Oxford Sinfonia

Oxford Sinfonia appear in this 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”.

Art, Science & the Thirsty World was an interdisciplinary conference project between the University of Oxford and Cornell University organized by Oxford graduate students Cayenna Ponchione (Music), Jessica Thorn (Biodiversity) and Benedict Morrison (Film) in collaboration with Cornell Professor Gail Holst-Warhaft (Comparative Literature and Biological and Environmental Engineering, Director of the Cornell Institute for European Studies Mediterranean Initiative). The conference cast together academics in the arts and the sciences to pursue a critical exploration of interdisciplinary practice through collaborative presentations and performances. It facilitated dialogue between researchers and practitioners in the arts, sciences and engineering and sought to foster creative, innovative and trans-disciplinary discussions about water scarcity solutions.


Saturday 19 November 2016 7.30pm, SJE Arts, 109 Iffley Road, Oxford, OX4 1EH

Haydn Te Deum
Mozart Kyrie K341
Mozart Ave Verum K618
Gounod Petite Symphonie for wind ensemble
Haydn Harmoniemesse

Oxford University Press Choir with Oxford Sinfonia
Malcolm Pearce conductor
Anna Shackleton soprano
Charlotte Tetley mezzo soprano
Robert Jenkins tenor
Peter Collins bass-baritone


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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.

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

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