The Orchestra of St John’s has announced a stunning series of autumnal and festive concerts to get us in the mood with some wonderful venues to enjoy, from SJE Arts in Oxford to Dorchester Abbey, all under the skilful eye of conductor John Lubbock.

Here are the must see concerts to catch:

  1. 24 October: Schumann Dichterliebe, Prokofiev and Bizet. 6pm at SJE Arts, Oxford – New Zealand baritone Julien van Mellaerts for only the second performance of OSJ conductor and founder John Lubbock’s orchestration of Schumann’s gripping Dichterliebe, alongside Brahms Variations on a theme of Haydn. £15 – £20  Book Now
julien van mellaerts

2) 6 November: Faure, Saint-Saens and Schubert. 7pm at SJE Arts, Oxford – A wonderful evening of sublime French choral favourites performed by Frazer Scott (baritone), from Fauré’s serene Cantique de Jean Racine to Saint-Saëns’ Calme des nuits, plus Schubert’s ever-merry Fifth Symphony. £15 – £20  Book Now

Baritone Frazer Scott

3) 20 November 2021. Faure, Saint-Saens and Schubert. 7pm at Dorchester Abbey. A lively evening of music perfect for warding off the winter chill! We present Schubert’s romping Fifth Symphony alongside songs by Fauré and Saint-Saëns with star soloists Frazer Scott and Hannah Fraser Mackenzie. £15 – £20  Book Now

hannah fraser mackenzie

4) 11 December 2021. Britten Ceremony of Carols. 7pm. Dorchester Abbey. Hallelujah, it’s time for Handel’s Messiah! Don’t miss this festive favourite, featuring the fabulous Hannah Fraser-Mackenzie, Charlie Tetley, Xavier Hetherington and Frazer Scott as soloists, alongside all your favourite festive songs. £15 – £20  Book Now

hannah fraser-mackenzie

5) 18- 19 December. Handel Messiah. 6pm at Dorchester Abbey (Dec 18) and SJE Arts (Dec 19), Oxford. Hallelujah, it’s time for Handel’s Messiah! Don’t miss this festive favourite, featuring the fabulous Hannah Fraser-Mackenzie, Charlie Tetley, Xavier Hetherington and Frazer Scott as soloists. £15 – £20  Book Now

Baritone Frazer Scott

6) 31 December. New Years Eve concert. 6pm at Dorchester Abbey. See in the New Year with us at Dorchester Abbey with a selection of joyful overtures and dances. From all-time favourites such as Strauss’ Blue Danube to lesser known gems such as Änderson’s The Typewriter, you’ll be whistling these tunes into 2022! £15-£20 Book Now

For full details of this and other OSJ events, visit www.osj.org.uk

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