Oxford Festival of the Arts and SJE Arts


Tickets £18 to £30

Abel Selaocoe and Chesaba with Manchester Collective

Creative Team
Abel Selaocoe cello, Rakhi Singh violin, Simmy Singh violin, Ruth Gibson viola, Alan Keary electric bass, Sidiki Dembele percussion.

Chesaba Improvisation
Lawes Aire in C
Haydn Op. 76 No.1, II. Adagio Sostenuto
Trad. Ibuyile (South Africa)
Trad. Takamba (Mali)
Stravinsky Concertino
Trad. Old Reinlender from Sonndala (Denmark)
Trad. Shaka (Ivory Coast)
Trad. O Fredrik, O Fredrik (Denmark)
Purcell Excerpts from The Fairy Queen
Trad. Ka Bohaleng (South Africa)

Pure joy and energy! Sirocco is a great storm of music celebrating the incredible warmth and diversity of traditions from across the globe. In a programme that mixes European classical with Danish Folk and traditional African music, Manchester Collective string quartet joins inspirational South African cellist Abel Selaocoe and two members of his band, Chesaba.

A number of free tickets are available for young people aged 8 to 25 through the Cavatina Chamber Music Trust scheme. To apply, please contact Oxford Festival of the Arts

Wheelchair Spaces & Accessible Seating

If you require a wheelchair space or accessible seating for this event, please call 01865 305 305 or email boxoffice@oxfordplayhouse.com for further assistance.

0 Stars

Among the world’s cellists, Sheku Kanneh-Mason may have his sunshine beam and Steven Isserlis his throbbing curls, but I can’t think of one who radiates so much heart and joy as Abel Selaocoe

Geoff Brown, The Times, August 2021