Thu 5 Sep, SJE Arts at St John the Evangelist Church
A Grade I, G.F. Bodley designed church and adjoining cloister that forms part of St Stephen's House, a Permanent Private Hall of the University.
Recently updated as a concert venue, SJE has underfloor heating and new lighting, comfortable chairs, a new toilet block, staging, and a Steinway D concert grand piano. The acoustic is superb.
SJE is on the Iffley Road opposite the University Sports Ground. Buses from Oxford city centre stop directly outside. Buses from London stop five minutes' walk away in St Clement's.
Capacity: 400 - 500
Disabled access and toilet.
Bar on site for most events.
A selection of Green Rooms for performers.
Public car parks at St Clement's and behind Tesco on Cowley Road.
Limited parking for performers and Blue Badge holders in the college and, for some events, extra parking for the general public nearby
Walking: approx. 25 mins
By Bus: approx. 15 mins, from Westgate (Stop E1), Bus 3 or 3A to Rose Hill, James Street West Stop. Also X90 and BROOKESbus U5
By car: approx. 5
109a Iffley Road,
Performances of Serenades for Strings by Tchaikovsky and Fuchs with C19th historical expression.
Accordes! is a professional string orchestra comprised of leading performers who have specialist expertise in C19 historically informed performance. Directed by violinist Claire Holden, Accordes! will perform the much-loved Tchaikovsky Serenade and the an equally beautiful but rarely heard Fuchs Serenade performed by world-class musicians in the beautiful acoustics of SJE Arts.
This international group of performers are normally based in different locations around the
globe but are coming together in Oxford to explore innovative approaches to late 19th-century style as part of the AHRC-funded Transforming 19th-Century Historically Informed Practice (TCHIP) research project based at the Music Faculty of the University of Oxford.
The concert will be a culmination of an intensive rehearsal and experimentation process that will explore historically evidenced sound and expression including expressive asynchrony. The musicians will be playing on gut strings that are historically appropriate for the late nineteenth-century on their instruments but which are thicker and at higher tension than those used by ‘period’ performers today. This promises to be an exciting concert showcasing a soundworld full of expressive possibilities.
This concert is supported by the OUP John Fell Research Fund and The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities.
Duration: 1 hour 30mins with interval
To book a Wheelchair Space, please call us on 01865 305 305.