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The Night Shift – Audience Footage

Mon 3 Jun 2013

Determined to break even more of the rules associated with classical concerts, we decided to let The Night Shift audience film our performance of John Dowland’s Lachrimae Antiquae, at the Amersham Arms, on 23 April

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Upload Your Night Shift Films HERE!

Wed 24 Apr 2013

A huge thank you to everyone that came along last night.  And for those of you that filmed the performance, to be in with the chance of winning tickets to a future show plus backstage drinks with the Orchestra and a bunch of chocolates, send us your footage via wetransfer to

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Speed Interview – James Redwood

Sat 20 Apr 2013

Musical director, composer and presenter James Redwood joins us on 23 April for The Night Shift at The Amersham Arms.
Here’s what he had to say when given our speed interview.

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Heinrich Biber (1644-1704)


Biber/The Man
Biber was born on a large estate in 1644, in the small town of Waternberg, where his father was the huntsman.

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The Night Shift returns to The Amersham Arms

Mon 15 Apr 2013

On 23 April, the OAE return to the warm ambience of The Amersham Arms for another pub edition of The Night Shift.  We’ll be crushing the rules of classical music like a handful of crisps for a classical event where audiences can drink, chat and clap when they want.

Featuring baroque A-Listers Handel, Purcell and Biber, it’s a rare opportunity to hear some of the world’s greatest composers, played by top performers, in a relaxed pub atmosphere.  Presented by James Redwood, our musicians will also be improvising a new piece inspired by the music of the evening.  There’ll even be a few drinking songs to finish the night off.  Watch the trailer above for a taster of what the night will involve…

For full information and booking, click here.

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The Pub Tour: George Tavern and Amersham Arms

Fri 17 Feb 2012

Here’s a video from the first two dates of the pub tour, giving you a flavour of the night including some audience reaction. Further dates in Soho and Angel are now sold out but you can still buy tickets for our full-scale gigs at the Roundhouse and Queen Elizabeth Hall.

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Amersham Arms: Pictures

Mon 13 Feb 2012

Here’s a selection of images from our Amersham Arms pub gig back on 1 Feb. You can view the full set over on our Facebook page or take a look at them over on Flickr. Pictures from the Paradise gig coming soon…

All pics by Joe Plommer.


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Amersham Arms: set list

Fri 3 Feb 2012

The second night of the pub tour went down a storm (we think?!) in a rather chilly Amersham Arms, as we made our New Cross debut! Here’s a full set list from the evening.

Set One

Handel Trio Sonata in F major from Opus No. 5
Tartini Trio Sonata in D
Sammartini Duo for two violins in D
Bononcini aria from Camilla, Fate the more it does depress me
Purcell Catch: Once, twice I Julia tried

Set Two

Locatelli Trio Sonata No, 7 from Opus 8
Hellendaal Concerto Grosso No.1  from Opus 3
Baltzar divisions on “John come Kiss &c” from Playford ‘The Division Violin’, London 1684
Purcell Catch: Tis women make us love


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Amersham Arms: Pub Profile

Mon 30 Jan 2012

The OAE pub tour continues… Second stop – The Amersham Arms.

The Amersham Arms is set in the heart of the south east London, just cross the road from New Cross station, and stone’s throw from Goldsmiths College.

Part student hang out, part long-standing local favourite, this live music venue effortlessly blends old-school pints and traditional Sunday roasts with the up and coming artists of the modern comedy and music scene.

This Victorian era watering hole was recently made over by the owners of Camden’s The Lock Tavern and has adopted a trendily ramshackle yet comfortable character.  Covered in a collage of posters and photographs, bedecked with vintage lampshades, leather armchairs and a well-worn piano, visitors are made to feel as if enjoying a night out in their own living room.

The Amersham Arms is a venue which hosts a wide selection of events including film and poetry evenings, and offers space for exhibitions in the Take Courage art gallery. Anything goes at the Amersham. Both fire breathers and Stephen Merchant have enjoyed the opportunity of performing here…as well as regular music and DJ nights.

Raise your pint to toast Martini and Tartini and sit back and enjoy the Night Shift’s South London date…

Find out more about The Night Shift at the Amersham Arms

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Pub tour trailer

Tue 17 Jan 2012

A little trailer for our upcoming pub tour which kicks off in two weeks time on 31 January. A five date tour in the run-up to our shows at the Roundhouse and Southbank Centre (24 Feb and 4 March). Not to be missed…

Full info in our events section.

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