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Saturday, 8th June 2019:
Handel: Athaliah

Sheldonian Theatre: 7:30pm
Doors open: 7:00pm


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The Sheldonian Theatre was opened in 1669, 350 years ago, and the OBC celebrates this anniversary with one of the greatest pieces premiered there, Handel's oratorio Athalia.  Not only is this the only oratorio conducted by Handel in Oxford, but the Sheldonian is almost certainly the only surviving building where we know he performed any of his oratorios.  Athalia itself tells the dramatic tale of the downfall of the evil usurper Athalia, Queen of Judah, daughter of Jezebel and worshipper of Baal, with appropriately colourful and exciting music for soloists and chorus alike.

Tickets

Prices
£42, £30, £20, £15

Discounts (Only one discount will be applied per ticket)
Students: £5 off
Under 18s: 50% discount *
Groups of 10 or more: 15% discount

Wheelchair users, patrons with disabilities and their carers: Please telephone OBC Box Office 01865 980220 for availability and further information.
* We regret that children under 6 years old cannot be admitted to this concert.
Postage
We post tickets free of charge to the UK only, up to 7 days before the event, after which tickets will need to be collected from our Box Office in the main entrance of the Sheldonian Theatre from 3:00pm on concert day.

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Chairs
Row A
Lower Gallery
Row F
Semi-circle
Upper Gallery

Please note that Semi-circle and Upper Gallery seats do not have backrests.