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.
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!
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.
Come along to our next concert and help preserve woodlands for future generations!
at the Friends’ Meeting House, 43 St. Giles, Oxford
on October 7th, 2017
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.)
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.
…..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!
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!
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
Wesley Memorial Church
New Inn Hall Street
Oxford OX1 2DH
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?
Our first engagement for 2015 :
Thursday 2 April
Wesley Memorial Church, New Inn Hall Street, Oxford