Some cautiously optimistic news (at last…)! Following visits to both our usual venues - mainly to check out ventilation and seating arrangements - we have decided to go ahead with the Workshop on January 22nd (at The Wesley) and the Concert on 26th February (at the Town Hall).
A message from Robert Dean:
I am thrilled that Oxford Orpheus plans to be back on the road after our enforced silence last year. These past 20 months have been so difficult for all musicians and performing artists but in particular for singers both amateur and professional. Now with the reassurance of the vaccine programme, we feel confident that we shall be able to meet in January and February and the programme we have chosen is tailored to fit the probability of reduced singer and orchestral player numbers. It will consist of 3 popular choral scores of the Classical period; one of Schubert’s more intimate but no less inspired Mass settings, this one in G major comprising simple, memorable tunes. Mozart’s ever popular Coronation Mass will be preceded by his devotional setting of Ave verum corpus and the concert will begin in true celebratory fashion with Handel’s Zadok the Priest giving everyone singing in the concert, an opportunity to have a good and much needed vocal blast before embarking on the subtleties of the rest of the programme! Three young soloists at the beginning of the their careers will be joined by an Oxford Orpheus stalwart, Hye-Youn Lee, who will take on the important soprano solos. Come and join us !!
You can register for the Concert day by clicking on the link below, which will take you through to the Eventbrite booking system:
For administrative information on the day, use the link on the left of this page labelled: ‘Concert Information’.
And on the subject of Covid, we would request that everyone takes a Lateral Flow Test on the morning of each event (don’t come if it is positive…!). We shall require all participants to show their Covid Passport – either on their phone (using the NHS App) or printed out (you can generate a pass at https://covid-status.service.nhsx.nhs.uk/)). We apologise to anyone that this excludes, but we feel we need to take every precaution available to us to enable the events to go ahead.
AUDIENCE TICKETS FOR THE CONCERT ARE ALSO AVAILABLE NOW, CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW