Littlemore Oratorio and rehearsal dates

Littlemore Oratorio

Sounds and songs of Littlemore

24 June 3.00 pm

Littlemore Church

Littlemore Oratorio concert and rehearsals

Concert date: June 24th at 3 pm

(To be repeated at Cowley Carnival on the 1st July)

Core group rehearsals will be arranged on an ad hoc basis and in addition the regular Confluence and Marhaba sessions may well be available to trial ideas.


There is a series of rehearsals in June for anyone interested in joining in group singing. These will be on Thursday 7th, 14th and 21st of June at 7 o clock in Littlemore church.

The songs are all simple and we are confident that even if you are not a confident singer you will be able to join in with these songs so please pass on details to anyone who may be interested. Singers can join in with any song they are comfortable with. They will be conducted in and out to vary textures as on the recordings but all they will need to do is memorise parts to join in with (as many as they are comfortable with):

Scores and recordings for the group songs are now at:

 A provisional plan for the Oratorio is below

The theme of the oratorio will be the lives of the people and key institutions of Littlemore.

Recicative will here be recordings of the voices of local people accompanied by improvisation and leading into and combining with other songs

Part 1     Beginnings

Kyrie Eleison plus Michelle’s choreoraphy

Recitative 01                                                                                       improv plus recited texts which will  merge into:

Lilli Marlene

Lead Kindly Light   – arranged for all instruments plus recicative 02

Littlemore School Song

Part 2  Littlemore now

Who    – song of longing

Recicative 03 leading into

Lux Aeterna     – plus group dance choreographed by Andy Solway

Dance pieces based on sketches by Alex:

Man with Dogs

Tom and Shed

Under bridge plus sound


(this will include music by Nini, Bruno,Valeria and improvisation and choreograph by all dancers)

Bruno piece

Let us Enjoy  plus Recicative 04

Part  3  Littlemore in the future – hopes and dreams.

Littlemore Prayer

Poem by Jay (Delaram sing Rumi in Farsi ?)

We’ll Gather Lilacs

All Shall be Well  plus recicative 05

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