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Bach’s Band: The Horn

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

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

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

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

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

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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Choral Scholar Focus: Filippo Turkheimer

Choral Scholar Focus: Filippo Turkheimer

Tell us a bit about yourself, and your training to date? I am a second year Music student at New College where I’m also a choral scholar. I started singing under Suzy Digby at age five and she was the first person I remember who not only ignited my love for singing...

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Announcing our Summer Concerts for 2019

Announcing our Summer Concerts for 2019

Announcing our upcoming concerts taking place over the course of the summer! May: Word of Thunder Cantatas for the Last Sundays in Trinity On 2nd November 1723, Bach was in Störmthal and performed Cantata 194 to dedicate their new organ. Full of extrovert colours,...

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Bach’s Band: The Oboe

Bach’s Band: The Oboe

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: Charlie Hodgkiss

Choral Scholar Focus: Charlie Hodgkiss

Tell us a bit about yourself, and your training to date? I arrived at Keble College, Oxford to study Philosophy and Theology with a choral scholarship in 2015, having spent a year as a choral scholar at Truro Cathedral. In my final year studying at Keble, I took part...

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