Please note: This concert is in the past and has already taken place.


Church of St John the Evangelist
109A Iffley Road


Edvard GriegHolberg Suite, Op.40
Jean SibeliusRomance, Op.42
Niels GadeNovelletten for string orchestra, Op.53
Lars Erik LarssenSerenade, Op.12
Edvard GriegTwo Norwegian Airs, Op.63
Dag WirenSerenade for Strings, Op.11


Janet Lince – Conductor

Corona Strings

Programme Note

Acclaimed professional Oxford-based orchestra Corona Strings, conducted by Janet Lincé are regular visitors to St John the Evangelist, Oxford.  In their forthcoming season of lyrical string music, they perform evocative and lyrical works by Scandinavian composers.

May's concert, on Saturday 13th, finds Corona Strings in the land of the midnight sun, as they discover works by Grieg, Sibelius and other Scandinavian composers in a programme entitled 'Northern Lights'. 

"The orchestra is also really keen to explore the less well-known repertoire", explained conductor Janet Lincé.  We are looking forward to performing Lars-Erik Larsson’s delightful ‘Serenade’ alongside the more famous one by Dag Wiren, and Sibelius’s intense string miniature ‘Romance’ from 1903.”

Listeners of a certain age may recognise one of Grieg’s Norwegian Airs as the theme music to the children’s TV programme, ‘The Woodentops’.   

Corona Strings, conducted by Janet Lince

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