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    Billie Holiday tribute and dinner Iffley Blue Restaurant Sat 6 Jun: 6.30

    Life Drawing Dean Court Community Centre Mon 25 May: 7pm - 9pm

    Hertford College Music Society Concert: Waltz Under a Paper Moon St Mary the Virgin, University Church Mon 25 May: 7:30 pm

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    Watch Out Nixie's About!
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    Meditation Retreat Day (Mindfulness/Vipassana)
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    Nick Cope's Half Term Concert
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    Monday 25th May 2015 Hide

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    Lunchtime Concert

    Enjoy beautiful music with superb soloists or ensembles each week in our tranquil church.

    1pm Free, retiring collection

    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

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    Hertford College Music Society Concert: Waltz Under a Paper Moon Hertford College Music Society

    A varied evening of music by Hertford College's Jazz Band, Wind Band and Orchestra

    7:30 pm Free

    St Mary the Virgin, University Church, High Street, Oxford OX1 4BJ

    hertfordmusic.org Email Me

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    Chamber Ensemble of London: Ireland, Purcell, Delius, Arne and Britten English Music Festival

    A delightful programme of pieces by favourite composers as well as some more unusual works

    2.15pm £17.50

    Radley College, Kennington Rd, Radley, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 2HR

    www.englishmusicfestival.org.uk

    Booking advised by 25 May 2015

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    Roderick Williams sings Butterworth's A Shropshire Lad English Music Festival

    Symphonia Academica perform Boughton, Milford, Finzi, Holst and Butterworth.

    7.00pm £22

    Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester-on-Thames, just off the A4074

    Email Me

    Booking advised by 25 May 2015

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    '101 Liaisons': Horologe perform music from the 18th Century English Music Festival

    Tales of love and abandonment for voice, harpsichord and viola da gamba.

    10.45am £17.50

    Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester-on-Thames, just off the A4074

    www.englishmusicfestival.org.uk

    Booking advised by 25 May 2015

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    Lunchtime Recital

    Songs by Dilys Elwyn-Edwards, James MacMillan and Judith Weir.

    1.15pm Free

    Pembroke College, 37 Pembroke Street, Oxford OX1 1DW, Not usually open to visitors.

    www.ox.ac.uk/event/lunchtime-recital-0 01865 276444

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    Tuesday 26th May 2015 Hide

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    Another Voice that Sings Bate Collection Concert

    Operatic works for natural horn and piano

    7.30pm £12 / £10

    Holywell Music Room, Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3BN

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    Songs of Love, War and Melancholy

    Anneke Scott (natural horn) and Steven Devine (piano).

    7.30 - 9.30pm £12 (£10)

    Holywell Music Room, Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3BN

    ...ox.ac.uk... 01865 286261

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    Nick Cope's Half Term Concert Nick Cope

    We can't wait for Nick Cope to come back to Barefoot for an exciting half term concert!

    1.30-2.15pm £5

    Barefoot Books Studio, 294 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7ED

    ...barefootbooks.com... help@barefootbook.com 01865 311100

    Must book by 26 May 2015

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    WorshipTuesday 26th May 2015 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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    Wednesday 27th May 2015 Hide

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    Choral Evensong with Keble College Chapel Choir Keble College Chapel

    One of Oxford's best mixed-voice choirs offers choral Evensong. All welcome.

    6pm Free

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

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

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    The Queen's College lunchtime organ recital

    With Matthew Burgess (St Paul's Church, Clapham Old Town).

    1 - 2pm Free with a retiring collection.

    The Queen's College, 40 High St, Oxford OX1 4AW, By appointment only.

    ...ox.ac.uk... 01865 279125

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    Shirley Smart OCM

    One of the UK's most versatile and creative cellists

    7pm £5 recommended donation

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

    www.ocmevents.org/ocm/index.seam 01865 484777

    Booking advised by 26 May 2015

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    GigWednesday 27th May 2015 Hide

    Open Improvisation - Karaoke for Improvisers Oxford Improvisers

    Improvise with pre-recorded tracks, all musicians welcome

    8pm

    Oxford Brookes Drama Studio, Oxford Brookes University, Headington Hill Hall Campus, (behind Richard Hamilton Building - ask site staff), Headington, Oxford OX3 0BP

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    Thursday 28th May 2015 Hide

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    St Hilda's College Lunchtime Recital: Piano recital with An-Ting Chang

    An-Ting Chang (postgraduate student at the RAM).

    1.15 - 1.45pm Free.

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

    ...ox.ac.uk... 01865 276884

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    Merton College Chapel

    Peter Shepherd (Merton College, Junior Organ scholar)

    1.15pm Free

    Merton College Chapel, Merton Street, Oxford OX1 4JD

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

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    Compline by Candlelight with Keble College Choral Scholars Keble College Chapel

    The ancient service of Compline offered in candlelit darkness; sung by choral scholars.

    9pm Free

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

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

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    The Soloists Of Oxford Philomusica Oxford Philomusica Chamber Series

    Programme includes Mozart, Beethoven & Holst

    7.30pm £20

    The Queen's College, 40 High St, Oxford OX1 4AW, By appointment only.

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    Lunchtime Recital

    With Terence Crolley (organ)

    1.30pm Free

    Harris Manchester College Chapel, Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3DT, Chapel only open Mon-Fri 10.00-17.30, Sat 9.00-12.00

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    Oxybaroxy Oxfordshire County Music Service

    Oxfordshire Youth Baroque Strings play Telemann, CPE Bach, Vivaldi, Haydn and Schubert.

    7.30pm Free

    St John the Baptist Church, Stanton St John, Oxfordshire

    music.service@oxfordshire.gov.uk 01865 740000

    No need to book!

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    WorshipThursday 28th May 2015 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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    GigThursday 28th May 2015 Hide

    All Tamara's Spanish Parties All Tamara's Parties and Medley Mangetout

    A night of food and music with a Spanish theme hosted at Medley Manor Farm, Binsey.

    7.30pm £35

    Medley Manor Farm, Binsey, OX2 0NG

    www.facebook.com/events/361355890721141/ Email Me

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    Celebrate Jazz Day with Nick Gill - Classic Jazz and Ragtime piano/vocals Oxford Classic Jazz

    Light, melodic and creative renditions of Cole Porter, Fats Waller, Scott Joplin et al

    8 - 11pm Free - good food and real ales available

    The Cock Inn, Combe

    www.classicjazz.co.uk Email Me 07932748379

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    Nick Gill Oxford Classic Jazz

    Classic jazz and ragtime piano/vocals. Light, melodic and creative renditions of Cole Port

    8 - 11pm Free - good fine and real ales available

    The Cock Inn, Combe

    www.classicjazz.co.uk Email Me 07932 748379

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    Friday 29th May 2015 Hide

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    Turl Street Orchestra Concert Turl Street Orchestra

    Haydn - Symphony no.103 in Eb major; Rossini - 'La Cenerentola' Overture

    8:30pm Free

    Exeter College Chapel, Exeter College, Turl Street, Oxford OX1 3DP

    oxfordturlstreetorchestra@gmail.com

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    Oxford University Chorus

    Tippett - Five Negro Spirituals, Stravinsky - Symphony of Psalms

    8pm

    St Mary the Virgin, University Church, High Street, Oxford OX1 4BJ

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    The Tchaikovsky Competition Concert: Kristine Balanas (Violin)

    Featuring Brahms, Schumann, and Paganini.

    7.30pm £12 (£10, £5)

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

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    GigFriday 29th May 2015 Hide

    Nest Collective Residency – Okina Modern art Oxford

    Nest Collective Residency – Okina - 'interesting, modern, inventive folk music'

    8pm - 11pm Free!

    Modern Art Oxford, 30 Pembroke Street, Oxford OX1 1BP, Tues-Sat: 11am-6pm. Sun: 12-5pm. Closed Monday

    Website

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    Saturday 30th May 2015 Hide

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    Jacqueline du Pré Music Building presents Maki Sekiya, piano

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    7.30pm £5-£15

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

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    Choral concert Oxford Liedertafel

    Choral music by Tallis, Byrd and others plus Lute songs sung by James Bowman.

    8pm £10

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

    www.liedertafel.org/ tickets@liedertafel.org

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    First Birthday Concert Instruments Of Time & Truth

    An evening of Mozart to include Jupiter Symphony and arias from Don Giovanni & Figaro

    7.30pm £10-£40

    Sheldonian Theatre, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AZ

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    A Confection of Mozart Instrumnest of Time and Truth

    Mozart Jupiter Symphony, arias and violin concerto

    7.30 pm £10 to £40

    Sheldonian Theatre, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AZ

    www.timeandtruth.co.uk Email Me 01865 305305 Tickets Oxford

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    Jazz on a Summer's Day: David Gordon Trio St Giles Church

    ‘Alexander Scriabin's Ragtime Band'

    7.30pm £12 (£10, £5)

    St Giles' Church, 10 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HA

    www.facebook.com/events/1555117998107626 Email Me +44 (0)1865-311198

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    Jazz Brunch WOCA

    American Jazz Legend Bob Wilber plays vintage clarinet with Oxford Classic Jazz Band

    11am - 1pm £6 (£4.50 concessions) - free coffee and croissant

    West Oxford Community Centre, Botley Road, Oxford OX2 0BT

    www.classicjazz.co.uk Email Me 07932748379

    Booking advised by 30 May 2015 Book tickets

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    Frobenius at 50: Bach Organ Festival - Thomas Trotter

    Thomas Trotter plays a programme of Bach's organ works.

    7.30 - 9pm £5 - £20, concessions available

    The Queen's College, 40 High St, Oxford OX1 4AW, By appointment only.

    ...ox.ac.uk... 01865 279125

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    Eglesfield Music Society Saturday Recital

    Anny Chen and Dimitris Daskalakis, violin recital.

    1.30 - 2.15pm Free

    The Queen's College, 40 High St, Oxford OX1 4AW, By appointment only.

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    OUWO Summer Concert

    With Oxford University Wind Orchestra

    7.30pm

    St Peter's College, New Inn Hall Street, Oxford OX1 2DL, Daily 10am - 5pm. Admission free.

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    John Mark Ainsley and Joseph Middleton Music at St Peter's Wallingford

    The acclaimed tenor sings Purcell, Schubert, Duparc, Faure, Gurney, Butterworth and Hahn

    8 pm £14 on door/phone to reserve

    St Peter's Church, Thames St, Wallingford OX10 0BH

    musicatstpeterswallingford.org.uk/ Email Me 01491 824792

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    GigSaturday 30th May 2015 Hide

    An Audience with Bob Wilber West Oxford Community Association

    Jazz legend Bob Wilber (87 years) is still playing delightful Bechet-inspired clarinet and saxophone.

    11am - 1.30pm £6 (£4.50)

    West Oxford Community Centre, Botley Road, Oxford OX2 0BT

    www.woca.org.uk Email Me 01865 245761

    Booking advised by 29 May 2015 Book tickets

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    NightlifeSaturday 30th May 2015 Hide

    Live Jazz in Marlow , The Claire Jones Trio. Cafe Copia Wine Bar, 77 High St. Marlow, SL7 1AB

    Claire, vocals with Pete Dixon guitar & Nick Hill keys play superb samba, swing and soul

    8.30 Wine and cheese at good prices

    Cafe Copia Wine Bar, High Street, Marlow, SL7 1AB

    www.cafecopia.co.uk/ Email Me 01491 833 792

    No need to book!

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    Sunday 31st May 2015 Hide

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    Coffee Concert this week: Beethoven and Korngold

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    11.15am £12 (£11, ages 5-10 free)

    Holywell Music Room, Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3BN

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    Jashn-e Tirgan: Persian Classical & Folk music The Voice of Santur

    Persian Classical & Folk music by Santur virtuoso Peyman Heydarian and friends

    7pm £12 (£10)

    Holywell Music Room, Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3BN

    www.thesantur.com Email Me

    Booking advised by 31 May 2015

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    Sung Service with Keble College Chapel Choir

    One of Oxford's best mixed-voice choirs offer Eucharist w/guest preacher. All welcome.

    5.30pm Free

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

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

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    Some Enchanted Evening supported by Iffley Music Society

    Edmund Caird Shelley Cox Charlotte Elkins & Phoebe Rayner sing Mozart to Ravel & Broadway

    4 pm £10 (£7 concessions)

    Iffley Church Hall, 101 Church Way, Iffley OX4 4EG

    Email Me 01608 678212

    No need to book!

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    J.S. Bach Mass In B Minor Camerata of Curiosities

    Eight star singers and a Baroque orchestra celebrate the 500th anniversary of the birth of Saint Philip Neri

    8pm £10-£42

    The Oxford Oratory Church of St Aloysius Gonzaga, Woodstock Road OX2 6HA, Mon - Fri: 7am - 7pm Sat: 8am - 7pm Sun: 7.45am - 12.30pm, 5pm - 7.30pm All times approximate

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    WorshipSunday 31st May 2015 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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    Liberal Worship in East Oxford St Mary St John's Church, Cowley Road, East Oxford

    Diverse and welcoming Anglican service in the liberal catholic tradition

    10:30am-11:40am Free

    St Mary and St John's Church, Cowley Road and Magdlaen Road, E Oxford OX4 1UR

    www.stmaryandstjohn.org/ Email Me 01865 242396

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    Jazz - Rebecca Poole Quartet Oxford Wine Cafe

    A fantastic singer with great charm and a fabulous voice returns by popular demand!

    6.30-9.00pm Free

    Oxford Wine Café, 38 South Parade, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7JN

    www.oxfordwinecafe.co.uk 01865 236959

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