Sat 8 Jun 2019, 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.
Saturday, 8th June 2019, 7.30pm
Sheldonian Theatre, Broad Street, Oxford
Benjamin Nicholas conductor
Elin Manahan Thomas soprano
Alison Ponsford-Hill soprano
Simon Ponsford countertenor
James Gilchrist tenor
Nicholas Morton bass
The Sheldonian Theatre was opened in 1669, 350 years ago, and the OBC celebrates this anniversary with one of the greatest pieces premiered there, Handel's oratorio Athalia. Not only is this the only oratorio conducted by Handel in Oxford, but the Sheldonian is almost certainly the only surviving building where we know he performed any of his oratorios. Athalia itself tells the dramatic tale of the downfall of the evil usurper Athalia, Queen of Judah, daughter of Jezebel and worshipper of Baal, with appropriately colourful and exciting music for soloists and chorus alike.
Duration: 2 hours with interval
Wheelchair Spaces can be booked directly through the Oxford Bach Choir on 01865 980 220
Groups 10+: Get a 15% discount off of your order when you book 10 or more tickets. (Discount will apply automatically in your basket.)