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Rob Howarth’s take on a 17th Century Christmas

Mon 19 Dec 2016

We grabbed 2 minutes with director Rob Howarth in the back of a cab to tell us about his Christmas celebration of 17th Century German music at Kings Place, Monday 19 December.

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A Christmas chocolate conundrum

Tue 4 Dec 2012

Chocolate is for life, not just for Christmas…but as it’s that time of year and we have a wonderful sponsor in Lindt, we thought we’d run a festive competition.

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Current Distractions

Thu 29 Nov 2012

Two thousand and twelve is coming to an end and if there’s one thing that means, it’s Lists. 

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Christmas and New Year with the OAE

Tue 21 Dec 2010

Christmas and New Year just wouldn’t be the same with our favourite orchestra, would it? Well, we’re pleased  to say that whether you’re in London or not, you’ll be able to enjoy our music making in the coming couple of weeks. First off there’s a chance on Christmas Eve to hear us on BBC2, playing in Glyndebourne’s 2010 production of Don Giovanni. Vladimir Jurowski, one of our Principal Artists, conducts. The performance goes out at 2.45 on 24th December, and you can find out more about the production over on the Glyndebourne website.

Next up there are two opportunities to hear us at Kings Place giving an all Mozart programme on 31 Dec (at 6pm) and 1 Jan (at 1pm). The 1 January concert will also be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3, kicking off their Genius of Mozart Season.

We hope you can join us in person or via TV or radio this festive season!

(with thanks to Michael Windsor-Ungureanu for the image)

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Office Warming

Wed 24 Dec 2008

I hope somebody is reading the blog today as I am currently updating from Cafe Nero on Christmas Eve – its fairly close to being hideous in here…

Anyway, as I mentioned below last week we had our Office Warming and Christmas Party. We actually moved into our new office at Kings Place in July, but it’s taken us a while to get all the last details fixed, not to mention find a spare date in the diary for a party! We wanted to have one to thank all the people who physically made the move possible – architect, office fit out company etc, as well as show off our new office to the arts industry! The new office has been a revelation – our previous offices were cramped, sweltering in summer and mostly smelt of food due to being above several restaurants. They also had virtually no windows. Our new offices are bright, airy, air-conditioned and have a lovely view over the canal – its just a far more pleasant place to work – and of course we are now in the same building as many of our rehearsals, as 2 floors below us is ‘Hall 2’ where we now do much of our rehearsing. Anyway, my time on the internet is limited here so I will leave it there – a few pics are posted below. I’ll take this opportunity to wish our readers a very happy Christmas!

Will, Marketing Director

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Your favourite band

Wed 3 Dec 2008

We’re delighted to be featured in The Guardian’s online ‘all your favourite bands’ advent calendar today – it’s quite nice to be classified as a ‘band’!

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