2022 Autumn Concert

Sat 26 Nov 2022

7:30pm St Nicolas Church

Conductor: Jonathan Williams

Cello Solo: Oliver Simpson

Weber Overture to Der Freischütz

Elgar Cello Concerto

Dvorak Symphony #8


Tickets for the 2022 Autumn concert will be offered online nearer to the concert date

Future Concerts

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2023 Spring Concert

Sat 25 Mar 2023

Conductor: Jonathan Williams

Provisional program:

Bernstein Overture to Candide

Korngold Violin Concerto

Copland Appalachian Spring

Williams Film music TBA


Guest Artist

Oliver Simpson

Oliver Simpson is a seventeen-year-old cellist studying with Gillian Thoday. He was delighted to be selected as an LPO Junior Artist 2021/22 and is having a wonderful year with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. He recently performed Saint-Saëns' dramatic 1st Cello Concerto with the Abingdon & District Symphony Orchestra, the fantastic cello showpiece Dvořák Rondo with St. John's Chamber Orchestra, Haydn's Cello Concerto in C as soloist with the Berkshire Camerata to a capacity audience at the Windsor Festival and as guest co-principal with the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall.Oliver has won several competitions, most recently the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra’s Senior Concerto Competition 2022, where he performed Elgar’s moving Cello Concerto with the Oxfordshire County Youth Orchestra.

Our Conductor

Dr Jonathan Williams is a renowned conductor, orchestrator, composer and musicologist. Recent highlights include standing in for Sir Simon Rattle, composing for a new Sony video game and the release of a CD with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. He is the director of the Rameau Project and is currently co-editing a volume on Rameau. He was appointed as the first director of College Music in 2006 at St Hilda's College Oxford.

Jonathan Williams