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Sunday 31st January, 3pm

St John Passion

Oxford Bach Soloists and Positive Note present

Bach’s St John Passion performed from isolation.

April – May 2020

Watch our Easter Oratorio performance


Watch the entire performance of J. S. Bach’s Easter Oratorio (BWV 249) recorded live on 20th April 2019 in New College Chapel by kind permission of the Warden and Scholars of New College, Oxford.

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Follow The Stars: Oxford Mail article

A stellar cast of celebrities has raised more than £65,000 for a cancer charity with a Christmas concert in Oxford shown online.

A group of nine local volunteers wanted to continue to fundraise for Macmillan Cancer Support despite coronavirus.

They knew they would not be able to stage the usual annual event in Christ Church Cathedral so they decided to organise a fundraising concert which could be shown online instead.

The online concert featured numerous celebrities who volunteered to take part, including Joanna Lumley and Stephen Fry, and was appropriately named Follow the Stars.

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O Zoom All Ye Faithful.

O Zoom All Ye Faithful.

The following is an extract from an article by Keith Miller, published in The Telegraph and online at  on 6 December. Please read the whole article here. Happily, as with other essential activities (office work, pursuit cycling), technology has come to...

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Filippo Turkheimer: Back to Bach Episode 5

At 3pm on November 1, the next episode of Back to Bach will feature Assistant Organist at New College Dónal McCann with OBS Choral Scholarship Alumnus Filippo Turkheimer. Why did you get involved with OBS? I was a university student at the time, at New College, and...

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