Sat 16 June, University Church of St Mary the Virgin
Dating from the 11th century, the church is historically the most important building in Oxford. Among other things, it is where the Protestant Archbishops Cranmer, Ridley and Latimer were tried for heresy in 1555 and condemned to be burned at the stake. It was also used for university ceremonies and examinations before the building of the Examination Schools and the Sheldonian Theatre.
Facilities: No parking facilities. Refreshments sometimes available if arranged by promoter. Disabled access.
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.
Join Oxford’s premier chamber orchestra for an evening to remember. We start with the mercurial tunefulness of Mendelssohn's overture to A Midsummer Night's Dream, and will then be joined by Carson Becke for the virtuosic fireworks of Richard Strauss’ Burleske for piano and orchestra. The final piece is Dame Ethel Smyth's Serenade in D, a memorably melodic early work by this first-rate composer, whose links with the suffragette movement we mark in this centenary year.
Duration: 1 hour 45mins with interval
Oxford Chamber Orchestra
Piano, Carson Becke
Conductor, John Warner