Sun 15 Sep, 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 Amici Della Voce Octet are joined by the Chelys Consort of Viols for this wonderful programme of polychoral music. Featuring some of the most celebrated composers from the Renaissance including Guerrero, Schütz and others, and Victoria’s stunning 12-part Missa Laetatus Sum.
The Amici Della Voce Octet, based in Oxford, are a mixed-voice a cappella group specialising in performing a wide variety of repertoire from early Renaissance through to the present day. Founded and directed by David Crown, they draw on their extensive choral experience to deliver engaging and spirited concerts.
Recently described by Gramophone as having released 'unquestionably the most beautiful recording of the Lachrimae', Chelys have garnered a reputation for their faithful yet fresh interpretations of the consort repertoire. The members of Chelys are leading exponents of the viol, and their consort viols are strung entirely in gut which lends a particularly distinctive sound to the group. They have played at all the major UK Early Music Festivals, including York, Brighton, and Blackheath, appeared recently with Emma Kirkby at the Wigmore Hall, and are frequent guests on BBC Radio 3's In Tune.
Duration: 2 hours with interval