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  • Thu 5 May: Gilad Atzmon  
  • Oxford May Music Festival: 27th April - 2nd May - Music & Science Festival  
  • Oxford Early Music Festival, 10-15 May  
  • Music at Oxford presents Philharmonia Orchestra, Friday 6th May at the Sheldonian Theatre  
  •  Fantastic concerts at the Holywell Music Room  

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    The Sleeping Princess & The Selkie Albion Beatnik Bookstore Fri 27 May: 7.30pm

    Daniel Romano, Kacy & Clayton The Bullingdon Mon 30 May: 7.30pm

    Orkestra Del Sol, Horns Of Plenty, DJ Dan Ofer The Bullingdon Sat 21 May: 11.30pm

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    Master Your Memory
    Book by Fri, 29 April

    (Starts Sat, 30 April)

    Water Pageant Album Launch
    Book by Fri, 29 April

    (Starts Fri, 29 April)

    Dance and Movement - Over 50 Years
    Book by Fri, 29 April

    (Starts Fri, 29 April)

    Rob Auton: The Water Show
    Book by Fri, 29 April

    (Starts Fri, 29 April)

    Orphans
    Book by Fri, 29 April

    (Starts Fri, 29 April)

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    Friday 29th April 2016 Hide

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    Nicholas Daniel and Charles Owen Music at Oxford

    One of the world's greatest Oboists Nicholas Daniel plays Bach, Schumann, Haas, Rubbra and Bowen.

    7.30-9.20pm £5 - £42

    Jacqueline Du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's College, Cowley Place, Oxford OX4 1DY

    ...musicatoxford.com... Email Me 01865 244806

    Booking advised by 29 Apr 2016

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    A Mixed Bagatelle Oxford May Music Festival

    Goldner String Quartet with programme including Clarke, Dvořák & Beethoven

    8pm £20, £15 (concs)

    Holywell Music Room, Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3BN

    www.oxfordmaymusic.co.uk

    Concert, Festival, Music, Classical Music, Today, This Week

    INSTRUMENTS of TIME &TRUTH with the BATE PLAYERS

    English and French music fro the Seventeenth century played of period instruments.

    8pm £25/£5

    New College Chapel, New College, Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3BN

    www.timeandtruth.co.uk Email Me 01865 558503

    No need to book!

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    Lunchtime Recital - Claire Victoria Roberts (violin) and Osman Tack (piano)

    Claire Victoria Roberts and Osman Tack will be performing music by J.S. Bach and Messiaen.

    1-2pm Free

    Pichette Auditorium, Pembroke College, St Aldates, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 1DW

    ...ox.ac.uk... 01865 610952

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    FestivalFriday 29th April 2016 Hide

    Oxford May Music Festival

    Reviews

    Annual festival combining science talks with high-profile music performances.

    Various Various

    Holywell Music Room, Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3BN

    www.oxfordmaymusic.co.uk/

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    WorshipFriday 29th April 2016 Hide

    Choral Service New College Choir

    With the acclaimed New College Choir.

    6.15pm Free

    New College Chapel, New College, Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3BN

    www.newcollegechoir.com Email Me 01865 279108

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    GigFriday 29th April 2016 Hide

    Water Pageant Album Launch Tigmus

    Electro-dream-folk duo Water Pageant launch their debut album, Outlines, with support from Sylva Kay.

    7.30pm £6 (£5)

    Art Jericho, 6 King Street, Oxford OX2 6DF, Wed - Sunday 12-6pm

    www.waterpageant.co.uk Email Me 07855 814684

    Booking advised by 29 Apr 2016 Book tickets

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    Saturday 30th April 2016 Hide

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    Michael Finnissy's Verdi Transcriptions for Piano

    The Verdi Transcriptions, performed by Jonathan Powell, is one of Finnissy’s most powerful and satisfying works for solo piano.

    7.30pm £8 (£5)

    Jacqueline Du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's College, Cowley Place, Oxford OX4 1DY

    ...ox.ac.uk... 01865 286660

    Concert, Tomorrow, This Week

    40th Anniversary Gala Reunion Concert The Arcadian Singers of Oxford

    Tallis' Spem in Alium, Howells' Requiem and Oliver Tarney's Magnificat. Conductor - Tomos Watkins.

    7.30pm TBC

    Wesley Memorial Church, New Inn Hall Street, Oxford OX1 2DH

    www.arcadiansingers.co.uk/ arcadiansingersoxford@gmail.com

    Concert, Music, Tomorrow, This Week, Choral

    Owen-Apekisheva Duo Oxford May Music Festival

    A mixture of French and Russian music for piano.

    2.30pm Free entry with ticket for evening concert

    SJE Arts at the church of S. John the Evangelist, 109 Iffley Road, Oxford OX4 1EH

    www.oxfordmaymusic.co.uk/

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    Nature Rejoicing Concert (Vivaldi/Purcell) – Wheatley Singers Wheatley Singers

    Performance of Vivaldi's sparkling “Gloria” and Purcell's delightful “Come Ye Sons of Art”.

    7.30-9.30pm £10 (£8 adv)

    St Mary the Virgin, Church Road, Wheatley, Oxfordshire, OX33 1LZ

    twitter.com/WheatleySingers Email Me

    Gig, Concert, Music, Classical Music, Tomorrow, This Week

    FestivalSaturday 30th April 2016 Hide

    Oxford May Music Festival

    Reviews

    Annual festival combining science talks with high-profile music performances.

    Various Various

    Holywell Music Room, Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3BN

    www.oxfordmaymusic.co.uk/

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    WorshipSaturday 30th April 2016 Hide

    Merton College Choir

    Choral Evensong.

    6.15pm Free

    Merton College Chapel, Merton Street, Oxford OX1 4JD

    ...ox.ac.uk... Email Me 01865 616724

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    Concert, Classical Music, Worship, Tomorrow, This Week, Choral

    Choral Service New College Choir

    With the acclaimed New College Choir.

    6.15pm Free

    New College Chapel, New College, Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3BN

    www.newcollegechoir.com Email Me 01865 279108

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    Family FriendlySaturday 30th April 2016 Hide

    Open House St Barnabas and St Thomas, Oxford

    Including: guided walks, University Brass Band, fire brigade, bookstall, raffle, cake, child-friendly.

    10am-2pm Free

    St Barnabas, St Barnabas Street, Jericho, Oxford OX2 6BG

    www.sbarnabas.org.uk Email Me 01865 557530

    No need to book!

    Concert, Family Friendly, Meeting, Tomorrow, This Week, Cake

    GigSaturday 30th April 2016 Hide

    Rainer Hersch's Victor Borge - "The Funniest Man in the World" Oxford May Music Festival

    Star of TV and radio presents his Edinburgh Fringe show

    8pm £20 (£15)

    SJE Arts at the church of S. John the Evangelist, 109 Iffley Road, Oxford OX4 1EH

    www.oxfordmaymusic.co.uk/

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    Sunday 1st May 2016 Hide

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    Carducci String Quartet Oxford Coffee Concerts

    Mozart String Quartet (“Hunt”), Mendelssohn String Quintet in B flat, op 87

    11.15am £12, £11 (concs)

    Holywell Music Room, Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3BN

    coffeeconcerts.co.uk/

    Concert, Music, Classical Music, This Week, OX1

    Fanny & Ludwig Oxford May Music Festival

    String works by Fanny Mendelssohn & Beethoven

    2.30pm £11, £8 (concs)

    Holywell Music Room, Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3BN

    www.oxfordmaymusic.co.uk

    Concert, Festival, Music, Classical Music, This Week

    The Dark Side Oxford May Music Festival

    Professors Russell Foster & Ron Douglas explore the consequences of darkness followed by a performance by Phronesis Jazz Trio in darkness

    8pm £20, £15 (concs)

    Holywell Music Room, Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3BN

    www.oxfordmaymusic.co.uk

    Gig, Concert, Festival, Music, Jazz, Science, This Week

    Choral Eucharist with Keble College Chapel Choir Keble College Chapel

    One of Oxford's best mixed-voice choirs offers a full choral Eucharist with a distinguished preacher. Drinks following.

    5.30pm Free

    Keble College Chapel, Keble College, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PG, Open daily

    www.keble.ox.ac.uk/about/chapel Email Me 01865 272727

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    *FREE* Concert - Eden Stell Guitar Duo - Balliol Musical Society Balliol College Musical Society

    Featuring works by Sor, Couperin, Rameau, Sarajyan, Poulenc, Monpou and Brahms.

    8.25pm Free

    Balliol College, Broad St, Oxford OX1 3BJ, 10am - 5pm or dusk (whichever is earlier). £2 adults, £1 concessions.

    users.ox.ac.uk/~ballmsoc/index.html Email Me

    Concert, This Week

    FestivalSunday 1st May 2016 Hide

    Oxford May Music Festival

    Reviews

    Annual festival combining science talks with high-profile music performances.

    Various Various

    Holywell Music Room, Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3BN

    www.oxfordmaymusic.co.uk/

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    WorshipSunday 1st May 2016 Hide

    Merton College Choir

    Choral Evensong.

    5.45pm Free

    Merton College Chapel, Merton Street, Oxford OX1 4JD

    ...ox.ac.uk... Email Me 01865 616724

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    Concert, Classical Music, Worship, Tomorrow, This Week, Choral

    Choral Service New College Choir

    With the acclaimed New College Choir.

    6pm Free

    New College Chapel, New College, Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3BN

    www.newcollegechoir.com Email Me 01865 279108

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    GigSunday 1st May 2016 Hide

    Stewart Curtis and his Brass Bottom Quartet (reeds, guitar, bass & drums) The Oxford Wine Café

    This saxophonist, clarinetist and flautist has an infectious delivery – full of fun and virtuosity!

    6.30-9pm Free

    Oxford Wine Café (Summertown), 38 South Parade, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7JN, Mon - Fri: 8.30am - 11pm Sat: 10am - 11pm Sun: 10am - 10pm

    www.oxfordwinecafe.co.uk Email Me 01865236959

    Gig, Concert, Music, Jazz, This Week

    Oxford Classic Jazz Band Oxford Classic Jazz

    Uniquely engaging Oxford Classic Jazz brightens up Sunday with Rags and Classic American Songs

    3 - 6pm Free - fine ales and dining available!

    Prince of Wales (Iffley), 73 Church Way, Iffley Village, Oxford OX4 4EF

    www.classicjazz.co.uk Email Me 07932 748379

    No need to book!

    Gig, Concert, Family Friendly, This Week

    Monday 2nd May 2016 Hide

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    Goldner String Quartet Oxford May Music Festival

    Programme includes Clara Schumann, Poulenc & Tchaikovsky

    2pm £11, £8 (concs)

    Holywell Music Room, Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3BN

    www.oxfordmaymusic.co.uk

    Concert, Festival, Music, Classical Music, This Week

    Festival Finale Oxford May Music Festival

    Programme includes Saint-Saëns, Caplet, Ravel & Mozart

    6pm £20, £15 (concs)

    Holywell Music Room, Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3BN

    www.oxfordmaymusic.co.uk

    Concert, Festival, Music, Classical Music, This Week

    Music On Mondays lunchtime concert St Michael at the North Gate

    Come and hear superb music in a tranquil setting. Different each week, solo recitals and ensembles.

    1-1.50pm Free

    St Michael at the Northgate, Oxford City Church, Cornmarket Street, Oxford OX1 3EY, 10.30am - 5pm (4pm in Winter)

    www.smng.org.uk Email Me 01865 240940

    No need to book!

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    FestivalMonday 2nd May 2016 Hide

    Oxford May Music Festival

    Reviews

    Annual festival combining science talks with high-profile music performances.

    Various Various

    Holywell Music Room, Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3BN

    www.oxfordmaymusic.co.uk/

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    WorshipMonday 2nd May 2016 Hide

    Choral Service New College Choir

    With the acclaimed New College Choir.

    6.15pm Free

    New College Chapel, New College, Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3BN

    www.newcollegechoir.com Email Me 01865 279108

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    Tuesday 3rd May 2016 Hide

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    Chamber Series II Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra

    Schubert - String Quintet in C, Brahms - String sextet no.1

    7pm £25

    Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2PH, Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm

    Concert, Music, Classical Music, This Week, OX1

    WorshipTuesday 3rd May 2016 Hide

    Merton College Choir

    Choral Evensong.

    6.15pm Free

    Merton College Chapel, Merton Street, Oxford OX1 4JD

    ...ox.ac.uk... Email Me 01865 616724

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    Choral Service New College Choir

    With the acclaimed New College Choir.

    6.15pm Free

    New College Chapel, New College, Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3BN

    www.newcollegechoir.com Email Me 01865 279108

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    Wednesday 4th May 2016 Hide

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    Lunchtime Recital - Rachel Fright (piano)

    This event will begin at 1.10pm. Rachel Fright will be performing music by Chopin, Brahms, Scriabin and Ravel.

    1-2pm Free

    Pichette Auditorium, Pembroke College, St Aldates, Oxford, OX1 1DW

    ...ox.ac.uk... 01865 610952

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    ClassesWednesday 4th May 2016 Hide

    Woodwind Masterclass Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra

    Anthony Robb and Joseph Sanders offer their expertise in solo and chamber music

    1.30pm-3.30pm Free - advance reservation required

    Jacqueline Du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's College, Cowley Place, Oxford OX4 1DY

    Concert, Courses and Workshops, Music, Classical Music, This Week, Classes, Baroque

    Thursday 5th May 2016 Hide

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    Merton College Chapel Organ Recital Series

    Peter Shepherd (Merton College)

    1.15pm Free

    Merton College Chapel, Merton Street, Oxford OX1 4JD

    ...ox.ac.uk... Email Me 01865 616724

    Concert, Classical Music, Worship, This Week

    Festive Service with Keble College Chapel Choir Keble College Chapel

    Celebrate the great Feast of the Ascension with one of Oxford's best mixed choirs.

    6-7pm Free

    Keble College Chapel, Keble College, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PG, Open daily

    www.keble.ox.ac.uk/about/chapel Email Me 01865 272727

    Concert, Oxford College, This Week, Choral, OX1

    Chad Valley + Salvation Bill + After the Thought Tigmus

    Chad Valley returns from extensive USA touring, for a hometown show having just released a new album.

    7-11pm £10 (£8 adv., £6 early bird)

    St Barnabas, St Barnabas Street, Jericho, Oxford OX2 6BG

    tigmus.com/shows/171 Email Me

    Must book by 05 May 2016

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    Dipper Malkin

    Folk duo

    7pm £5 (recommended donation)

    Warneford Chapel, Warneford Lane, Headington, Oxford OX3 7JX

    Gig, Concert, Music, Folk, This Week, OX3

    GigThursday 5th May 2016 Hide

    Stephen Dale Petit Live at The Haven Club (The Bullingdon) The Haven Club

    SDP and his band live and in full force at The Haven Club, Oxford. It WILL be loud.

    7pm £10 (£5)

    The Bullingdon, 162 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1UE, Midday to 1am Sunday - Thursday and midday to 3am Friday and Saturday.

    www.wegottickets.com/event/350989 info@havenclub.co.uk 01865 244516

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    The Catweazle Club The Catweazle Club

    Oxford's Performance Space for music, poetry, story & song, & all manner of acoustic artistry

    8pm-11pm (sign-up before 7.30) £6

    East Oxford Community Centre, 44b Princes Street (corner of Cowley Rd), Oxford OX4 1HU

    www.catweazleclub.com Email Me

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    WorshipThursday 5th May 2016 Hide

    Merton College Choir

    Sung Eucharist.

    6pm Free

    Merton College Chapel, Merton Street, Oxford OX1 4JD

    ...ox.ac.uk... Email Me 01865 616724

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    Choral Service New College Choir

    With the acclaimed New College Choir.

    6.15pm Free

    New College Chapel, New College, Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3BN

    www.newcollegechoir.com Email Me 01865 279108

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