Sat 13 Jul, 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,
The Choral Setting of the Diary of Anne Frank
Westminster Williamson Voices
Elin Manahan Thomas, soprano
Jamie Campbell, violin
Cara Berridge, cello
John Slack, clarinet
Libby Burgess, piano
James Whitbourn, conductor
Annelies has been praised by critics worldwide as ‘music of great beauty’ (Gramophone) and as a work of ‘such tender respect it's almost impossible to hear without tears’ (The Observer).
2019 marks the 90th anniversary of the birth of Anne Frank. James Whitbourn is the only composer to be granted permission to set the words of her extraordinary and brilliant diary entries within a full-length choral work. Now one of the most performed large-scale choral works, Annelies has received noted performances at New York’s Lincoln Center, Washington National Cathedral and at many other venues in the USA, Canada, Israel, New Zealand and throughout Europe.
The GRAMMY-nominated choir Westminster Williamson Voices combine under the direction of the composer with the renowned British soprano Elin Manahan Thomas, who sang to a worldwide audience earlier this year at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The superb acoustic of SJE Arts Oxford is the perfect setting for this beautiful and poignant music.
Duration: 1 hour 30mins with no interval
To book a Wheelchair Space for this performance, please call 01865 305 305.