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Friday Afternoons is a set of 12 songs composed by Benjamin Britten between 1933 and 1935 which he dedicated his schoolmaster brother, Robert, and the boys of Clive House preparatory school, Prestatyn - a school in which choir practice and singing lessons regularly took place on a Friday afternoon.
In this one of a kind event, 300 school children from Oxfordshire including the choristers from Christ Church cathedral will join tens of thousands others from across the UK to sing the songs of Friday Afternoons to celebrate Britten's legacy of work for young people. The children will be accompanied by the Oxfordshire County Youth Orchestra
This concert also includes an item from the orchestra, Britten's Passacaglia, plus a live interview with one of Benjamin Britten's pupils.
Friday 22 November 2013, 12.30Sheldonian Theatre
Tickets: £4 (£3 concessions) from Oxfordshire County Music Service
Tel: 01869 740 000
METAMORPHOSIS: Composition Competition
The final of a composition competition for Young Composers based in Oxfordshire inspired by Benjamin Britten’s Six Metamorphoses after Ovid for solo oboe.
Friday 22 November 2013, 14:30 – 16:00The Mary Sunley Building
St Catherine’s College
Tickets: FREE ENTRY
Tel: 01865 281 596
For further information, please email
Centenary Birthday Concert
Nicholas Cleobury conducts the English Chamber Orchestra in a concert featuring award-winning soprano soloist Sophie Bevan.
Purcell arr. BB: Chacony in G minor
Mozart: Divertimento in D 136
Britten: Les Illuminations
Mahler: ‘Adagietto’ from Symphony 5
Britten: Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge
Presented by Britten in Oxford
Friday 22 November 2013, 19.30Sheldonian Theatre
Tickets: £45, £28, £18 and £10 (concessions available)
Tel: 01865 244 806