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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 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 a concert is sold out and your ticket is resold. There may be a handling fee of £1.

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