The OU Choir gave its first lunchtime concert in 1979. An unbroken run of three termly programmes a year means that June 2012 marked our 100th termly concert. Details of all the concerts the choir has given during these years can be downloaded here: OU Choir concert record. Further details of our recent concerts can be found at Previous concerts.
Thursday 4 July 2019
John Byron: Ritual Spells
This substantial work for soprano, chorus and orchestra was commissioned by the OU Choir in 1994 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Open University and its premiere was performed by the Choir on 28 April 1994. The work is a setting by local composer John Byron of four poems by Richard Gaskell which trace the cycle of the seasons. The OU Choir has been at the forefront of practical music-making on the Milton Keynes campus for many years and is proud in this concert to mark its own anniversary in 2019 of 40 years presenting concerts at the Open University.
1pm - 2pm, Hub Theatre, The Open University, Walton Hall MK7 6AA
Admission free by ticket only. More information about the programme and how to book tickets can be found on the concert webpage here .
Other music-making at the OU
There are a number of other OU music groups presenting concerts at Milton Keynes campus. See Music at the OU