Fundraising Concert for Help Musicians by Oxford Bach Soloists

JS Bach: St John Passion in isolation  click this link to access

This event is a benefit concert for Help Musicians. They are doing sterling work supporting musicians in this uniquely challenging period, during which most or all performing work has disappeared. OBS is inviting donations via their JustGiving Page, here:  They have a target of raising £20,000 and have achieved over £16,000 so far.

The star-studded cast includes:

Daniel Norman, Evangelist
Roderick Williams, Christ
Christopher Purves, Pilate

Mary Bevan, soprano
Carolyn Sampson, soprano
William Purefoy, countertenor
Catherine Wyn-Rogers, mezzo-soprano
Toby Spence, tenor
James Gilchrist, tenor
Nick Pritchard, tenor
Peter Harvey, baritone
Matthew Brook, baritone
Stephan Loges, baritone

Download the programme in the from that it would be printed: Download programme

This is a remarkable and innovative work with each musicians and singer working from their own home.  It has taken a great deal of effort to prepare with much of this work continuing and so it is presented in 9 Episodes, all of which are accessible on the 

Positive Note YouTube Channel


Regular free online concerts

Musicians Company Young Artists at 12 noon on Mondays and Wednesdays

Live concerts from St Mary Perivale at 4pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays


Here are some links for you to enjoy while live concerts are no longer possible (click on each line):

JS Bach Easter Oratorio & Singing the Reformation: Oxford Bach Soloists

JS Bach: St Matthew Passion, including Charles Daniels and Tim Mead

JS Bach: St John Passion: Maasaki Suzuki

JS Bach: B Minor Mass including Peter Harvey

Bach – A Passionate Life – Documentary by John Eliot Gardner

Laurence Cummings conducting Handel soprano arias – Handel’s Heroines

Swiss Bach Foundation special organ arrangements of Cantata 106

Elizabeth Cooney – short clipsBach from Partita 3; Anach CuainBreval ; Ravel Tzigane ; Lark in the Clear Air  

BACHTRACK is running links to a number on on-line concerts including operas

String quartet play in front garden

Castalian Quartet and Stephen Hough from the Wigmore Hall – Brahms Piano Quintet

Castalian Quartet – Beethoven Op59-2 Razumovsky

Castalian Quartet – Mozart K.465 Dissonance



Chamber music concerts (mostly piano based) from St Mary Perivale (Vimeo)

Individual pieces from St Mary Perivale (YouTube)

Full length Bach Cantatas from Bach Stiftung (Trogen Switzerland)

Netherlands Bach Society – many videos not only cantatas



Focus on a historical performer: Tatiana Nikolaeva – the pianist friend of Shostakovich


and some fun:  Beethoven Line RidersMozart Line Riders


Clips of some of our recent performers

Will Duerden:  Bottessini Grand Duo Concertant; Tabakov MotivyTubin Concerto at Haslemere

Ana Docolin: Mozart Bassoon Concerto

Castalian String Quartet: Collection; Beethoven Razumovsky No2;   Haydn Op76-2

Brook Street Band: Collection

Ensemble Mirage: Nemtsova – an extraordiary modern piece that inlcudes variations on On Come, Oh come Emmanuel

Alexandra LomeikoJoachim/Bach/YsayeDvorak Piano Quintet

Solem Quartet: Schubert Quartetsatz

Piatti Quartet: Haydn Op76-3 Emperor 

Yuri Zhislin & Natalia Lomeiko: Halvorsen Passacaglia