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Saturday, 14th March 2020:
Beethoven: Missa Solemnis

Sheldonian Theatre: 7:30pm
Doors open: 7:00pm

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As the OBC's contribution to Oxford's celebrations of Beethoven's 250th birthday, we are performing his titanic setting of the Mass.  Beethoven wrestled with the Missa Solemnis for several years, and produced a work which is by turns solemn, heaven-storming, and turbulent, but also deeply contemplative.  Beethoven wrote on his score "From the heart - may it go to the heart!", and successive generations can testify that his wish has succeeded.

The OBC - which will be performing the Mass for the first time in over two decades - will be joined by the London Mozart Players and soloists Katherine Crompton (Soprano), Susanna Spicer (Contralto), Justin Lavender (Tenor) and Edward Grint (Bass).

Duration: Approximately 2½ hours including one interval of 20 minutes

£42, £30, £20, £15

Discounts (Only one discount will be applied per ticket)
Students: £5 off
Under 18s: 50% discount *
Groups of 10 or more: 10% discount on full price
Wheelchair users, patrons with disabilities and their carers: Please telephone OBC Box Office 01865 980220 for availability and further information.
* We regret that children under 6 years old cannot be admitted to this concert.

We regret that there are no Wheelchair spaces left for this concert.
We post tickets free of charge to the UK only, up to 7 days before the event, after which tickets will need to be collected from our Box Office in the main entrance of the Sheldonian Theatre from 6:00pm on concert day.

Tickets can only be refunded when the concert or seating area is sold out and your ticket is resold. There may be a handling fee of £1.

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The waiting list will be operational until 9th March 2020.

Please note that Semi-circle and Upper Gallery seats do not have backrests.

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