Quiet times

Members’ commitments and personal circumstances meant that we had a couple of years without public performances, meeting occasionally for informal music making, but we had been hoping to arrange some new dates…and then, well, we all know what happened!

We hope to produce some more music and perform live soon.

In the meantime, we wish you health, happiness and lots of music.


Fun at the Festival

Thanks to the inhabitants of Wolvercote and Wytham for inviting us to play at the Sunday lunchtime concert in their festival .  We very much enjoyed our set and then taking part in other village activities.   Thank you for your warm reception . We hope to see many of you again!


A Little Taster

Three of us – Trish, Camilla and Jill – are contributing a ten-minute slot to the Wolvercote and Wytham Midsummer Festival’s Sunday lunchtime concert on June 23rd. This ever-popular event takes place at midday in the tiny Baptist chapel, Lower Wolvercote. Sadly, Anne is still tied up with her course and cannot join us this time……but we are hoping to get going properly, with all four of us,  in the autumn.

One performance was not noted down here at the time it happened, so here are the details:-

All four of us took part in the Christmas Tree Festival concert at St. Edburg’s Church in Bicester, in December 2017. This is a truly magical setting, and it was good for us to perform for a completely new audience.

Tea and Trees. We support the Tree Charter

Come along to our next concert and help preserve woodlands for future generations!

Join us

at the Friends’ Meeting House, 43 St. Giles, Oxford

on October 7th, 2017

at 7.30pm,

for our  special concert in support of the Tree Charter.

This significant initiative launches in November and is the descendent of the historic Charter of the Forest, contemporary with Magna Carta and giving important rights to the common people. The concert will follow on from work we are doing earlier in the day at a smaller event in Wytham Woods and the first of our public  events in support of the Tree Charter. We’ll be following this up over the next few months with one or more workshops.

Entrance to the concert is free, thanks to sponsorship from the Tree Charter ………and we very much hope you will sign the charter  while you’re there (if you haven’t already done so.)


October 2017

It’s probably pretty obvious that we like trees?

This autumn we’re getting involved in the launch of the Tree Charter and will be putting on  a couple of events in early October.  At least one of them will have opportunities for our supporters to join in . As things stand, one will be under cover in central Oxford while the other is more of an open-air affair, amongst trees. We’ll let you know all about it – times, places and other details – once we have finalised it all. In the meantime SAVE THE DATE.


Springsong without the grey line…..and instrumentals as well, of course! We return to the Wesley Memorial, in central Oxford, for a third year to give a lunchtime concert on Thursday, 13 April. Expect the usual wide range of moods and instrumental/vocal combinations in a programme that highlights  some of our recent work as well as older ideas. See you there!

Lunchtime concert coming up

Fractofusus returns to St. Michael at the North Gate for another lunchtime gig, this time in aid of Syrian refugees via Médecins sans Frontieres.  As usual, the programme will encompass older and newer work, vocal and instrumental, more and less improvised. We hope to see you there!fractofusus-28-november-320016

March gig

10 March sees our return to the  Wesley Memorial Church in Oxford for a free lunchtime concert.  We’re greatly looking forward to revisiting this  splendid space and presenting our unique mix of styles, moods and sounds in a programme for early Spring.

We hope to see you there!  Here are the details for your diary.


Four women composers


Thursday, 10 March 2016

12:45 – 13:30

Free entry


Wesley Memorial Church

New Inn Hall Street

Oxford OX1 2DH

2016 in preparation

We’re working on some new material for 2016, and look forward to sharing some of it with those who can make it to the Wesley Memorial Church, New Inn Hall Street, Oxford, on Thursday , March 10th. We’ll be giving  one of the free lunchtime concerts there, from 12.45 to 1.30.

Other 2016 dates will appear here as they are fixed. However, if you’re curating an exhibition and need some interactive or ambient music, why not get in touch?