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TEA WITH NETTY #49: Conductor John Wilson

TEA WITH NETTY #49: Conductor John Wilson

Conductor, composer and arranger John Wilson joins Netty for tea in the latest episode. They delve into themes that are close to the heart of the OAE. John also recalls some interesting memories including his revelational trips to HMV, and his (nervous) first encounter with the OAE…

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TEA WITH NETTY #48: Principal Viola Max Mandel

TEA WITH NETTY #48: Principal Viola Max Mandel

The first Tea with Netty episode of 2024 features a Viola combo with Principal Violist Max Mandel joining fellow Violist Netty for tea and chats. They dive deep into a range of topics, including quirky ensemble names, a story on a quick costume change, Max's top five conductors, and more!

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The C90: Sounds of 2024

The C90: Sounds of 2024

A playlist highlighting the music and musicians that we'll be bringing to the stage in 2024... and maybe a teaser or two.

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TEA WITH NETTY #47: Guy and Hugh Cutting

TEA WITH NETTY #47: Guy and Hugh Cutting

The Cutting siblings, Guy (tenor) and Hugh (countertenor) touch base with Netty in her lair (hotel room) during the Christmas Oratorio tour. There are talks of chaotic travelling, funny audience encounters, an unusual request for a Sony Ericsson charger and many more amusing stories.

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The Masaaki Suzuki Interview

The Masaaki Suzuki Interview

Ahead of our performances of Bach's Christmas Oratorio with Masaaki Suzuki we sat down for a chat with the conductor.

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TEA WITH NETTY #46: Principal Oboe Katharina Spreckelsen

TEA WITH NETTY #46: Principal Oboe Katharina Spreckelsen

In this episode, OAE Principal Oboe Katharina Spreckelsen joins Netty for tea and chats. She recalls her first encounters with the oboe at a Christmas Eve Midnight Mass, where she discovered the joy of Bach's chorales in the Christmas Oratorio and the energetic oboe parts. You can catch her performing and experience the same musical delights in our upcoming concerts with Masaaki Suzuki. Also, find out how to fit 3 cellos, violas, flutes, and a family in one car.

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Christmas time, cantatas and wine.

Christmas time, cantatas and wine.

Christmas wasn't all stollen and Glühwein for an 18th Century town music director. Joanna Wyld investigates the tensions smouldering below the surface in Bach's Leipzig.

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17,967 reasons to be cheerful

17,967 reasons to be cheerful

We’ve just released our 2022/23 ‘Annual Review’ of our Education work. Discover the impact we’ve been having from Durham to Plymouth.

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