Wed 24 Jan 2018, SJE Arts at St John the Evangelist Church
A Grade I, G.F. Bodley designed church and adjoining cloister that forms part of St Stephen's House, a Permanent Private Hall of the University.
Recently updated as a concert venue, SJE has underfloor heating and new lighting, comfortable chairs, a new toilet block, staging, and a Steinway D concert grand piano. The acoustic is superb.
SJE is on the Iffley Road opposite the University Sports Ground. Buses from Oxford city centre stop directly outside. Buses from London stop five minutes' walk away in St Clement's.
Capacity: 400 - 500
Disabled access and toilet.
Bar on site for most events.
A selection of Green Rooms for performers.
Public car parks at St Clement's and behind Tesco on Cowley Road.
Limited parking for performers and Blue Badge holders in the college and, for some events, extra parking for the general public nearby
109a Iffley Road,
Daughter of a cathedral organist, the young Angela Hewitt ‘danced to Bach, sang to Bach, played him on the violin and recorder..’. Her passion has not faded. In 2016 she embarked on the Bach Odyssey – a mission to give public performance to all this consummate composer’s major keyboard works.
At SJE, we are to be treated to Book I of The Well-Tempered Clavier. The first of two collections of preludes and fugues in all 24 major and minor keys, this work is at once an exercise in counterpoint for students and, for pianists as accomplished as Angela Hewitt, one of the most technically demanding, imaginative and important pieces of music in the western repertoire.
Duration: 1:30 with interval
Optional Extra: Pre-concert dinner 6:30pm, £13 per person for 2 courses (wine and soft drinks available for additional purchase at the bar). Add concert ticket(s) to your basket and click continue to book dinner supplement.
Part of the SJE International Piano Series 2018