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SJE Arts

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St John the Evangelist Church 109A Iffley Road
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX4 1EH United Kingdom
01865 613507 https://www.sje-oxford.org/

SJE Arts at St John the Evangelist church is a warm and welcoming venue in the busy Cowley area of central Oxford with good public transport links to the city centre and to London. The church was designed and built for a monastic order but is now part of St Stephen’s House, University of Oxford. It is grade I listed and renowned for a superb acoustic.

We host a wide range of events – choral, orchestral, opera, piano, chamber, jazz, folk, pop, poetry reading – some of them put on by outside promoters and performers, others by SJE Arts. Our own promotions include choral concerts, with a Choral Festival in the summer, and our two Series which run through the year: SJE Arts International Piano Series showcasing SJE’s Steinway Model D concert grand piano and bringing UK based and international stars to Oxford and SJE Arts Next Generation Series, giving a platform to talented younger players making their way in the profession.

At SJE Arts we look after our customers: SJE is equipped with underfloor heating and padded chairs with performances on a raised stage to maximise visibility. There are modern washroom facilities, we run a licensed bar and for some events, pre-concert suppers are offered. In summer months guests may take their drinks out and sit in the beautiful cloister or wander around one of the many art exhibitions that use this lovely space.

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Doors 45-30 minutes before start of event. See specific event details.

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May 2019

Cédric Tiberghien, piano

May 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
SJE Arts, St John the Evangelist Church 109A Iffley Road
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX4 1EH United Kingdom
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£5 - £25
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Cédric Tiberghien is particularly praised for his versatility, wide-ranging repertoire, interesting programming and dynamic chamber music partnerships. We have already enjoyed his performance this season with duo partner Alina Ibragimova, tonight he returns as a soloist, a role for which he also has a busy international career. Critical reviews are dazzling, The Telegraph commenting ‘He seems to have the poise and poetry of Chopin in his blood’. We look forward to the Chopin Ballades tonight, and to much more.

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Alyn Shipton’s New Orleans Friends Featuring Adrian Cox (Clarinet) Play Jazz at Vespers

May 22 @ 8:00 pm
SJE Arts, St John the Evangelist Church 109A Iffley Road
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX4 1EH United Kingdom
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Does New Orleans jazz belong in church? 65 years ago, in Oxford, Ohio, the celebrated New Orleans clarinettist George Lewis recorded his album ‘Jazz at Vespers’. His band was the leading New Orleans revivalist band at the time, comprising veterans who had been in on the birth of jazz. Playing in an Episcopal church, they focused on the spirituals and hymns that had been part of the music from the start. Tonight’s band, led by BBC Radio 3's Alyn Shipton,…

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