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Bach’s B minor Mass (1748)

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Following much-praised accounts of the St John Passion and Christmas Oratorio, conductor Stephen Layton now turns to Bach’s mighty B minor Mass.

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Vivaldi, The Four Seasons (CD)

Vivaldi 4 Seasons
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With its vivid poetry and technical ingenuity, Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons remains as fresh today as the day it was written – forever influential, transfixing and just plain catchy.

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Beethoven Symphony No.9 CD

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Recorded live at the Edinburgh International Festival, with the late Sir Charles Mackerras.

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Monteverdi Vespers (2CD)

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Monteverdi’s 1610 Vespers is one of the towering musical achievements of the 17th century. A fascinating and rewarding musical experience, it is deeply spiritual, yet extraordinarily theatrical.

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Young Friend

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As a thank you for your generosity:

– Attend one OAE Young Patron networking event a year*
– The opportunity to attend OAE open rehearsals, enjoying a drink with the players afterwards
– Get 2 for 1 tickets for The Night Shift
– Beat the interval crush with an exclusive area at Southbank Centre concerts
– Celebrate Christmas at our Young Patrons Festive Drinks*
– Receive a membership pack including a stylish OAE Tote bag
– Keep in touch with a monthly e-bulletin

*additional costs may apply


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Gold Friend

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All the benefits of Silver Friend, plus:

– Invitation to the launch of the OAE’s Southbank Centre season*

– Opportunities to join OAE players on tour around the world and participate in a programme of musical events*


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Silver Friend

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All the benefits of Bronze Friend, plus:

– The opportunity to attend additional daytime and evening OAE rehearsals (up to a maximum of six per season), free of charge

– Access to our exclusive OAE Glyndebourne ticket ballot for OAE dress rehearsals


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Bronze Friend

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All the benefits of a Supporting Friend, plus:

– Credit in OAE Southbank Centre programmes and on the OAE website

– 10% discount on the OAE online shop


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Supporting Friend

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All the benefits of a Friend, plus:

– Invitations to the OAE’s music masterclasses, Counterpoint, led by OAE players and guest artists*

– Each year the generosity of Supporting Friends will be recognised at a selected Southbank Centre concert. As a Supporting Friend you will gain access to an exclusive concert package, to include:

– A drinks reception with OAE players at a Southbank Centre concert

– Access to a rehearsal*

– Invitation to a discussion group with OAE players to provide insight and context to the repertoire*


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Become a Friend of the OAE

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Love the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment? Curious about what goes on behind the scenes? Become part of the OAE family by joining OAE Friends today.

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Rameau Anacréon (1754)

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On the surface it’s a charming tale of young love. But hidden beneath the love-triangle plot lie subversive messages that Dan Brown would be proud of. What can it all mean? And will love prevail?

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Donizetti, Les Martyrs (3CD)

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Hear Les Martyrs, the latest in the Orchestra’s collaboration with Opera Rara, conducted from a new critical edition of the score by OAE Principal Artist, Sir Mark Elder.

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CPE Bach, Symphonies (CD)

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The newest CD on our OAE Released label features the music of CPE Bach – a trailblazer, whose music is bright and effervescent. Music that constantly shifts, wrong-footing the listener when they least expect it with wild changes of colour and direction.

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Faure, Requiem (CD)

Faure Requiem
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Fauré’s Requiem as the composer first imagined it – a masterpiece for liturgical performance with a choir of men and boys and an orchestra of brass and strings.

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Mahler Totenfeier CD

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Vladimir Jurowski conducts works by Mahler, including Songs of a Wayfarer with soloist Sarah Connolly,

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David Daniels, Handel Operatic Arias (CD)

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David Daniels performs a selection of Handel’s operatic arias on this, his debut release.

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Bach, Christmas Oratorio (2CD)

Bach, Christmas Oratorio 2CD
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Bach’s joyous and exuberant Christmas Oratorio, a stalwart of the festive season.

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Fairy Queen DVD

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The DVD of Glyndebourne’s spectacular production of Purcell’s exuberant take on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is now available.

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Rinaldo DVD

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The DVD of the 2011 Glydebourne production of Handel’s opera, featuring the OAE conducted by Ottavio Dantone. 

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Mozart Requiem CD

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A new recording of Mozart’s Requiem with the Choir of New College Oxford.

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