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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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Choral Scholar Focus: James Adams

Choral Scholar Focus: James Adams

Tell us a bit about yourself, and your training to date. I started singing, like many others, in a church choir as a boy and I suppose that somehow wormed its way into my brain, as I ended up at St. John’s College, Cambridge, which I regard as my main formation as a...

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Choral Scholar Focus: Charlie Baigent

Choral Scholar Focus: Charlie Baigent

Tell us a bit about yourself, and your training to date. Growing up in Oxford, I’ve been exposed to choral and collegiate music for most of my life. When my voice broke, I started getting more involved in taking part in this tradition and then started more serious...

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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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