Sun 22 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.
Oakham School Chapel Choir & Orchestra
Oakham School’s Chapel Choir & orchestra head to the Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford for their ever-popular and celebratory Gala Concert. The Chapel Choir will be joined by a professional orchestra to provide a concert of great diversity and finesse which focuses on the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The Form 3 singers will join the Chapel Choir for a curtain-raising performance of the uplifting song, You raise me up, to begin the concert. Talented Form 6 music scholar, Rupert joins the professional orchestra as the soloist in the evergreen Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major.
Two of Mozart’s greatest and final works are the main focus, however, with the motet Ave verum corpus serving as a prelude to the composer’s justly popular setting of the Requiem mass. Featuring current pupil and professional soloists, and the school’s 115 voice Chapel Choir, this promises to be a memorable concert featuring some of the greatest music of all time. Book now!
Duration: 2 hours with interval
All Seating is Unreserved for this event.