18. Christopher Purves & Choir of The Queen's College, Oxford: The Catch Club

17 October 2022, 7:15pm - 8:45pm

A drinking club with music, or a music club with drinking? The ‘Noblemen and Gentlemen’s Catch Club’ was founded in 1761; a more down to earth version of its elegant cousin, the Academy of Ancient Music. With scant regard for historical accuracy, we recreate the essence of these social occasions, with music by Purcell, Arne, Boyce and others, including those whose bawdy texts required anonymity.

The Choir of The Queen's College, Oxford, directed by Owen Rees, is joined by the star baritone Christopher Purves for this concert. Other singers and instrumentalists will be announced shortly. Freud's is an Oxford insitution: an amazing converted church with legendary cocktails! Food will be available throughout the evening, and the bar will be open between sets. An unmissable evening.

Stay on after this concert for Event 19, 'Close Harmonies', with the Oxford Gargoyles.


All our seating is unreserved within your ticket area; please arrive in good time to take your seat. For groups of more than 10, please phone or email the box office to book your tickets.

The event duration is approximately 1 hour 20 minutes and there will be a 20 minute interval.


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Oxford Lieder Festival: 14 - 29 October 2022

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17. Mark Padmore & Elizabeth Kenny: Sonnets in Song
17 October 2022, 5:15pm - 6:15pm
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19. The Oxford Gargoyles: Close Harmonies
17 October 2022, 9:30pm - 11:00pm

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