Saturday 18 May 2019 – 7.30pm
St John the Evangelist Church, 109A Iffley Road, Oxford, OX4 1EH


Corona Strings offer yet another brilliant programme of masterworks for string orchestra. Britten’s fantastic Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge are hard to beat for sheer invention and excitement whilst the sumptuous melody and warm atmosphere of Vaughan Williams’s Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus will delight all our listeners. Those who prefer the Romantic sound will love Arensky’s vibrant Variations on a theme of Tchaikovsky and the evening ends with Holst’s joyous St Paul’s Suite.

Leader: Catherine Leech
Conductor: Janet Lincé

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Saturday 2 March 2019 – 7.30pm
Dorchester Abbey, High Street, Wallingford, OX10 7HH


Two great classics, Ralph Vaughan Williams’s inspired Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis along with Edward Elgar’s magnificent Introduction and Allegro and Elegy, form the backbone of this programme of British works for string orchestra. Gerald Finzi’s beautiful Eclogue features solo pianist Anita d’Attellis and we give a repeat performance of the gorgeous but neglected Sea Sketches by Welsh composer Grace Williams. The programme is completed with Peter Warlock’s own arrangement of his highly popular Capriol Suite of 1928.

Leader: Catherine Leech
Piano: Anita d’Attellis
Conductor: Janet Lincé

£20 (£15 concessions); £5 full-time students and under 18s |

Saturday 19 May 2018 – 7.30pm
St John the Evangelist Church, 109A Iffley Road, Oxford, OX4 1EH


Dvořák, Serenade for Strings in E Major, Opus 22
Dvořák, Notturno
Mahler, Adagietto
Suk, Meditation
Janáček, Suite for Strings

Corona Strings presents a gorgeous programme of string works inspired by Bohemia and the romantic city of Prague. The tuneful Suite by Janáček is a joyful rarity alongside Suk’s yearning Meditation and Mahler’s profoundly beautiful Adagietto. Dvořák’s deservedly famous Serenade is complemented by his very atmospheric Notturno. The programme continues with less well-known, but equally engaging music by some of Dvořák’s countrymen; the joyful Suite for Strings by Janáček and the yearning Meditation by a superb composer of string music – Josef Suk. To complete the programme the orchestra is joined by solo harp to perform Mahler’s profoundly beautiful Adagietto from his 5th Symphony.

Corona Strings (Leader: Catherine Leech)
Conductor: Janet Lincé

Tickets £20 (£17); £15 (£12); £5 full-time students & under 18s
Available from: Tickets Oxford

Saturday 24 March 2018 – 7.30pm
St John the Evangelist Church, 109A Iffley Road, Oxford, OX4 1EH


The acclaimed chamber choir Choros joins Corona Baroque for this period instrument performance in German of Johann Sebastian Bach’s moving and dramatic account of the Passion of Christ according to St John. With a brilliant line-up of soloists, this is sure to be the highlight of the season for Bach enthusiasts.

Soprano, Julie Cooper
Alto, William Purefoy
Tenor, Jeremy Budd
Bass, Ben Davies
Evangelist, Rob Waters
Christus, tbc

Corona Baroque Ensemble (Leader: Miranda Walton)
Conductor: Janet Lincé

Tickets: £25 (£19 Centre Nave); £17 (£13) Side Aisles; (£5 full-time students & under 18s)
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