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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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Oxford Mail: Follow the Stars

Oxford Mail: Follow the Stars

A stellar cast of celebrities has raised more than £65,000 for a cancer charity with a Christmas concert in Oxford shown online.

A group of nine local volunteers wanted to continue to fundraise for Macmillan Cancer Support despite coronavirus.

They knew they would not be able to stage the usual annual event in Christ Church Cathedral so they decided to organise a fundraising concert which could be shown online instead.

The online concert featured numerous celebrities who volunteered to take part, including Joanna Lumley and Stephen Fry, and was appropriately named Follow the Stars.

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O Zoom All Ye Faithful.

O Zoom All Ye Faithful.

The following is an extract from an article by Keith Miller, published in The Telegraph and online at telegraph.co.uk  on 6 December. Please read the whole article here. Happily, as with other essential activities (office work, pursuit cycling), technology has come to...

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St John Passion from Isolation

Paolo Troilo's work, My Vitruvian, was the key image for this project. See more of his hyper-realistic finger painting on his Instagram page.In March 2020, as the coronavirus began to spread across Europe, we at Oxford Bach Soloists had to cancel our four Easter...

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