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A Trip to the Business School

A Trip to the Business School

Earlier in the year Pegram Harrison (SBS Senior Fellow in Entrepreneurship) invited Oxford Bach Soloists to join him at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.  The session, designed and run for MBA students, was about leadership.  Several of the students...

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OBS: 2020 Opening Concerts

OBS: 2020 Opening Concerts

First concerts of 2020 Start 2020 with Bach's approach to Christ's miracles and parables: twelve cantatas to take us through to March. The Magi JS BACH Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied (Sing a new song to the Lord), BWV 190 Schau, lieber Gott, wie meine Feind (See,...

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Choral Scholar Focus: Fiona Fraser

Choral Scholar Focus: Fiona Fraser

Tell us a bit about yourself, and your training to date? As an Undergraduate, I studied Social Anthropology at the University of St Andrews, holding both an Organ and Choral Scholarship at the University Chapel. I then graduated from Cambridge University in 2015 with...

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Announcing Michael Chance as our Patron

Announcing Michael Chance as our Patron

Today we are thrilled to announce Michael Chance as Patron of the Oxford Bach Soloists! "I am thrilled to have been asked to be Patron of Oxford Bach Soloists, with the music of J. S. Bach being central to my performing and recording life. The work OBS has been doing...

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Choral Scholar Focus: Tom Lilburn

Choral Scholar Focus: Tom Lilburn

Tell us a bit about yourself, and your training to date? I have been a Lay Clerk in the Choir of St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle for three years. I came to Windsor after graduating in Natural Sciences from St John’s College Cambridge, where I was a choral scholar...

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The Towns and Cities of J. S. Bach

The Towns and Cities of J. S. Bach

In this newsletter, we explore the cities and towns where Bach took up residence and composed his great cantatas. Eisenach Johann Sebastian Bach was born in Eisenach in 1685, a small town in Thuringia, Germany. He was the seventh and youngest child of Johann Ambrosius...

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Choral Scholar Focus: Emily Brown Gibson

Choral Scholar Focus: Emily Brown Gibson

Tell us a bit about yourself, and your training to date? I grew up in Toronto, Canada and at the age of four was handed a tissue-box-and-stick-makeshift-violin, which was my first introduction to classical music. The box eventually turned into a real violin, which I...

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Bach’s Band: The Harpsichord

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

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

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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