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2023 Concerts and Performances

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5th March '23 - Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative:
Performance 1: Sheldonian Theatre

On Belonging: Finding Connection In An  Age of Isolation

A great friend to our chorus, Kim Samuel, is an Activist, Educator, and Founder and Chief Belonging Officer of the Samuel Centre for Social Connectedness.

Her new book is an exploration of the crisis of social isolation, and examines: our relationships with other people, our rootedness in nature, our ability to influence economic and political decision-making, and our search for meaning and purpose in our lives. Kim talks about The Thames Opera Company in her book, using us as an example of how a community cultural group with social inclusivity at its heart can build belonging on a local level.

We were privileged to sing at the OPHDI event: Kim Samuel in conversation with Father Eric Varden - On Belonging

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5th March '23 -
Performance 2: Oxford University Divinity School

Perhaps the most impressive and beautiful venue the chorus has ever performed in, we then went on to sing at the evening drinks reception after the OPHDI event, in the beautiful Divinity School, completed in 1488, is the oldest  purpose-built University building in the world. It was also used as the Hogwarts school infirmary in many Harry Potter movies!

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18th March '23 -
Brandenburg Choral Festival

On 18th March we performed as part of the Brandenburg Choral Festival with the London Phoenix Choir, at an evening of Opera Choruses and Arias.

We had the immense privilege of singing with two eminent soloists, tenor Luis Gomes, and soprano Anita Watson.

We performed at the glorious St Stephen's Church, Gloucester Road.

For videos of this concert, please go to the Gallery and Recordings page.

Photo credit: Ashley Beauchamp

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