Thu 13 Apr, 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
Clarinet Concerto in A major, K. 622
Requiem Mass in D minor, K. 626
Mark Simpson clarinet
Sophie Juncker soprano
Rowan Hellier mezzo-soprano
William Blake Tenor
David Shipley bass
The Choir of the Queen’s College, Oxford
Owen Rees conductor
Left incomplete upon his untimely death aged thirty-five, Mozart’s Requiem is shrouded in mystery and intrigue. Joined by four leading soloists and the distinguished Choir of The Queen’s College, the Requiem integrates archaic forms with divine classicism - the last words Mozart set to music marking ‘that day of tears and mourning’. The Orchestra first welcomes back Mark Simpson, Oxford alumnus and 2006 BBC Young Musician of the Year, for the uplifting Clarinet Concerto.
Supported by Anita Higham OBE in memory of Donald Higham MA., MEd., whose love of music and of its power to give joy and inspiration to the young was deeply felt.
NB: Wheelchair spaces are only bookable through Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra: 01865 980 980
If you have any other types of access requirements, please contact the box office via telephone (01865 305 305) or in person so that we can arrange a suitable seat for you.
Running Time: 2:00