Our Next Concerts

Vivaldi and Purcell

July 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm St Peter & St Paul, Deddington, Church Street

The Oxford Sinfonia plays for Banbury Choral Society
Vivaldi Gloria
Purcell Come ye Sons of Art

Mahler and Mozart

July 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm University Church of St Mary the Virgin, High Street

Gustav Mahler (arranged by Klaus Simon) Symphony No. 1
Mozart clarinet concerto soloist Matthew Scott
conductor David Crown

Walton Parry Elgar

November 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Town Hall Oxford, St Aldates

Parry Blest pair of sirens
Parry I was glad
Walton Belshazzar’s Feast

Handel oratorio Samson

November 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm St Barnabas, Oxford, St Barnabas Street

Oxford University Press choir with Oxford Sinfonia
Handel oratorio Samson

Haydn Creation

December 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm St Mary’s Banbury, Horse Fair

Banbury Choral Society with Oxford Sinfonia
Haydn – Creation


Founded in 1984, we are an amateur chamber orchestra of the highest standard. The orchestra does not have a fixed membership or a permanent musical director. This enables it to engage a wide range of accomplished musicians to direct and play in each concert. Many of our players are involved in music professionally, though not necessarily as performers.

We promote four concerts a year and some special projects, and specialise in accompanying choral societies. We organise instrumental workshops, and are involved in twinning concerts, fireworks concerts and concerts for charities.

In 2007 The Oxford Sinfonia raised £1000 for Medecins sans Frontieres and supported Oxfam in a come-and-sing Messiah. We support  charities in come-and-sing concerts: 2007 Haydn Creation, 2008 Verdi Requiem, 2009 Mozart, Haydn and Handel, 2010 Mendelssohn Elijah, 2011 Rossini Petite Messe Sollenelle; 2013 Brahms German Requiem for the East-West Divan Orchestra.  We are a registered charity no 1005364.

Nielsen – a triumph

Listen to Appalachian Spring

Listen to Nielsen Symphony 6 Movt 3

Audience feedback from our April concert:
"Just a note to thank you for a terrific concert last night. The orchestra sounded in top form to me, although perhaps in Nielsen Symphony 6 it was not possible at times to judge what the right notes should be! The rendition of Copland Appalachian Spring was outstanding in my humble opinion."

On the BBC

BBC Radio 3 'Breakfast Show' February 2017 broadcast an excerpt from our 2003 chamber concert. Listen here to Zelenka Trio Sonata no 5.

Discounted tickets

Tickets for Oxford Sinfonia concerts are now on sale on this website. £2 discount when you buy direct from us. Follow 'Click here to buy tickets' for each concert.

New Players

We are always keen to hear from good new players, especially violins. To apply to play with the orchestra, please email info@OxfordSinfonia.co.uk.


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Watch us play

We appear in the above video from the Venice Biennale following our concert conducted by Cayenna Ponchione in January 2015 on the theme of 'Water'. Listen to us at 3'59".

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