Oxford Bach Soloists: Word of Thunder
May
5
3:00 PM15:00

Oxford Bach Soloists: Word of Thunder

CANTATAS FOR THE LAST SUNDAYS IN TRINITY

JS BACH

Höchsterwünschtes Freudenfest (Most highly desired festival of joy), BWV 194 
O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort (O eternity, you word of thunder), BWV 60 
Es reißet euch ein schrecklich Ende (A horrible end will carry you off), BWV 90 
Wachet! betet! betet! wachet! (Watch! pray! pray! watch!), BWV 70 

Miranda will sing ‘Lasst der Spötter Zungen schmähen’ in Cantata 70.

Directed by Tom Hammond-Davies

 

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Oxford Bach Soloists: Behold and See
Aug
4
3:00 PM15:00

Oxford Bach Soloists: Behold and See

JS BACH

Ärgre dich, o Seele, nicht (Do not be confounded, o soul), BWV 186 
Erforsche mich, Gott, und erfahre mein Herz (Examine me, God, and know my heart), BWV 136 
Herr, gehe nicht ins Gericht (Lord, do not pass judgment on Your servant), BWV 105 
Schauet doch und sheet (Behold and see, if there be any sorrow like my sorrow), BWV 46 

Directed by Tom Hammond-Davies

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The Strand Consort: Songs of Farewell
Mar
16
7:30 PM19:30

The Strand Consort: Songs of Farewell

The Strand Consort performs beloved English choral works by Parry, Howells, Dyson and Holst in St Mary le Strand, London. This dynamic and young choir, directed by Joseph Fort, presents Parry's monumental Songs of Farewell alongside Howell's Requiem, Holst's 'The Evening Watch' and Dyson's 'To music' in a war-time farewell-themed concert.

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John Betts Community Choir: A Celebration of Singing
Feb
27
7:30 PM19:30

John Betts Community Choir: A Celebration of Singing

Miranda will be presenting solo songs, arias and duets along with other soloists Aidan Coburn (tenor) and Richard Niblett (bass) as part of a fundraising concert for John Betts Primary School, of which she is an alumna.

Mozart ‘In uomini, in soldati’ from Così fan tutte
Verdi ‘Brindisi’ from La Traviata
Debussy Green

Miranda Ostler soprano
Aidan Coburn tenor
Richard Niblett bass
Benedict Lewis-Smith piano

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Oxford Bach Soloists: Morning Star
Dec
9
3:00 PM15:00

Oxford Bach Soloists: Morning Star

Directed by Tom Hammond-Davies

JS BACH’s Cantatas for Advent

Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland (Now come, Saviour of the heathens), BWV 61
Durchlauchtster Leopold (Most illustrious Leopold), BWV 173a
Ärgre dich, o Seele, nicht (Do not be confounded, o soul), BWV 186a
Bereitet die Wege, bereitet die Bahn (Prepare the paths, prepare the road), BWV 132

 

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Iona Consort: Handel Dixit Dominus
Nov
24
7:30 PM19:30

Iona Consort: Handel Dixit Dominus

The Iona Consort is the resident ensemble at St Columba’s, Knightsbridge. The group comprises experienced consort and solo singers, many of whom are regular members of the church’s own professional choir. 

The concert  will include:
Handel: Dixit Dominus, accompanied by baroque instruments
Macmillan: A new song & O radiant dawn
Balfour-Gardiner: Te lucis ante terminum

William Mason - Continuo
Katie Holmes - Leader
Benedict Lewis-Smith - Conductor

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Oxford Bach Soloists: Wedding Music
Oct
7
3:00 PM15:00

Oxford Bach Soloists: Wedding Music

Directed by Tom Hammond-Davies

Cantata: Ach! ich sehe, itzt, da ich zur Hochzeit gehe (Ah! I see, now, when I go to the wedding), BWV 162
Organ: Prelude and Fugue in E flat “St Anne”, BWV 552
Cantata: Der Herr denket an uns (The Lord is mindful of us), BWV 196
Wedding Quodlibet, BWV 524
Motet: Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden (Praise the Lord, all ye nations), BWV 230

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Oxford Bach Soloists: The Last Hour
Sep
9
3:00 PM15:00

Oxford Bach Soloists: The Last Hour

Directed by Tom Hammond-Davies

JS BACH
Keyboard Concerto in F major, BWV 1057 (after Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 BWV 1049) 

Johann PACHELBEL
Chorale and 7 Partita on “Herzlich tut mich verlangen”, P.378 

JS BACH
Herzlich tut mich verlangen, BWV 727
Komm, du süße Todesstunde (Come, you sweet hour of death), BWV 161

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ICOSA: In Sweet Music
Jul
21
7:00 PM19:00

ICOSA: In Sweet Music

Directed by Luke Mather

Join Icosa in Guildford for a wonderful evening of choral music on 21st July! Icosa have been performing new music by British composers since they began three years ago. The choir has now amassed performances of over 50 new pieces from over 40 composers. This concert is a way of celebrating the composers we have worked with and the gems we have discovered. 

Robert Cooper's Orpheus Lute is a Grand 8-part setting of two Shakespeare texts, Sheena Phillips' River Song takes listeners on an aural journey down the Missouri river and Steven Calver's new arrangement of Bjork's Hyperballad is a beautiful premiere that is not to be missed. Icosa is dedicated to gender equality in the composers we work with and so there will be, as always, an equal balance of Male and Female composers in this concert. Other well-known names such as Gibbons and Tallis will feature as well.

We hope you can join us for this exciting concert of wonderful new choral music!

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