The inspiration behind The World Encompassed

Music at Oxford has an unusual and inspirational concert in the diary for the end of April. The World Encompassed celebrates the epic voyage that Sir Francis Drake set out on in 1577. Francis surrounded himself with viol players who were tasked to accompany his worship, keep him entertained and impress the occasional exotic guest. […]

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Erik Satie show at Oxford’s SJE Arts is a night of real French fancies

Nicola Lisle speaks to David Bamber about his forthcoming performance for Erik Satie: Memoirs of a Pear-Shaped Life HIS music has been used to advertise everything from chocolate and cider to cars and mobile phones, but to many people the composer Erik Satie is a bit of a mystery. Now the work of the eccentric […]

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