What’s On at Oakham School in 2016

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Oakham School is aiming to offer a little something for everyone this New Year as it showcases four art and three music events this month.

The school’s new Arts spring guide for 2016 has just been issued with many surprises in store for theatregoers, music lovers and art connoisseurs.

Kicking off 2016 from Monday to Saturday January 23 is the art exhibition - ‘Gabrielle LI From Art to Architecture: The Journey of an architectural student.’

This exhibition at the Wheelhouse Gallery assembles sketches, drawings and models from the last seven years of Gabiel Li. For all enquiries call the Richard Bull Centre on 01572 758611.

Another art exhibition from Monday to Saturday January 23 is in the Smallbone Library.

‘The Artists’ Photography’ event will showcase some of the collages made by first year GCSE and Upper School students. It will be open Monday to Friday 10am-5pm and Saturday 10am-12pm.

From Monday January 25 to Saturday February 6 ‘Tom Van Herrewege’s Superstitious Beast’ art exhibition explores different intrepretations of the animal kingdom. For all enquiries call the Richard Bull Centre on 01572 758611.

The final art event is from Monday January 25 to Friday February 12. The ‘Middle School Art’ exhibition displays GCSE students paintings, textiles and sculptures, together with sketchbooks full of creativity and imagination.

For music enthusiasts there is an ‘Informal Chameber Music Recital’ on Wednesday January 20. In the chapel from 7.45pm, Oakham students will share their love of music-making in an informal, relaxed setting.

Following this on Friday January 22 ‘Brandenburg Festival Choral Concert’ comes to St Mary-le-Bow Church.

Th Chamber Choir will perform the newly comissioned English translation of Arensky’s Three Quartets, The Twelve, and two major works by Haydn. This concert will also include the London premiere of God so loved the world, a new work by William Todd.

Tickets for event are £19 (premium package which includes a reserved seat, programme and glass of wine), £14 (unreserved), children £5. They are available from www.brandenburg.org.uk/oakham/fri-22-jan-6pm

Concluding the music scene will be the ‘Annual English Song Competition Recital’ on Sunday January 31.

This recital will feature performances by prize-winners and selected competitors. Guests are welcome to join in the Choral Evensong which will be sung by the Chapel Choir. The competition starts at 4pm with the Choral Evensong at 7.30pm.

All art and music events have free entry unless stated otherwise. For more information email boxoffice@oakham.rutland.sch.uk

Alternatively you can call 01572758820 or 01572758653.