Mon 30 Oct, 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,
'Tenebrae' by Roman Rutishauser and 'Karma Shadub'...
Former members of the Hilliard Ensemble (David James, Steven Harrold, Rogers Covey-Crump. Gordon Jones, Robert McDonald) and violinist Paul Giger perform the UK Premiere of ‘Tenebrae’ by Swiss musician Roman Rutishauser, who composed the piece for these musicians. This special one-off charity concert is in aid of Community Action Nepal.
This dramatic composition, which defies stylistic categorisation, uses seven texts from the Tenebrae and creates an unusual soundscape by using the a cappella voices combined with a single improvising violin. The piece encompasses meditative sound worlds of harrowing harmonious beauty, elements of rhythmic tension and free improvisation from the vocal ensemble.
This is a rare opportunity to hear the former members of the world famous Hilliard Ensemble, who were highly regarded for their traditional repertoire and performances of contemporary music with artists like Arvo Pärt and Jan Garbarek. The Swiss violinist Paul Giger studied has worked since 1983 as a soloist, with half a dozen albums for ECM. He has also worked with Jan Garbarek, Marie-Louise Dähler and the Hilliard Ensemble.
‘A 70 minute sound extravaganza which is incomparable in its combination of old and new music’ - Der Bund
Duration: 1:15 with no interval