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


Holywell Music Room
Holywell Street


John BlowBegin the Song
Henry PurcellHail, bright Cecilia, Z.328 : 'Tis Nature's Voice'
Henry PurcellDioclesian, Z.627: 'Let us Dance, Let us Sing'
John BlowSing ye Muses
~ Interval ~
John BlowAwake my Lyre
Daniel PurcellBegin and Strike the Harmonious Lyre
William CroftA Hymn to Divine Music
Henry PurcellWelcome to all the pleasures, Z.339


Christopher Bucknall – director / harpsichord
Miriam Allan – Soprano
Edward Grint – bass-baritone

Instruments of Time and Truth

Programme Note

Oxford’s own historical performance ensemble, Instruments of Time and Truth, explore the kaleidoscopic ways in which English Baroque musicians responded to their own art, with favourites of the repertoire such as Purcell’s Ode Welcome to all the Pleasures alongside extraordinary lesser-known works including several written for performance in Oxford at the time, some of which may not have been heard for over 350 years.

The project will feature a consort group of young singers from Oxford’s universities joining professional concert soloists and instrumentalists for the performance.

Instruments of Time and Truth in the Holywell Music Room, Oxford

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