The voices run lightly, matching every bow stroke and the balance of the low voices with the strings, fantastic, the security and the accuracy, exemplary. A delicacy.
— El Pais

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A WORLD-CLASS PERIOD INSTRUMENT ENSEMBLE FOR OXFORD

Inspired by the name of a 1757 Handel oratorio, Instruments of Time and Truth is a new period instrument ensemble, which aims to present world-class performances of baroque and classical music in Oxford and the surrounding region. Our ambition is to establish an exciting series of self-promoted concerts in the City's historic venues while also being an employable resource for Oxford's thriving musical community

OXFORD TALENT

The ensemble is a showcase for the exceptional talents of international period musicians already resident in and around Oxford, who hold Principal positions with established groups such as Academy of Ancient Music, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, and English Baroque Soloists.

FOUNDER-MEMBERS WITH VISION

The orchestra is run by its two founder-members on a voluntary basis, and an administrator, thus minimising management costs and creating a uniquely affordable ensemble available to all: college or amateur choirs; institutions or schools wanting an education programme; entrepreneurs or philanthropists. Click here to learn more about IT&T's Governance.

INVESTING IN OUR COMMUNITY 

We feel privileged to live in Oxford. We believe it is worth investing in our community and that we can encourage reciprocal investment from the community. By uniting the elements available to us – the talents, the expertise, the concert venues and the audience – Instruments of Time and Truth will enhance the life of our city.