Sat 2 Dec, 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
Vaughan Williams: A Sea Symphony
Parry: Blest pair of Sirens
Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Ben Nicholas, Conductor
Sophie Bevan, Soprano
Duncan Rock, Baritone
The Oxford Bach Choir will be performing Ralph Vaughan Williams’ evocative A Sea Symphony – his first symphony based on the poetry of Walt Whitman, and a piece of which the Choir gave the second ever performance. The Choir will be joined by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Soloists will be Sophie Bevan and Duncan Rock, both highly talented young singers who are achieving significant reputations internationally. The CBSO will also perform Vaughan Williams’ inspirational The Lark Ascending and the Choir will raise the roof with Parry’s Blest Pair of Sirens!
Duration: 2 hours 15mins with interval
We regret that children under 6 years old cannot be admitted to this concert.
Wheelchair users, disabled patrons and carers: please contact Oxford Bach Choir Box Office 01865 980 220