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Friday 1st – Sunday 3rd March; Oxford

The weekend will be based in Oxford, mostly in St. Michael’s Church in Summertown, but with the Sunday concert and afternoon rehearsal in St. Giles’ Church in town.

JJ has devised a wonderful programme of old and new, along the theme of “Songs of Saints”:

  1. Crequillon: Andreas Christi famulus   *
  2. Guerrero: Maria Magdalena  *
  3. Palestrina: Tu es Petrus; Quodcumque ligaveris  **
  4. Lassus: Epitaphium divi Bernardi  *
  5. Britten: Hymn to St. Cecilia  ***
  6. Moore: Salutation Angelica ****
  7. Pärt: Dopo la vittoria  *
  8. Miskinis: Angelis suis Deus ****

* Please print and bring this score

** Bring your own European Sacred Music (p 258 et seq)

*** Bring your own score if owned, spares will be available

****Hired scores will be available when you arrive

Scores and Voice Distribution are here

Those who have said that they will sing are as follows:

Catherine Bass
Dawn Herbert
Fabienne Brooksbank Levery
Isobel Knapp
Joanna Tucker
Linda Wisheart
Milda Zinkus
Miranda Whiteley
Jenny Forsyth
Rachel Adams
Alison Baily
Anne Raikes
Caroline Bysh
Juliet Grayson
Angela Knapp
Juliet Harkness
Lynn Carter
Stella Holman
Marion Robinson
Martin Jenkinson
Eamonn Marshall
Mark Dancy
Peter Furnivall
Tony Hastings
Richard Johnstone
Simon Murray
Justin Stead
John Tucker
Guy Chapman
Robin Grayson
Andy Chim
Christopher Cipkin
David Till
Denys Firth
Graeme Adamson
Hugh Edwards
Roger Williams
Robert Asher

The  voice distribution is available via the Dropbox link to the music folder (above).

The subscription for the weekend is £75,  excluding accommodation and meals.  Anne Raikes has emailed the payment details to everyone, please try to pay your sub in advance, if possible by Feb 25th.

Concert tickets are £12 full price, £8 for students, job seekers, disabled, under 12s free , please bring as many family, friends and neighbours as possible.

Concert dress is all black: open-necked shirts and trousers for men; black tops and dresses or trousers for women.

Friday March 1

Rehearsal: St. Michael’s & All Angels Church, Lonsdale Road OX2 7ES  17h00 to c. 21h00.   We will break  for 30 mins at around 19h00 for a light tea.  If you cannot arrive on time, or are delayed en route , please  let Catherine Bass know email bartholomewconsort@gmail.com or txt 07771 908643 or

Saturday March 2

Rehearsal:   St. Michael’s Church Hall,  Portland Road OX2 7EZ  09h30 to 11h00, then move to Church  until lunch at 13h00.   We continue 14h30 until 18h00.  There will be coffee/tea breaks during the morning and afternoon sessions.

Group Dinner ( optional) has been arranged for Saturday evening at the Cherwell Boathouse, Bardwell Road at 18h15 for 18h45 ; the cost of the meal is additional to the weekend’s subscription.  Anne has sent the menu with the subscription details, please order and pay in advance.

Sunday March 3

Rehearsal: Morning 10h00 to 12h30 in St. Michael’s church hall.  Afternoon  14h00 to 16h00 in St. Giles’ Church, OX2 6HT

Concert 20h00 .  For those who have to check out of  accommodation during the morning, we have made arrangements to store any cases on the church premises from just before 14h00.  We will all have  access to the Parish Rooms for changing between 18h30 and 19h30.  There will be no refreshment provided between rehearsal and concert, however Oxford city centre is a short walk from the church.

Future events: 2020

The following dates are proposed for 2020:

14th – 16th February.  The weekend will be based in St. Michael;s church, Oxford.

4th – 7th June.  The extended 4-day ‘weekend’ will be based in Doesburg, home of JJ in The Netherlands.  NOTE that this event is not yet confirmed; please do not make an travel plans.

2nd – 4th October.  The weekend will be based in St. Michael;s church, Oxford.