Director: Tom Hammond-Davies
Evangelist: Ben Johnson; Christ: Humphrey Thompson
Retiring collection in aid of Arts 4 Dementia
Generously sponsored by A4D Patron, Dr Donatus Prinz von Hohenzollern
The Oxford Bach Soloists (OBS) is a Baroque ensemble whose ambition is to perform, in sequence, the complete canon of JS Bach’s vocal works over 12 years. Founded by Tom Hammond-Davies (Artistic Director) in 2015, OBS offers a unique musical experience that converges composer, performer, and audience.
Their mission is distinctive and pioneering: while there have been many recordings and performances of the complete vocal works of JS Bach, no ensemble has ever mounted a cycle of performances in chronological order, programmed in real-time, and in the context for which they were conceived. OBS has set out to perform Bach’s works as he himself would have realised them with performers, instruments, and venues that echo the university and churches of Bach’s hometown of Leipzig.