2021 into 2022
Christmas-New Year


The City of Oxford Orchestra was founded in 1965 with a firm commitment to provide live, classical music of the highest quality to the widest possible audience.  The Orchestra has played to acclaim in most of the capital cities of Europe whilst also providing all-year-round concerts in Oxford's beautiful, historical buildings, in particular, Sir Christopher Wren's stunning Sheldonian Theatre.


Normally I would be welcoming you to our 2021 into 2022 season with a trio of Christmas and New Year celebrations. This year, however, we have been treading carefully, to avoid last year's disappointments. I'm delighted to offer you, therefore, our first sign that the Orchestra is returning to normal, namely our ever popular Christmas Concerto by Candlelight ! This has been described by our audience as one of the highlights of their musical year, and certainly for our musicians, it's one that they really love. We are also thrilled to begin  2022 with our beloved Viennese New Year concert, this time featuring world famous oboist Nicholas Daniel.

Please book early!

Lindsay Sandison



Principal Conductor
Levon Parikian

Artistic Director
Stephen Bell

Mike Gray

Guest Director
Roland Roberts


Artist in Residence

Tom Poster


Board of Trustees
Dr William Bishop
Dr Stephen Robinson

Lindsay Sandison
Dr Sandra Clarke

Personal Assistant
David Carter


Web Assistant

Katie Minien







Advisory Board
Peter Bennett-Jones
Jilly Cooper OBE
Charles Hart
Lady Goodhart
Earl of Buckinghamshire