Sat 9 Jun, Sheldonian Theatre
The Sheldonian Theatre was erected in 1664-8 to a design by Sir Christopher Wren. Its purpose was to provide an appropriate secular venue for the principal meetings and public ceremonies of the University, and this remains its purpose today. In addition the theatre has become a leading venue for musical concerts and recitals. Please note that tickets for concerts cannot be bought at the Sheldonian.
Please note Semi Circle and Upper Gallery seats do not have backrest.
Capacity: 800 - 1000
Facilities: Toilets (also disabled), No bar
Haydn: Nelson Mass
Handel: Dixit Dominus
Saturday, 9th June 2018, 7.30pm
Sheldonian Theatre, Broad Street, Oxford
The Instruments of Time and Truth
Paul Spicer conductor
Elizabeth Skinner soprano
Catherine Carby contralto
Daniel Auchincloss tenor
Tristan Hambleton bass
The Oxford Bach Choir's summer concert mixes youth and experience. Haydn's Nelson Mass was written when its composer was in his mid-sixties, at a time of great international tension. It is arguably the finest of his many masses, filled with drama and a wide range of emotions from terror to joy. Handel's setting of the vesper psalm Dixit Dominus, on the other hand, dates from his visit to Italy in his early twenties. His first major choral work, Dixit Dominus bubbles with energy and excitement, and a youthful swagger. It is also a great vocal showpiece, full of music to test a choir to its limits.
Duration: 2 hours with interval
We regret that children under 6 years old cannot be admitted to this concert.
Groups 10+ 15% discount (this will automatically apply in your basket.)
If you require a Wheelchair Space or accessible seating please contact the Oxford Bach Choir directly on 01865 980 220.