Sat 16 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
Walking: approx. 10 mins
Parking: St Giles parking, Monday - Saturday, 8am - 6.30pm and evenings from 6.30pm, Sunday, 10am - 6.30pm and evenings from 6.30pm - £1.50 up to 30 mins, £3 up to 1 hour, £5 up to 2 hours, £3 for evenings.
David Crown – Conductor
The Musical and Amicable Society
Soprano: Elin Manahan Thomas
Baritone: James Rutherford
The Oxford debut concert of Opus48 under Music Director David Crown brings together world class instrumentalists and singers for a programme of sublime beauty and passion.
Three of Bruckner’s exquisite unaccompanied motets will be followed by the 17 year old Mozart’s extraordinary Symphony Number 25 in G minor, which featured as the opening music to the film Amadeus. Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem, both moving and uplifting, will be performed with soprano Elin Manahan Thomas (featured in last year’s Royal Wedding) and star baritone James Rutherford (Bayreuth Festival, Covent Garden et al), alongside the period orchestra, The Musical and Amicable Society, in what promises to be a musical highlight of the season.
Duration: 2 hours 15mins with interval
Programme to include:
Johannes Brahms – Ein Deutsches Requiem
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Symphony No. 25
Anton Bruckner – Selected Motets