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City Of Oxford Orchestra Christmas and New Year Concerts

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Welcome to our Christmas and New Year concerts.

The Christmas Concerto by Candlelight is a truly magical musical experience in the superb acoustics of Exeter College Chapel.

Our exuberant Artistic Director, Stephen Bell presents his unmissable Viennese New Year Concert where, alongside his exciting Strauss selection, he welcomes back the internationally acclaimed Nicholas Daniel to play Mozart's much loved Oboe Concerto.

Viennese New Year Concert

The Christmas Concerto by Candlelight

Sunday 18th Decemeber - Exeter College Chapel

  • VIVALDI Winter
  • BACH Air on the G string
  • CORELLI Christmas Concerto
  • ALBINONI Oboe Concerto
  • HANDEL Concerto Grosso
  • MORRICONE Gabriel's Oboe

Viennese New Year Concert

Saturday 21st January - Sheldonian Theatre

  • MOZART The Marriage of Figaro
  • STRAUSS Waltzes, Polkas and Marches
  • MOZART Oboe Concerto


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