Local Orchestra Events

Banbury Orchestra Autumn Concert

Saturday, November 23, 2013 - 19:30 to 21:15
Banbury Orchestra Autumn Concert

Bringing some of the very best music to Banbury! Banbury Symphony Orchestra brings together local musicians and audiences to experience the music and the unique thrill of involvement with a full symphony orchestra.
Orchestra members range from professional players and music teachers to enthusiastic and committed local players.

Burford Orchestra Spring Concert 2014

Burford Orchestra Spring Concert 2014
Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 19:15 to 21:15

Burford Orchestra is based and rehearses in Witney, West Oxfordshire. Since the Autumn term 2010 we have been delighted to welcome Jonny Timms as our principal conductor, and we are delighted he will be conducting us for our Spring concert 2014. Rehearsals are Monday evenings from 7.30pm-9.30pm, at Witney Community Primary School, Hailey Road, Witney. New string and brass players are especially welcome to come along anytime and join us in the rehearsals (and in the pub after!) We perform 3 varied concerts a year in venues around West Oxfordshire.

Seven Ages of Man - Cantores

Seven Ages of Man
Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 19:30 to 21:15

Cantores’ Summer programme this year contains words and music on the subject of youth and age. John Rutter’s ‘Five Childhood Lyrics’ set traditional nursery poems including ‘The Owl and the Pussy-cat’ and ‘Sing a Song of Sixpence’ to most accessible and immediately attractive music. The choir is joined at the piano by David Whitehead for music of youthful vigour in Bob Chilcott’s ‘Jazz Mass’. The composer manages to bring the sounds of the smoke filled jazz club into the church environment without compromising either.

Wu Quartet

Wu Quartet
Sunday, November 2, 2014 - 15:00 to 17:00

The multi-award winning Wu, one of the finest up-and-coming string quartets, performs music that is playful, powerful and of deep spiritual profundity. Haydn's quartets are favourites with audiences and ensembles alike and Beethoven’s opus 131 is said to be the greatest of all string quartets - his triumph over his deafness and other afflictions to achieve music of such extraordinary beauty is one of the wonders of the world. Between these works we hear Berg's two movement quartet, the very human expression of a young man at the crossroads between romanticism and modernism.

New London Chamber Ensemble

New London Chamber Ensemble
Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 19:30 to 21:15

Michael Dussek's standing as a chamber musician extends world-wide and he performs with a wind quintet that is unsurpassed in this attractive and diverting repertoire Mozart regarded this Quintet as one of his finest works. Poulenc is full of cabaret jollity and Piaf melancholy. Wonderful, warm and humane Nielsen gives us an affectionate portrait of each of the musicians for whom this unassuming masterpiece was composed, and Ligeti here is in 1950s Hungary, poking his tongue through the Iron Curtain. If you don't know the music, this is a concert of delight and surprises.

Missa Scala Aretina

Cantores November Concert at Cirencester
Saturday, November 28, 2015 - 19:30 to 22:30

Huge work, scored for three separate choirs, violins, cornetti* and continuo and we are lucky enough to have two excellent cornett players coming to play for us along with our favourite string players.

Banbury Orchestra Autumn Concert

Banbury Orchestra Autumn Concert
Saturday, November 26, 2016 - 17:15

 Banbury Symphony Orchestra brings together local musicians and audiences to experience the music and the unique thrill of involvement with a full symphony orchestra.
Orchestra members range from professional players and music teachers to enthusiastic and committed local players.
Regular members of our audience know that they will experience something special at each one of our concerts. Newcomers to our concerts are consistently impressed with the quality of our performances. We bring the best of the symphony orchestra repertoire to the heart of Cherwell

Mozart inspires

Mozart inspires
Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 15:00

Beethoven inspired by great Mozart with delightful, contrasting Poulenc - 'The London Supergroup… playing with panache, wit and discreet sensitivity... a constant joy' (Gramophone) It's a rare treat to hear both the great Piano and Wind Quintets by Mozart and Beethoven, the former (quite supreme Mozart) inspiring the latter.

Beethoven's Ghost

Beethoven's Ghost
Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 15:00

Beethoven's celebrated 'Ghost' Trio is a work of beauty and discovery, Shostakovich is, as ever, strident and satirical; the Liszt performance promises to be something special   Beethoven's much-loved 'Ghost' Trio is so-called because of the haunted, darkly mysterious quality of the slow movement. It's prefaced by James MacMillan's enigmatic, emotionally contrasted, but continuous, focussed fragments. Liszt's Funérailles is an elegy written in response to the crushing of the 1848 Hungarian revolution.

Quintessential Franck

Quintessential Franck
Sunday, March 5, 2017 - 15:00

Franck's passionate Piano Quintet is prefaced by popular and attractive pieces; the musicians include the sought after violinist Paul Barritt and the pianist James Lisney for whose playing (The Telegraph) 'has nothing but praise'  Among chamber music's best kept secrets are the concerts organised in and around Tring in Hertfordshire; they sell out immediately. The meat of this concert after the interval with the passionate, explosive, nothing-else-quite-like-it Piano Quintet by Franck.

Death and the Maiden

Death and the Maiden
Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 15:00

Franck's passionate Piano Quintet is prefaced by popular and attractive pieces; the musicians include the sought after violinist Paul Barritt and the pianist James Lisney for whose playing (The Telegraph) 'has nothing but praise'  Among chamber music's best kept secrets are the concerts organised in and around Tring in Hertfordshire; they sell out immediately. The meat of this concert after the interval with the passionate, explosive, nothing-else-quite-like-it Piano Quintet by Franck.

Three great Sextets

Three great Sextets
Sunday, October 8, 2017 - 15:00

Three great Sextets: The London Mozart Players, founded in 1949, was the first British chamber orchestra, and it remains alive and well. Six of their members bring a richly Romantic programme