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Bach’s Band: The Harpsichord

Find out more about some of the instruments played by our ensemble in our new series, Bach's Band. Our latest newsletter is by Anhad Arora on the harpsichord! What are the essential features and sound of the harpsichord? The harpsichord is a member of an extended...

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Bach’s Band: The Viola Da Gamba

Find out more about some of the instruments played by our ensemble in our new series, Bach's Band. Our latest newsletter is by Susie Heinrich on the viola da gamba! What are the essential features and sound of the viola da gamba? From a broad evolutionary perspective,...

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Choral Scholar Focus: James Jenkins

Tell us a bit about yourself, and your training to date? For me, it all started with years of to-ing and fro-ing from school with only my Mum, sister, and the complete works of ABBA for company. The transition from back-seat dancing queen to cassocked chorister didn’t...

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Choral Scholar Focus: Tom Lowen

Tell us a bit about yourself, and your training to date? I started singing aged 8 as a chorister at Canterbury Cathedral and have practically been speaking in recitative ever since. I masqueraded as a violinist for a few years while I made the transition from highest...

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Bach’s Band: The Horn

Find out more about some of the instruments played by our ensemble in our new series, Bach's Band. Our latest newsletter is by Anneke Scott on the horn! What are the essential features and sound of the horn? Whenever I think of the horn of Bach’s time, the lines of...

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Bach’s Band: The Flute

OBS offers people like me the platform to work intensively on solo singing in a supportive environment, and I believe it will have a fundamental impact on how a whole generation of young Oxford singers will develop

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Choral Scholar Focus: Aimee Presswood

Tell us a bit about yourself, and your training to date? I studied Music at the University of Manchester and then did a Masters in singing at Trinity Laban Conservatoire. I perform as a choral singer and a soloist in a range of oratorio and opera, and also enjoy...

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Q&A with our Artistic Director, Tom Hammond-Davies

What have been your highlights so far in 2019 with OBS? One of my highlights this year was discovering the unique Cantata 152 Tritt auf die Glaubensbahn (Walk on the path of faith) scored for recorder, viola d’amore, viola da gamba, and oboe. Mark Baigent...

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Choral Scholar Focus: Elspeth Piggott

Tell us a bit about yourself, and your training to date? Whilst studying for a BA (Hons) in Music at the University of York, I trained with vocal specialists including Robert Hollingworth, Rachel Nichols, Professor William Brooks and Alex Ashworth. Since graduating in...

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Bach’s Band: The Bassoon

OBS offers people like me the platform to work intensively on solo singing in a supportive environment, and I believe it will have a fundamental impact on how a whole generation of young Oxford singers will develop

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