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April - May 2008
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The Oboe Band - Saturday April 26
The Oboe Band

Steven Osborne
Steven Osborne
- April 30

Christopher Burke - Drawn on Stage Exhibition: April 30 - May 11
Christopher Burke -
Drawn to the Stage


Saturday 26th April
St Thomas of Canterbury RC Church


War and Peace:
Exploring the Oboe Band’s Role On and Off the Battlefield

Jean Baptiste-Lully - L’air des Hautbois
Johann Philip Krieger - Lustige Field Musik Partita No 1
GF Handel - Rigaudon, Bourree and March
Henry Purcell - Suite from King Arthur
Suite from The Fairy Queen
Joseph Bodin de Boismortier - Sonata in G minor Op 34 No 1
Johann Christian Pez - Suite in D minor
JS Bach - Motet – Lobert den Herrn alle Heiden

The Oboe Band brings together four young professional musicians who specialise in historical performance.  The group was formed in 2004 to revive this once hugely popular ensemble of oboes and bassoons and to explore its rich and varied repertoire.  Their music includes pieces for theatre by Purcell and his contemporaries, ceremonial music and chamber sonatas from composers throughout Europe.

The Band was appointed Ensemble in Residence at the Royal College of Music in 2006. From this prestigious position its members have aimed to promote Historical Performance and its many aspects through coaching for students, giving concerts and lecture recitals.  Past performances have included recitals at the Tilford Bach Festival, The Pangbourne Festival and the York Early Music Festival, as finalists in the Young Artists Competition. 

The Band has abundant vitality and freshness
Early Music Today

Their concerts are packed with insight and historical detail, giving audiences a glimpse into a long-neglected musical world
UpBeat Magazine

Tickets: £15.


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