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Page last updated: Friday 29th March 2024


Concert: Saturday 4th May, 2024

Vaughan Williams - Wasps Overture
2222 2220 timp perc harp strings - 9' [IMSLP]
Ravel - Piano Concerto in G
2222 2110 timp perc harp strings - 23' [IMSLP]
Fauré - Pelleas & Melisande Suite
2222 2220 timp harp strings - 18' [IMSLP]
Maxwell Davies - Orkney Wedding and Sunrise
2222 2220 timp perc bagpipes strings - 13'
[YouTube, with score (this is the full version, but we are playing the reduced version)]


Rehearsals

Here's the rehearsal schedule for this concert:

Tuesday 23rd April 2024 (tutti, minus timps/perc) - 7.30pm - 10pm, at Horspath Village Hall

Friday 26th April 2024 (strings only) - 7.30pm - 10pm, at Risinghurst Community Centre

Tuesday 30th April 2024 (tutti, minus timps/perc) - 7.30pm - 10pm, at Horspath Village Hall

Friday 3rd May 2024 (tutti, with timps and perc) - 7.30pm - 10pm, St Michael and All Angels' Church, Lonsdale Rd, Summertown

Saturday 4th May 2024 (tutti) - 2.15pm St Michael and All Angels' Church, Lonsdale Rd, Summertown

Opera: Saturday 6th July, 2024

Orchestration

Donizetti - The Elixir of Love
2222 2230 timp perc harp strings - 9' [IMSLP]


Rehearsals

Here's the rehearsal dates for the opera:

Friday 21st June 2024 - 7.30pm - 10pm, at All Saints Church, Marcham
Tuesday 25th June 2024 - 7.30pm - 10pm, at All Saints Church, Marcham
Tuesday 2nd July 2024 - 7.30pm - 10pm, at All Saints Church, Marcham
Friday 5th July 2024 - 7.30pm - 10pm, at All Saints Church, Marcham
Saturday 6th July 2024 (tutti) - 2pm St John the Evangelist Church, Oxford

Concert Dress

Gents-style attire

White shirt, black dinner jacket, black bow tie.

Ladies-style attire

Smart all black.

Venues

St John the Evangelist Church, Iffley Rd, Oxford [Google Maps] - OX4 1EH

St Michael and All Angels Church, Lonsdale Rd, Summertown [Google Maps] - OX2 7ES

Car

There is residential parking in the roads around the church. Do look at the parking restrictions as they vary a lot from bay to bay, however there is more parking available the further you go away from Summertown, e.g. on Portland Rd, Kings Cross Rd and Hamilton Rd.

Note also that there is a foot path (King George's Walk) which is a shortcut from Portland Rd to the church.

Bus

There are bus stops on the Banbury Rd, with frequent buses.

Cycle

There are several hoops for cycle parking tucked around the corner on the path along the north side of the church.

Horspath [Google Maps] - OX33 1RT, but the postcode is over a wide area, so best to put Horspath Cricket Club into your SatNav, and it'll take you there. Note also that venue is the Village Hall, near the cricket pitch, not the Community Hub (the old church) in the centre of Horspath.

Car

There is plenty of parking right in front of the village hall.

Bus

Horspath is served by the bus service no.46, which operates from Oxford to Great Milton, via Cowley, Horspath and Wheatley.

Cycle

There is a cycle route from the ring road near the BMW plant to Horspath. There is no dedicated cycle parking at the community centre, but there are fences that a bike can be locked to.

Marcham, All Saints Church 15 Church St, Marcham [Google Maps] - OX13 6NP

Car

There is parking available in the roads nearby. If you're not in greater need of access, then please leave the parking spots right near the church for some with heavy-to-carry instruments.

Bus

There are regular buses to Marcham, from Oxford, Abingdon and Wantage (service X1).

Cycle

There is no cycle parking at the church, however there is the odd bench around to lock a bike to, and the location is an idyllic country village, not known as a hotbed of cycle theft.

Risinghurst [Google Maps] - OX3 8HA

Car

There is a small amount of parking in front of the community centre. For those with easy-to-carry instruments, there is on-road parking available, often some on the main road (Kiln Lane) itself, but there is usually more available down the side-road (Richards Way).

Bus

Risinghurst is now served by the new bus service no.14, which operates up to mid-evening. Other than that, the nearest stops are on the A40, near Collinwood Road.

Cycle

There is cycle parking (Sheffield hoops) at the community centre.