Oxford University Wind Orchestra

The Oxford University Wind Orchestra gives a large number of talented woodwind, brass and percussion players from across the University the opportunity to perform in a successful, friendly ensemble. The orchestra performs at least once per term in the University Church and has recently toured the US (visiting Ivy League Universities along the east coast). 

OUWO is run and conducted entirely by students. Our current conductor is Chris O'Leary, a second year music student, choral scholar, horn player and conductor from Christ Church college.

The Oxford University Wind Orchestra returns following a hugely successful Scottish-themed concert alongside their Cambridge counterparts last term.

2nd March, 8pm, University Church (High Street, Oxford)

The programme is a tour of the world through Wind Orchestra repertoire. We begin in Scotland with Arnold's Tam O'Shanter Overture; Scotland being the home of our conductor, Chris O'Leary. Chris will also be conducting Illyrian Dances (Guy Woolfenden) and Symphonie Iberique (Serge Lancen).

As part of the world tour, our new, American assisstant conductor Rose Campion (Musicology, Hertford College) will be taking the stand to conduct Emblems (Copland) Colonial Song (Grainger), and Variatons on a Korean Folk Song (Barnes Chance).

Katie Bunney (Music, St Catherine's College) won through a very competitive audition process and will be performing Paul Creston's Concerto for  Alto Sax and Band. Katie has previously been the principal saxophonist of the National Youth Wind Orchestra of Great Britain and we are very excited that she will be performing with OUWO this term.

OUWO is affiliated to OUMS, the Oxford University Music Society, and many of our members also perform in one or more of the other OUMS ensembles. For more information on the great work that OUMS does for music in Oxford see their website, www.oums.org.

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Forthcoming Events
University Church of St Mary The Virgin, Oxford
Sat 2 Mar 2019, 8:00PM
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