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Choral Scholar Focus: Richard Douglas

Choral Scholar Focus: Richard Douglas

Tell us a bit about yourself, and your training to date. As a recent(ish..) music graduate, it wasn't until the last couple of years that I decided to pursue singing as a profession. During my degree I enjoyed a fair amount of choral training and took part in a...

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Future Plans

Future Plans

A message from our Artistic Director: I am writing to you today with an update on OBS’ response to the coronavirus crisis. The Headline  Following discussion with the Board of Trustees, we have taken the decision to cancel all OBS concerts currently planned through to...

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Choral Scholar Focus: Florian Störtz

Choral Scholar Focus: Florian Störtz

Tell us a bit about yourself, and your training to date. I started out on the piano and the saxophone, but it became obvious towards the end of school that singing would be my call. My music teacher at the time introduced me to his choir and the musical scene around...

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Choral Scholar Focus: Sam Cobb

Choral Scholar Focus: Sam Cobb

Tell us a bit about yourself, and your training to date. I was born in Oxford, but grew up in Birmingham. It’s a city with a vibrant musical life, and my earliest singing memories were at St. George’s Church, Edgbaston, as well as forming part of the CBSO’s youth...

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Performer Focus:  Anneke Scott

Performer Focus: Anneke Scott

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfgqKvhI8Pw Anneke Scott plays chorale "O große Lieb, o Lieb ohn alle Maße" from Bach's St John Passion, BWV 245 on her Corno da Tirarsi. How did you come to be a period horn player?Like most period horn players today I started off on...

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Choral Scholar Focus: Meg Tong

Choral Scholar Focus: Meg Tong

Tell us a bit about yourself, and your training to date. I began my musical career studying at the Royal Academy of Music, Junior Department, specialising in voice and violin. I went on to sing as a Choral Scholar in the Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge under...

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Support our ‘Bach Family’

Support our ‘Bach Family’

A message from our Artistic Director: I have been overwhelmed by the generosity of our loyal followers who have offered to support us at this very difficult time by converting their tickets into donations to help mitigate the crisis faced by our artists. Johann...

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Easter Weekend Cancelled

Easter Weekend Cancelled

Due to the Coronavirus UPDATE: 3 Apr 20 at 5:15pm Unfortunately we have also had to cancel our concert on 3 May. It is our hope that this we will resume our concerts in June. UPDATE: 17 Mar 20 at 08:42am Support our 'Bach Family' by donating your ticket Click here to...

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Performer Focus: International Women’s Day

Performer Focus: International Women’s Day

Theresa Caudle (violin): It’s not something I’ve consciously thought about before but on this International Women’s Day it occurs to me what a high proportion of us instrumentalists in OBS are women! I feel very lucky to work in a field where so many women flourish and their talents are recognised…

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Choral Scholar Focus: David Woods

Choral Scholar Focus: David Woods

Tell us a bit about yourself, and your training to date. I studied music at the University of Birmingham and afterwards I was a choral scholar at Croydon Minster while a graduate music assistant at Whitgift School. After that I was a choral scholar at St...

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