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Oxford Harmonic Choir concerts are held in major central Oxford venues:

  • Oxford Town Hall
  • Sheldonian Theatre
  • SJE (St John the Evangelist Church)

All concerts start at 7.30pm. Doors and venue box office open at 7.00pm. Join our Mailing List to hear about future concerts. Read about recent performances on our Previous Concerts page. .

Saint Saens Dec 2018 image onlyAntonio Vivaldi
Gloria (in D major)
Camille Saint-Saëns
Christmas Oratorio
Michael Praetorius
Puer natus in Bethlehem
Arcangelo Corelli
Christmas Concerto
1 December 2018, Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

Soloists:
Details coming soon.

Join us for a wonderful start to the Christmas season, with an evening of festive music which spans the centuries…Click here to read more ....

It begins with Praetorius’s stirring setting of Puer natus, a medieval Latin Christmas hymn, followed by Corelli’s stylish Christmas concerto in G Minor, with its famous and magical ‘Pastorale’ movement. Next comes Vivaldi’s vivacious Gloria, an ever popular favourite with its strong rhythms and memorable tunes.

We conclude with Saint-Saëns’s Christmas Oratorio, which opens with a lilting melody – a tribute to the pastorale movements of Bach and Corelli – and continues in a tender and emotional vein, with some beautiful music for the harp. Sit back and enjoy!

Schubert March 2019 image onlyFranz Schubert
Mass in E flat major
Felix Mendelssohn
Hear My Prayer
Violin concerto in E minor
23 March 2019, Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

Soloists:
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Our spring concert presents three masterpieces from two of the great composers of the early nineteenth century…Click here to read more ....

Mendelssohn’s lyrical anthem for soprano soloist and choir, Hear My Prayer, first performed in London in 1845, which includes the celebrated ‘Oh for the Wings of a Dove’, is followed by his much-loved violin concerto, with its soaring solo lines and romantic melodies.

Schubert’s Mass in E flat major, composed in 1828 during the last years of his life, is an inspiring and imposing choral work written on a grand scale. The influence of Beethoven is felt in its pronounced dynamic contrasts and generous use of brass and timpani. A truly uplifting evening of music!

Mozart June 2019 image onlyDavid Lancaster
Of Trumpets and Angels
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Requiem
29 June 2019, Oxford Town Hall

Soloists:
Details coming soon.

We are proud to present Of Trumpets and Angels, the world première of a setting of two of Donne’s Holy Sonnets by David Lancaster, winner of our 2017 composer competition…Click here to read more ....

David already has a number of impressive choral works to his name, and we are delighted to be working with him on this exciting new venture.

The theme of death and redemption in the Sonnets is continued in Mozart’s moving Requiem which draws on all his operatic and dramatic powers. With a poignancy deepened by the fact that Mozart himself died before its completion, it is full of memorable moments of yearning, awe and exquisite consolation.