vOx Chamber Choir is organising a Come & Sing event on Saturday 15 February, at St Andrew’s Church in Linton Road, Oxford. Participants will be working on two Bach motets. More details at https://www.vox-choir-oxford.co.uk/come-and-sing.
Garsington Opera are inviting singers to participate in a Come and Sing of the last chorus of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony on Sunday 19 July 2020 at Wormsley Estate. They are wanting people to register their interest by 20 February, using the form available at https://gar.so/Beethoven9. The deadline for signing up will be 1 May. Also involved will be the London Philharmonic Choir and Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Douglas Boyd.
Orpheus is looking for tenors for its day workshop and performance of Mendelssohn’s Elijah, at the Town Hall on Saturday 29 February (click here for registration details). Please spread the word. Quite a number of SCS members participate in this event every year. The concert will support the charity Beating Time, which promotes choirs in prisons (as per Gareth Malone’s recent series, The Choir: Aylesbury Prison). For tickets for the evening performance itself, click here.
Eynsham Abbey Singers are holding an informal free concert of 16th century Lenten music (including Victoria, Cardoso, Lobo, Tallis and Byrd) at St Peter’s Church, Eynsham, on Wednesday 11 March at 4pm. There will be a retiring collection for Homeless Oxfordshire.
Music in Islip is performing Stainer’s The Crucifixion from scratch on Saturday 14 March, rehearsing from 2.30–5pm, performing at 6pm. James Potter, Director of the Cathedral Singers of Christ Church, will be directing. Details here.
Oxford Symphony Orchestra has a concert on Saturday 14 March at 7.30pm in the Town Hall. Rachmaninov Symphony no.2; Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto no.1; and Borodin Polovtsian Dances. Details at www.oxfordsymphonyorchestra.org.
Another chance to be tutored by members of The Sixteen on the afternoon of their evening concert in Christ Church Cathedral on Saturday 21 March. Details available here.
Another Come and Sing! for Stainer’s The Crucifixion, this time organised by St Michael’s, on Saturday 28 March, 2-5 pm (with a break), with a performance at 6pm in St Michael’s. Directed by Stephen Allen, Director of Music at St Michael’s. Tickets £10, via http://bit.ly/stainer.