Sat 3 Mar, 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
109a Iffley Road,
Rossini joked that he could not decide whether his Petite Messe Solennelle was "musique sacrée" (sacred music) or "sacrée musique" (damned music), and its jaunty and memorable melodies have enchanted and surprised audiences ever since. Yet Rossini also shows himself a master of counterpoint in the magnificent fugues which end the Gloria and Credo.
The Oxford Bach Choir pairs Rossini's late masterpiece with a selection of motets by his younger contemporary, the Austrian Anton Bruckner. Best known for his great symphonies, Bruckner also wrote much sacred music throughout his life, and his beautiful and dramatic motets represent a high point in nineteenth-century religious music
Duration: 2:00 with interval
No children under 6 years old.
The majority of side aisles £10 tickets have restricted view
Wheelchair users, disabled patrons and carers: please contact Oxford Bach Choir 01865 980 220