Sun 10 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.
JS Bach: Trauer-Ode
London Mozart Players
Benjamin Nicholas conductor
Cecilia Osmond soprano
Alex Chance countertenor
Ruairí Bowen tenor
Henry Neill bass
The Oxford Bach Choir sings two much-loved late classics by Mozart: his gentle motet Ave verum Corpus, and his great Requiem, his last work, left unfinished on his death.
The programme also includes JS Bach's Trauer-Ode, a magnificent and heartfelt elegy written on the death of a much-loved Saxon queen. The Trauer-Ode holds a special secret: Bach reused much of its music, including its imposing and moving opening and closing choruses, for his St Mark Passion, which is now lost. We are therefore giving our audience the chance to hear tantalising glimpses of a major lost work by Bach!
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.)