Bate Launches new Compact DiscUsing instruments from the collection we have produced a CD of horn music.
Bate Collection receives Accreditation StatusThe Bate Collection has been awarded Full Accreditation status by the Arts Council of England
Christmas ConcertA concert of traditional music for the season
Family Friendly ActivitiesFamily fun and education
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Welcome to the Bate Collection, one of the most magnificent collections of musical instruments in the world. The Bate has over 2000 instruments from the Western orchestral music traditions from the renaissance, through the baroque, classical, romantic and up to modern times. More than a thousand instruments are on display, by all the most important makers and from pre-eminent collectors.
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The Bate will be closed from 16.00 on Friday 20th December for Christmas block leave. We will re-open on Thursday 2 January 2014
Gaudete - A Christmas Concert
Holywell Music Room
Wednesday 18th December at 7.30
Sirinu perform a selection of Latin and Swedish songs from the Piae Cantiones, together with other related renaissance instrumental music and vocal pieces intended for the Christmas period.
With Sirinu and the South Oxford Youth Choir
Many of the Piae Cantiones songs in this concert will be familiar to audiences as they were used as the basis for popular 19th century English carols by John Mason-Neale, such as ‘Good King Wenceslas’, ‘In Dulci Jubilo’ and ‘Unto Us a Boy is Born’. All of them share a beautiful and timeless quality born of constant use over the centuries. A concert for voices, harp, viol, lute, sackbut, and recorder - for all the family with audience participation.
Tickets £10 (concs £5, under 12 Free)
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