16-18 Sept 2005. The ancient Dorchester Abbey in the little village of Dorchester-on-Thames in Oxfordshire, is the historic setting this month of a series of concerts performed by the Orchestra of St Johns (OSJ), one of the UKs leading international orchestras. OSJ has a policy of including unjustly neglected music in its repertoire as well as commissioning new works and the Dorchester Abbey concerts provide an eclectic mix of pieces by Mozart, Finzi, Benjamin Wallfisch, Schubert and Christopher Nall. Conducted by John Lubbock, the orchestras founder, and featuring Michael Collins on clarinet, the evening performances are preceded on Sat 17 by the Eltham College Percussion Ensemble playing Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen and on Sun 18 by the Kegelstatt Trio playing Mozart. The final night concert will feature Mozarts Requiem and the orchestra will be accompanied by vocalists from OSJ Voices. Evening concerts start 19.30 Admission: 8-22. Early concerts start 18.00 Admission: 5/6.
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Music in the abbey.
Dorchester Abbey is in Dorchester-on-Thames just off the A4074, 8 miles south of Oxford. Tel. 01865305305 (Box Office)