Oxford Girls’ Choir Spring Opera

Oxford Girls’ Choir Spring Opera
28 Mar 2020 Saturday
29 Mar 2020 Sunday


Oxford Girls’ Choir Spring Opera

SJE Arts
Start Time
07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
£17.50, under 18s £12.50, under 11s free

Purcell and Puccini – Their Tragic Heroines

Anika Kotilaine
Daisy Livesey
Director, Peps Martin-Smith
Conductor, Richard Vendome

The Oxford Girls’ Choir 2020 opera is an innovative and exciting exploration of Purcell and Puccini’s portrayal of tragic heroines.

Puccini and Purcell may seem to some a strange mixture, but to OGC they are all in a day’s work. Participation in the 2005 production of La Bohème with Joseph Calleja in the spectacular Astra opera house in Gozo was a defining experience for OGC (joined by members of the junior and boys’ choirs). Following a 2018 singing-and-dancing presentation of Handel and Britten in Ovid, this year OGC combines and contrasts these two great composers for the stage in their depiction of Tragic Heroines.

Oxford Girls’ Choir is one of a group of six choirs under the banner Oxford Youth Choirs. Founded in 1984 by Richard Vendome, the Girls’ Choir was a pioneering vision for girls’ singing and is now the oldest group of its kind in the UK.

In the words of patron Roderick Williams OBE:
‘I have seen the choir grow from strength to incredible strength and have worked alongside them in opera, concert, jazz and dance, in London, across the UK and abroad – this is no ordinary choral training!’

Ends: c. 9pm

Tickets: £17.50, under 18s £12.50, under 11s free

Volunteering opportunities are available for this concert. Please contact Georgia at concert.manager@ssho.ox.ac.uk for more information.