Sat 25 May, 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 King Shall Rejoice’ celebrates a moment in English history when the arts were re-embraced by monarch and people alike. At the restored Court of Charles II, music was welcomed back into the divine office, and in London town, theatre music took off.
Pelham Humfrey was the first great composer furnishing elaborate sacred music for the royal chapel, and at the other end of the period, Purcell was the last, leaving an indelible mark on the music heard out and about in town.
In this concert we hear the best of Humfrey’s anthems and the best of Purcell’s odes, his Hail! Bright Cecilia of 1692, drawn together with narration by actor Tom Bateman, star of ITV’s Vanity Fair and the recent remake of ‘Murder on the Orient Express’.
Oxford Consort of Voices
Instruments of Time and Truth
Narrator Tom Bateman
Conductor Edward Higginbottom
Duration: 2 hours with interval
To book a Wheelchair Space, please call 01865 305 305.