Sun 5 Mar, Sheldonian Theatre
The Sheldonian Theatre was erected in 1664-8 to a design by Sir Christopher Wren. Its purpose was to provide an appropriate secular venue for the principal meetings and public ceremonies of the University, and this remains its purpose today. In addition the theatre has become a leading venue for musical concerts and recitals. Please note that tickets for concerts cannot be bought at the Sheldonian.
Please note Semi Circle and Upper Gallery seats do not have backrest.
Capacity: 800 - 1000
Facilities: Toilets (also disabled), No bar
J S Bach Mass in B minor
David Crown Conductor
Julia Doyle Soprano
Catherine Hopper Mezzo-Soprano
Thomas Elwin Tenor
Darren Jeffery Bass
J S Bach composed his Mass in B minor at the end of his life, knitting together newly composed music with detailed reworkings of older pieces as a single great summing up of his work as a composer of sacred music. Today its superb craftsmanship and depth of emotion make it one of the supreme masterpieces of the choral repertoire. The Oxford Bach Choir has long had a close relationship with the Mass, ever since it gave the work its first Oxford performance back in 1903. The Choir now looks afresh at this great work under its new Principal Conductor David Crown accompanied by the London Mozart Players.
Season Discount for 6+ concerts: The same number of tickets for 6 concerts in the same season must be purchased in the same transaction to enable a discount of 15% of the full price ticket value. This discount can apply to any price band across the 6 concerts. This will automatically apply in your basket once you click through to the last page before payment.
Please note that Music at Oxford offer discounts for wheelchairs users, people of limited mobility, carers and their own stewards through their phone line booking: 01865 244 806
Running Time: 2:15