunday 21 October 8:00pm. Sheldonian Theatre

Following the hugely successful Piano Portraits tour last year, in support of the album of the same name, Rick Wakeman will return in Autumn 2018 with a new show based on the follow up release, entitled Piano Odyssey. The fourteen-date tour will feature even more classic tracks given Rick’s unique piano treatment, and will travel to towns and cities not previously visited in 2017.

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Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra – Vadim Repin

Thursday 25 October 19:30. Sheldonian Theatre

Vadim Repin makes a welcome return following his heartening performance with us in 2016. This time, the Russian violinist brings us not Shostakovich but Prokofiev, and a concerto in which wondrous fantasy and nervous energy meet to enchanting effect.

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Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra – Remembrance Day

Sunday 11 November 19:00. Sheldonian Theatre

Oxford is at the heart of the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra's commemoration of Remembrance Day, which this year marks 100 years to the day since the end of the First World War. Owen Rees conducts his own Choir of The Queen's College in a performance of Johannes Brahms's requiem, in which radiance and dignity take precedence over judgement and condemnation.

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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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An Evening with Alice Roberts: Digging into Britain’s Past

Friday 11 January 7:30pm. Sheldonian Theatre

Anthropologist, author and broadcaster Professor Alice Roberts has been delving into Britain’s past, and making archaeology programmes, for nearly twenty years. Alice joined Time Team as a bone expert before going on to present anthropology and archaeology stories on BBC Two’s immensely popular Coast series and co-presenting The Celts in 2015. Alice has presented seven series of Digging for Britain, sharing new archaeological discoveries from across the UK on BBC Four, and she has explored the history of our towns and cities in Britain’s Most Historic Towns on Channel 4 - which will be back with a second series in 2019. She has written eight popular science and archaeology books, including The Celts and Tamed: Ten species that changed our world.

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