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OUPhil in rehearsal

Oxford University Philharmonia

Manager: Matthew Bentham

Do you audition?

Yes, as part of OUMS - find out more here

What is the usual rehearsal schedule?

Each Wednesday from 6.45-10pm, and 1-2 Saturdays 10.45am - 2pm

What's the conductor like?

OUPhil is led by a student conductor (elected by auditions in Hilary each year). The new conductor for Trinity 2023 is second year muso, horn player, and familiar face on the conducting scene Alice Knight - it's set to be a fabulous year!

When do you perform?

Usually around 6th Week in the Sheldonian Theatre - this term our concert is Wednesday, 22nd November

Where can I buy tickets for the next concert?

Keep an eye out on our socials!

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The Oxford University Philharmonia was founded in 1992 and ever since it has been both run and conducted entirely by students. We have a OUPhil has a highly sociable and friendly atmosphere, and are committed to highlighting some of the greatest musicians at our university.

Each Hilary term, OUPhil includes a solo concerto in the programme. Auditions for the soloist take place in Michaelmas and past performances have been of an extremely high standard. A new conductor and leader take office in Trinity term. 

We regularly perform large-scale symphonic works, with concerts in the past two years featuring Holst’s The Planets, Bernstein’s West Side Story, Stravinsky’s Firebird, Elgar’s Cello Concerto, and Price’s The Oak. This term we are delighted to be collaborating with the Oxford University Chorus for our performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 - “Resurrection” at the Sheldonian Theatre on the 22nd of November.

OUPhil Exec Committee

The key people behind the scenes of OUPhil - get in touch with any questions!

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Matthew Bentham

Ensemble Manager

Christopher Churcher, OUPhil Secretary

Christopher Churcher


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