Fri 23 Nov, 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,
Our first concert of the season marks both the centenary of the Armistice and the death of Hubert Parry, who had a close association with OBC over many years.
We therefore perform Parry's Songs of Farewell, composed during the First World War, of which the OBC gave the world premiere as a complete cycle. The concert also includes music reflecting on the war by Stanford, Ireland, Vaughan Williams and Elgar, as well as The Wind on the Downs from Jonathan Dove's 2014 cantata For an Unknown Soldier, recently recorded by OBC.
The music will be interspersed with readings appropriate to the theme of war and remembrance.
Duration: 2 hours with interval
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