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Oxford revival for Greene

Roderic Dunnet:  THE emergence of SJE Arts, a busy, energetic new music programme based at St John the Evangelist, east Oxford, has brought a remarkably imaginative series of concerts to the elaborate complex on Iffley Road

Choirs and composers hark back to tragedy of 1914

Choirs and composers hark back to tragedy of 1914

Remembrance-tide yielded a bumper crop of music. Roderic Dunnett reports

Falls the eventide

Roderic Dunnett hears a work of 16 pieces

All-singing, all- dancing . . .

All-singing, all- dancing . . .

Peter Graystone sees an evangelistic musical wildly applauded in Wembley Arena

Birmingham première recalls 1914

Roderic Dunnett hears Paul Spicer's new full-length oratorio

Fragments and fiery tongues

LAST YEAR could have brought a double loss to British music. As it happened, the death was reported in November, two months short of his 70th birthday, of Sir John Tavener, never a well man, but one whose commitment to religious and liturgical music was second to none. The...

Joy, eternal rest, . . . and slurping

Richard Lawrence is impressed by the Proms, but not by all who go to hear them

Season for Great War elegiacs

THE Britten Sinfonia, based in Cambridge, is now more than a chamber ensemble serving the east of England. It is a force in national music, which commissions and engages in new music and much more. 

Genius faces a papal deadline

Genius faces a papal deadline

Roderic Dunnett on Berlioz's rarely staged Benvenuto Cellini

Welsh Tavener tribute

Roderic Dunnett goes to the Vale of Glamorgan Festival

Tercentenary of a musical giant

Let's not neglect this son of J. S. Bach, says Roderic Dunnett

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By their fruits ye shall know them

Our attitude to the needy reveals our true values, writes Tim Thornton in a new report  Subscribe to read more

Wed 17 Dec 14 @ 18:08
In case you missed it: The Revd Libby Lane to be the Church of England's first woman bishop http://t.co/8GF7zArD1H

Wed 17 Dec 14 @ 14:07
In case you missed it earlier: The Revd Libby Lane to be the Church of England's first woman bishop http://t.co/6hrrMzvy1Z