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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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Announcing our soloists for Easter Weekend

Announcing our soloists for Easter Weekend

Announcing our soloists for the St John Passion and Easter Oratorio Our soloists for the St John Passion this year are Ben Johnson in the role of the Evangelist, Humphrey Thompson in the role of Christ, and Tom Lowen in the role of Pilate. They will be performing the...

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The story behind Bach’s Leipzig audition

The story behind Bach’s Leipzig audition

On 7th February 1723, Johann Sebastian Bach was called to audition for the role of Cantor at the Thomaskirche in Leipzig after the death of its incumbent, Johann Kuhnau, a year earlier. This role would lead to some of Bach’s finest compositions as he began his cantata...

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Choral Scholar Focus: Steph Franklin

Choral Scholar Focus: Steph Franklin

Tell us a bit about yourself, and your training to date? I’m a second-year music student at The Queen’s College, Oxford. I took a couple of gap years between school and university, and during that time I got involved in lots of choral singing, which was already a...

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Bach’s Band: The Cello

Bach’s Band: The Cello

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: Miranda Ostler

Choral Scholar Focus: Miranda Ostler

Tell us a bit about yourself, and your training to date? I grew up in Hammersmith in London, and joined the Borough Choir as soon as I reached the minimum age. While I was growing up my mum was a professional singer, so as a toddler I went on tour with her with...

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Choral Scholar Focus: Will Anderson

Choral Scholar Focus: Will Anderson

Tell us a bit about yourself, and your training to date? I owe a great deal of my early musical enthusiasm to my parents, and decided that I would follow my mum in taking up the viola when I was 9. The viola remained my primary instrument throughout much of my...

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Bach’s Band: The Baroque Recorder

Bach’s Band: The Baroque Recorder

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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Announcing our new Associate Artistic Director

Announcing our new Associate Artistic Director

We are happy to announce a new member of the OBS family, Alexander Hamilton, who will take up his post of Associate Artistic Director in January 2019. "I am thrilled to begin working with the Oxford Bach Soloists at this very exciting time for the ensemble. I look...

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