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Choral Scholar Focus: Jessica Edgar

Choral Scholar Focus: Jessica Edgar

Our choral scholars form a crucial part of the Oxford Bach Soloists’ commitment to developing the talents of young aspiring soloists. In our second Choral Scholar Focus of 2022, I chatted with Jessica Edgar about her experiences with OBS so far…

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Choral Scholar Focus: Sebastian Hill

Choral Scholar Focus: Sebastian Hill

Our choral scholars form a crucial part of the Oxford Bach Soloists’ commitment to developing the talents of young aspiring soloists. In our first Choral Scholar Focus of 2022, I chatted with Seb Hill about his experiences with OBS so far…

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Concertist’s Corner: Helen Charlston

Concertist’s Corner: Helen Charlston

Acclaimed for her musical interpretation, presence and “warmly distinctive tone” (The Telegraph), Helen Charlston is quickly cementing herself as a key performer in the next generation of British singers. I asked her about her ‘Bach journey’ so far…

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Concertist’s Corner: Hugh Cutting

Concertist’s Corner: Hugh Cutting

Winner of the 2021 Kathleen Ferrier Award, Hugh Cutting is the first countertenor to do so. Having started his singing career as a chorister at New College, Oxford, he became a choral scholar at St John’s College, Cambridge, and is now a member of the Royal College of Music International Opera Studio.

I asked him about his ‘Bach journey’ so far…

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Introducing Our New General Manager

Introducing Our New General Manager

We are delighted to introduce our new General Manager, Katie Ambrose. Katie comes to OBS from a varied career across arts management, retail and finance. Katie has previously worked for the Cambridge University Musical Society and the Faculty of Music Performance team...

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Ferrier Award success for two OBS singers

Ferrier Award success for two OBS singers

The awards saw prizes given to two Oxford Bach Soloists (OBS) Concertists, Hugh Cutting and Helen Charlston. Hugh Cutting has won the prestigious Kathleen Ferrier Award’s First Prize following an exceptional performance in the final. He is the first countertenor ever...

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Choral Scholars 2021-22

Choral Scholars 2021-22

Thanks to the huge generosity of our Dresden Court supporters and several Trusts and Foundations, we are pleased to introduce you to our third cohort of Choral Scholars joining us in September 2021. [button...

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REVIEW: Atorod

REVIEW: Atorod

"Hell Was Shut Off and Heaven Was Opened" Read the full review here: https://atorod.pl/?p=5724

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REVIEW: The Observer

REVIEW: The Observer

[The St John Passion] given by the Oxford Bach Soloists, conducted by Tom Hammond-Davies, laid it bare. The group performed in Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, as part of their four-day online Easter festival. Boldly, occasionally eccentrically, directed by Thomas...

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REVIEW: Music OMH

REVIEW: Music OMH

We are thrilled to have been awarded 4.5 stars for our Easter Festival by Music OMH. "The terms ‘re-imagined’ or ‘stripped clean’ or, heaven forbid, ‘semi-staged,’ are guaranteed to make some of us cringe, but in the case of this group’s St John Passion, we finally...

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