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Following our first concerts in 2020, we continue to share more live music.  Our aim is to hold concerts every couple of months or as time and restrictions allow.

 

Programmes often concentrate on just one piece, making for concerts of about 45 minutes. While ensuring that procedures are in place for everyone's safety, we also aim to create a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere in which to enjoy the music.  More details of the measures we are taking can be found below.  Please let us know any further suggestions you might have. 

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Saturday 11th December 
CHRISTMAS CONCERT!
St Swithun's Church, Kennington, Oxford OX1 5PL

Following the success of last year’s Christmas concert we are delighted to do it again this year. We are planning fizzing, magical and heart-warming music for all ages. Please join the occasion! 

Performers

Naomi Rump, violin

Caroline Wolff, violin

Vanessa McNaught, viola

Jane Fenton, cello

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Concert Times

4pm and 6.30pm

The programme will last about
1 hour

Ticket prices

Standard ticket £12

Concession/Child £5

Drinks and mince pies available afterwards.

 

Seats will be distanced, and face coverings are encouraged for those who can - perhaps festive if you are inclined!

 
Concert Practicalities

 

We will make the environment as safe and welcoming as possible. Here are a few things you might like to know.​​

  • Our venues are chosen considering their large, airy spaces.

  • Concerts will be approx 45 minutes to 1 hour long, with no interval.

  • There will be spacing of 2 metres between groups of chairs.

  • Bookings must be made in advance, so that we can manage capacity and the sizes of groups sitting together.

  • Seats will be allocated in advance, grouped for the number of people in each booking.

  • We encourage wearing face-coverings wherever possible.

  • Seats and other touch-points will be cleaned between performances.

  • If the concert cannot take place as planned, of if you find you need to cancel, please contact us for a refund.

 

If you need any special arrangements or have other queries please send a message in advance, or mention it when booking.
Contact: sollarmusicoxford@gmail.com

Previous Concerts

14th November 2021
BEETHOVEN'S RUSSIAN COUNT
Quartet Op 59 No 2
St Michael & All Angels Church, Summertown, Oxford

Performers

Caroline Balding violin

Jean Paterson, violin

Vanessa McNaught, viola

Gabriel Amherst, cello

Introduction by Richard Wigmore

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19th September 2021
GAMES AND MIRRORS
Mozart, Bruch, Poulenc and Pärt
St Michael & All Angels Church, Summertown, Oxford

Performers

Katherine Spencer, clarinet

Vanessa McNaught, viola

Viv McLean, piano

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30th July 2021
BRAHMS AND FAURE
St Michael & All Angels Church, Summertown, Oxford

Performers

Florence Cooke, violin

Vanessa McNaught, viola

Christoph Richter, cello

Robin Green, piano

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31st May 2021
MOZART CLARINET QUINTET
St Michael & All Angels Church, Summertown, Oxford

Performers

Catriona Scott, clarinet

Caroline Wolff, violin

Flora Curzon, violin

Vanessa McNaught, viola

Gabriel Amherst, cello

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29th May 2021
A SPRING CELEBRATION
St Swithun's Church, Kennington, Oxford

Performers

Anna Cashell, violin

Chris Windass, violin

Vanessa McNaught, viola

Kath Sharman, cello

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19th December 2020
CHRISTMAS FAVOURITES
for String Quartet
St Swithun's Church, Kennington, Oxford

Performers

Florence Cooke, violin

Jean Paterson, violin

Vanessa McNaught, viola

Jane Fenton, cello

25th October 2020
BRAHMS SEXTET
in G Op 36 
St Michael & All Angels Church, Summertown, Oxford

Performers

Florence Cooke, violin

Anna Cashell, violin

Rose Redgrave, viola

Vanessa McNaught, viola

Christoph Richter, cello

Jane Fenton, cello

Richard Wigmore, introduction

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13th September 2020
BEETHOVEN STRING QUARTET
Op 74 "The Harp"
St Michael & All Angels Church
Summertown, Oxford 

Performers

Caroline Balding, violin

Jean Paterson, violin

Vanessa McNaught, viola

Gabriel Amherst, cello

Richard Wigmore, introduction

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"Thank you for a lovely concert last night, thrillingly played and beautifully conceived in every way."
"I thought the audience experience (in the new Covid era) was far superior to normal. "