IT&T receives more funding March 21st 2019
We are grateful to the Doris Field Charitable Trust for supporting our new trainee positions which we will be launching in 2019-2020. This is an exciting development for the organisation and allows us to operate more efficiently while also creating opportunities for young people seeking arts management experience.
2 minute read with Christopher Bucknall March 1st 2019
“I think deep down, my first love is the human voice. I realise that in all my work, whether it’s playing a harpsichord concerto, conducting an orchestra or coaching a singer, I’m looking for the power of speech and of line - as if it’s being sung. It unites all the music making I do.” Read our interview with Christopher Bucknall here.
IT&T InSPIRES BAROQUE COURSE february 20th 2019
We are pleased to announce that our 2019 Baroque Strings course will run on October 31st and November 1st 2019 at the Oxfordshire Centre for Music. We are planning a spooky theme to tie in with Halloween! For more info and to sign up please click here.
TWO MINUTE READ - HUGO HYMAS INTERVIEW JANUARY 21st 2019
Tenor Hugo Hymas appears with the Summertown Choral Society and IT&T on February 9th at St Andrews’ Church in Oxford for a performance of Monteverdi’s 1610 Vespers. We caught up with him for this month’s Two Minute Read.
CEREMONIAL OXFORD FEATURED ON BBC RADIO 3 EARLY MUSIC SHOW JANUARY 21st 2019
There is considerable interest at the moment in the music of William Hayes. BBC Radio 3's 'Early Music Show' yesterday featured 'O be joyful in God, all ye lands' from 'Ceremonial Oxford' by The Choir of Keble College, Oxford, on which IT&T appears. You can hear the extract from 54:30 onwards here. This will be available until February 20th.
JANUARY NEWSLETTER JANUARY 15th 2019
Read the January newsletter from Orchestral Manager Judith Evans here.
ANOTHER GLOWING REVIEW FOR ‘THE TRIUMPH OF TIME AND TRUTH’ JANUARY 10th 2019
“Superbly stylish and convincing”. We are glad to have received such a warm review of our Oxford performance of Handel’s ‘The Triumph of Time and Truth’ in the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, written by Anna Brunton. Read the full review here.
IT&T SECURES SUPPORT FROM BISHOPSDOWN CHARITABLE TRUST DECEMBER 3RD
We are pleased to have heard that the Bishopsdown Charitable Trust will be supporting our IT&T InSpires scheme in 2019. Our vision is to make it possible for all 11 to 18 year olds in Oxfordshire to experience workshop and live performance opportunities, as well as working with historical bows and instruments. Historically informed approaches to performance have a wonderful potential for students to learn about the science, evolution and development of instruments and also the historical and social context of the music linking with other subjects, especially science and history. This scheme is unique in Oxfordshire and we are delighted to be delivering it in partnership with the Oxfordshire County Music Service.
CATHEDRAL MUSIC REVIEWS ‘CEREMONIAL OXFORD’ November 1st 2018
“A terrific CD, and most warmly recommended.” The ‘Cathedral Music’ publication has printed a glowing review of ‘Ceremonial Oxford’; the disc which we made with The Choir of Keble College, Oxford under Matthew Martin. Buy your copy here.
MUSIC OMH REVIEW OF KING’S PLACE CONCERT october 23rd 2018
“Under the baton of Edward Higginbottom the playing was extremely smooth”.
Another fine review of our performance at King's Place last week. Read the full review here.
ARTS DESK REVIEW OF KING’S PLACE CONCERT october 22nd 2018
"Band, choir (very effectively sited up in the Kings Place gallery) and soloists together drew every gramme of drama out of this endlessly various – and often ravishing – score. Higginbottom’s alert and cleverly-paced direction put a spring in everybody’s step, and for long stretches managed to weave one silk purse after another from the sow’s ears of Morrell’s pedestrian verse." Read the full Arts Desk review of our King's Place concert on Friday night here.
OXFORD TIMES INTERVIEW OCTOBER 18th 2018
“This is the most packed season we’ve had in Oxford,” Edward says. “What we’re wanting to do is engender a local audience who know and love us, who turn out for us, and who know that we’re their period orchestra.” Read conductor Edward Higginbottom’s recent Oxford Times interview here.