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  • London Bulgarian Choir and Voices Unlimited (in aid of Hope and Homes for Children) - 8.30pm, May 9th at St Barnabas Church  
  • Schola Cantorum's 55th Anniversary Concert 2nd May 2015  
  • Coffee Concert this week: Schumann and Schubert  
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  • Truck Festival, Hill Farm, Oxfordshire, 17-18 July 2015. Headliners: The Charlatans, Basement Jaxx  
  • Oxford Philomusica play Mozart, 1 & 3 May 2015, New Theatre  
  • Truck Festival 2015 Competition  
  • Catweazle Club - legendary home of acoustic artistry. Every Thursday, 8pm, East Oxford Community Centre  
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    The Oxford Imps The Wheatsheaf Mon 4 May: 8-10

    El Dorado May Day House Party The Oxford Retreat Thu 30 Apr: 9pm-6am

    How do you Know a Religion when you See One? Somerville College Sun 10 May: 6pm

    Last chance to book for

    Age UK Hustings for the Witney Constituency
    Book by Wed, 29 April

    (Starts Fri, 1 May)

    Duotone
    Book by Wed, 29 April

    (Starts Wed, 29 April)

    Musical Soiree of Young Thames Valley Musicians
    Book by Wed, 29 April

    (Starts Thu, 30 April)

    Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz & Aoife O'Donovan
    Book by Wed, 29 April

    (Starts Wed, 29 April)

    1940's Style Ball
    Book by Wed, 29 April

    (Starts Sat, 2 May)

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    Tuesday 28th April 2015 Hide

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    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 29th April 2015 Hide

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    The Heath String Quartet and Paul Dean (Clarinet) Oxford May Music 2015

    Programme includes Haydn & Dvorak String Quartets and Brahms Clarinet quintet

    8pm-10.30pm 20 (15 concs)

    Holywell Music Room, Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3BN

    www.oxfordmaymusic.co.uk/

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    The Queen's College lunchtime organ recital

    With Gerard Gillen (Pro-Cathedral, Dublin). Doors open at 1pm.

    1 - 2pm Free with a retiring collection.

    Queen's College Chapel, High Street, Oxford OX1 4AW

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

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    A Choral Pilgrimage: Maennerstimmen Basel in concert Männerstimmen Basel

    In a whistlestop tour through Britain, the Swiss choir will perform his choral treats.

    7.30pm Free

    Merton College Chapel, Merton Street, Oxford OX1 4JD, Mon - Fri: 2 - 5pm (or dusk if earlier) Sat & Sun: 10am - 5pm (or dusk if earlier). Admission 3.

    www.maennerstimmen.ch Email Me 0041798005130

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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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    Piano & Organ Recital in aid of Iraqi Christians In Need Iraqi Christians In Need

    A lunchtime recital of the romantic genre including works by Beethoven, Chopin & Schubert

    12.30pm Retiring collection

    Somerville College, Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HD, Daily 2pm - 4.30pm. Admission free.

    www.icin.org.uk C.J.Bahoshy@gmail.com +447732155612

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    FestivalWednesday 29th April 2015 Hide

    Oxford May Music festival, 29th April - 4th May 2015. Music and Science festival

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    GigWednesday 29th April 2015 Hide

    Duotone

    Launch of cellist Barney Morse-Brown's new EP "Let's Get Low"

    8pm (12, 10 concs)

    North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade, Oxford OX2 7NN, Mon - Sat: 11am - 4pm

    ...thenorthwall.com... Email Me 01865 319450

    Booking advised by 29 Apr 2015 Book tickets

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    Thursday 30th April 2015 Hide

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    St Hilda's College Lunchtime Recital: Piano recital

    Jonathan Powell (piano).

    1.15 - 1.45pm Free.

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

    www.ox.ac.uk/event/piano-recital-11 01865 276884

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    Borodin - The Composer Oxford May Music 2015

    An evening of Russian composers including Borodin, Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky and Glazunov

    8pm-10.30pm 20 (15 concs)

    Holywell Music Room, Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3BN

    www.oxfordmaymusic.co.uk/

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    Merton College Chapel Organ Recital - The Complete Bach Organ Works

    Daniel Hyde plays the complete organ works of JS Bach

    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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    Musical Soiree of Young Thames Valley Musicians Rotary District 1090

    Concert by young Thames Valley musicians to raise funds for SeeSaw and End Polio Now.

    7pm 16

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

    ...rotary-ribi.org... Email Me 01344 891376

    Booking advised by 29 Apr 2015

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    The Topsy-Turvy World of Gilbert and Sullivan

    Arias, ensembles, mirth and wit from all the favourites sung by an Oxford G&S Group

    7.30 pm 5 on the door, wine and nibbles

    St Frideswide Church, Botley Road, Osney Island, Oxford OX2 0BL

    Email Me

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    FestivalThursday 30th April 2015 Hide

    Oxford May Music festival, 29th April - 4th May 2015. Music and Science festival

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    WorshipThursday 30th April 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 30th April 2015 Hide

    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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    Oxford Philomusica play Mozart, 1 & 3 May 2015, New Theatre

    Reviews

    Mozart's comic masterpiece transposed to war time Britain

    7pm 16-65

    New Theatre, Oxford, 2 George Street, Oxford OX1 2AG

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    Trio Dali & Friends Oxford May Music 2015

    Programme includes Mendelssohn, Hummel, Boccherini & Mozart

    8pm-10.30pm 20 (15 concs)

    Holywell Music Room, Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3BN

    www.oxfordmaymusic.co.uk/

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    Merton College Choir Music at Oxford

    Bernstein Chichester Psalms, Lassus Missa Bell' Amfitrit' altera and new works by Jonathaon Dove & James MacMillan

    8.00pm (pre concert talk at 7.00pm) 20

    Merton College Chapel, Merton Street, Oxford OX1 4JD, Mon - Fri: 2 - 5pm (or dusk if earlier) Sat & Sun: 10am - 5pm (or dusk if earlier). Admission 3.

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    Thames Vale Youth Orchestra

    Pupils from local schools with programme including Suppe, Tchaikovsky, Sibelius & Borodin

    7.30pm 20, 8 (concs)

    Sheldonian Theatre, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AZ

    Concert, This Week

    Thames Valley Youth Orchestra Summer Concert

    Oxfordshire's most promising young performers play Swan Lake & other great masterworks.

    7.30pm adults 10, concession 8, children free

    Sheldonian Theatre, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AZ

    Booking advised by 01 May 2015 Book tickets

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    May Day Madrigals from the Bridge of Sighs Hertford College Chapel Choir

    On May Day morning, Hertford College Chapel Choir sing Madrigals from the Bridge of Sighs

    8-8.30am Free

    Hertford College, Catte St, Oxford OX13BW, Daily 2pm - 4.30pm. Admission free.

    organscholar@hertford.ox.ac.uk 07979191246

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    Tom Poster SJE Arts

    A programme of Beethoven, Schumann, Ravel and McCabe.

    7.30pm Various.

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

    Concert, Music, Classical Music, This Week

    Ardley Parlour Concerts Manor Farm Music Frivolities, Ardley

    Join our mailing list to be invited to small intimate Parlour Concerts (or house concerts)

    8pm donations requested

    Manor Farm, Somerton Road, Ardley, Bicester OX27 7NS

    www.mfmf.co.uk Email Me 01869 345689

    Booking advised by 08 Aug 2015

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    FestivalFriday 1st May 2015 Hide

    Oxford May Music festival, 29th April - 4th May 2015. Music and Science festival

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    Schola Cantorum's 55th Anniversary Concert 2nd May 2015

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    Schola Cantorum of Oxford & the OAE perform Mozart Mass in C & Brahms Song of Destiny

    7.30pm Tickets from 5

    Sheldonian Theatre, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AZ

    www.schola-cantorum.net/ Email Me

    Booking advised by 02 May 2015 Book tickets

    Concert, Music, Classical Music, Oxford University, This Week

    Jonathan Powell Piano Recital JdP Series Spring Season

    Brahms - Intermezzi, Harry - Bletchley Bedford Sandy, Beethoven - Sonata op.106 'für das Hammerklavier'

    7.30pm 15 / 10

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

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    The Tallis Scholars sing Tintinnabuli

    Celebrating Arvo Pärt's 80th and some repertoire favourites including the Allegri Miserere.

    7pm 26/21/16

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

    dorchesterfestival.com/ Email Me 0333 666 3366

    Booking advised by 01 May 2015

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    Frobenius at 50: Bach Organ Festival - James O'Donnell

    James O'Donnell plays a programme including Concerto in A minor (BWV 593)

    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

    Osman Tack, piano recital.

    1.30 - 2.15pm Free

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

    Book tickets

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    Organ Recital by Ian Tracey

    Organist Titulaire at Liverpool Cathedral. In aid of church restoration funds. Includes glass of wine / fruit juice and canapés.

    7.30pm 12 (10, free)

    All Saints Church, Croughton, NN13 5LS

    01869 810023

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    From the Heart: soprano solos + duets from Monteverdi to My Fair Lady Raising money for The Neuroblastoma Society

    Schuetz, Handel: Where'er You Walk, Purcell, Mozart, Dvorak, Rossini: Una Voce, Tchaik

    7pm 10 / 7 conc

    St Nicolas' Church, Market Place, Abingdon

    www.justgiving.com/Charlotte-Elkins Email Me

    No need to book!

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    FestivalSaturday 2nd May 2015 Hide

    Oxford May Music festival, 29th April - 4th May 2015. Music and Science festival

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    GigSaturday 2nd May 2015 Hide

    The Songwriters' Circle Exeter College, Oxford

    Alumni Emma Ballantine, Sam Falle and Tom Hyatt perform live in Exeter College Chapel.

    7.30pm Free

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

    www.facebook.com/events/488158691334703/ Email Me

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    Hawaiian Tea Dance The Honolulu Cowboys

    The Honolulu Cowboys host Oxford's only monthly Hawaiian tea Dance

    6.00-9.00pm 2

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

    www.honolulucowboys.tumblr.com Email Me 07952 772358

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    LecturesSaturday 2nd May 2015 Hide

    The Physics of Time - Prof Brian Cox, Trio Dali and Paul Dean Oxford May Music 2015

    Spellbinding talk about the nature of time followed by a performance of Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time.

    3pm-5pm & 8pm-10pm 20

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

    www.oxfordmaymusic.co.uk/

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    Coffee Concert this week: Schumann and Schubert

    Reviews

    11.15am 12 (11, ages 5-10 free)

    Holywell Music Room, Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3BN

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    Oxford Philomusica play Mozart, 1 & 3 May 2015, New Theatre

    Reviews

    Mozart's comic masterpiece transposed to war time Britain

    7pm 16-65

    New Theatre, Oxford, 2 George Street, Oxford OX1 2AG

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    The Seasons With Pianist Filipe Pinto-Ribeiro Oxford May Music 2015

    Tchaikovsky - The Seasons, Piazzolla - "4 Seasons of Buenos Aires" (arr. Marcelo Nisinman)

    2pm-3pm 11 (8 concs)

    Holywell Music Room, Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3BN

    www.oxfordmaymusic.co.uk/

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    Bach: Rachel Podger (violin) & Maggie Cole (harpsichord) Oxford May Music 2015

    Two of the world's most distinguished period-instrument performers

    8pm-10.30pm 20 (15 concs)

    Holywell Music Room, Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3BN

    www.oxfordmaymusic.co.uk/

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    Summer Organ Recitals New College

    Timothy Wakerell plays Bach and Rogg

    4.00pm free entry

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

    www.newcollegechoir.com Email Me 01865 279108

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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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    BACH CANTATAS 108 & 166 Oxford Bach Soloists | Tom Hammond-Davies

    J. S. Bach's Cantatas for 4th Sunday after Easter with baroque orchestra

    3-4pm (doors 2:30pm) 12/8 concessions

    St Michael at the Northgate, Oxford City Church, Cornmarket Street, Oxford OX1 3EY

    www.oxfordbachsoloists.com Email Me 0203 544 5783

    Booking advised by 02 May 2015 Book tickets

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    Oxford Studio Orchestra with Paul Harris and Jean Cockburn

    Bruckner: Overture; Krommer: Second Concerto for Two Clarinets; Bruch: Symphony No. 3

    3pm 8, 6 concessions (accompanied children free)

    St Michael & All Angels Church Hall (Summertown), Corner of Banbury & Portland Rds, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7EZ

    www.oxfordstudioorchestra.org.uk Email Me 01865 558626

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    FestivalSunday 3rd May 2015 Hide

    Oxford May Music festival, 29th April - 4th May 2015. Music and Science festival

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    WorshipSunday 3rd May 2015 Hide

    Merton College Choir

    Sung Eucharist

    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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    GigSunday 3rd May 2015 Hide

    Jazz - Toliy Vyacheslavov Trio Oxford Wine Cafe

    Toliy's sound is rich and powerful and his licks are heavily jazz & blues flavoured!

    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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    TheatreSunday 3rd May 2015 Hide

    Storm in a Teacup by Hot Coals Theatre

    Brilliant Chaplin-esque comedy theatre!

    7.30pm 11 (7 child)

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

    dorchesterfestival.com/ Email Me 0333 666 3366

    Booking advised by 01 May 2015

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    Monday 4th May 2015 Hide

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    Festival Finale Oxford May Music 2015

    Mozart - Serenade No. 10 in Bb (K361), Schubert - Piano Quintet in A (The Trout)

    6pm-8.30pm 20 (15 concs)

    Holywell Music Room, Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3BN

    www.oxfordmaymusic.co.uk/

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    Opera on punts! Opera Anywhere

    Enjoy your own private concert on a chauffeured punt with singers performing opera & song

    2 - 5.30pm 250 for up to 8 people

    Cherwell Boathouse, Bardwell Road, Oxford OX2 6ST

    operaanywhere.com/ Email Me 07887 653238

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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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    FOLK NIGHT Dorchester Festival Dorchester Festival

    Harry Bird and the Rubber Wellies present their intimate cabaret of joyful songsscape.

    7.30 PM Tickets 7.00 (Children under 16 half price)

    Ox107hh

    www.dorchesterfestival.com Email Me 01865 340633

    Booking advised by 03 May 2015 Book tickets

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    FestivalMonday 4th May 2015 Hide

    Oxford May Music festival, 29th April - 4th May 2015. Music and Science festival

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