Oxford Christmas Course 2019
|Venue||St Barnabas Church, Jericho|
Varied: Carols and Festive music from around the world
About the course
Come and sing with us at Christmas! This is a special course with special music!
Repertoire will include Gaudate (traditional) plus festive music by Peter Warlock, Thomas Ravenscroft, John Joubert, John Rutter plus some traditional favourites.
Our courses are for children and young adults who love to sing and are devised to improve their general musicianship, technical ability and confidence. We receive great feedback from families who say how much their children have enjoyed The Oxford & Cambridge Singing School’s courses.
The day will start at 9.30am and finish at 3.30pm. There will be an informal concert starting at 3.00 to which families are warmly invited to attend.
About the venue
St Barnabas Church, Oxford was opened for worship on 19 October 1869. The land for St Barnabas was given by George Ward who was an Oxford ironmonger, and the benefactor for the Church building was the generous Thomas Combe, Printer to the University, along with his wife, Martha. The Church was essentially built to serve the spiritual needs of the workforce of the nearby Clarendon Press (subsequently the Oxford University Press) on Great Clarendon Street, as well as the residents of the growing west Oxford suburb of Jericho.
As one enters St Barnabas Church, one is struck at the breadth, and height of the interior space, with its majestic mosaic of Christ the King resting above a dramatic gilded canopy or baldacchino over the High Altar and the great openwork iron cross suspended above the nave (based on Fr Montague Noel’s SSC cross and memorably borrowed by Thomas Hardy in Jude the Obscure).
In 2019/2020 the Church and Parish is celebrating its 150th anniversary with a series of celebratory events, services and concerts.
|St Barnabas Church, St Barnabas Street, Oxford, OX2 6BG|
|Oxford Train Station (National Rail)|