Music from around world to be turned upside down in Spittal

The Oxford Concert Party are a lively and highly entertaining group of six musicians with a unique repertoire
The Oxford Concert Party are a lively and highly entertaining group of six musicians with a unique repertoire

The Oxford Concert Party are appearing in Spittal tomorrow night.

They are described as Europe’s only Baroque and Tango Orchestra and one of the most entertaining, mould-breaking groups around.

For an evening of world travelling music – and plenty of fun – the performance at the old St Paul’s Church is one that should not be missed.

The Oxford Concert Party are a lively and highly entertaining group of six musicians with a unique repertoire which ranges from Vivaldi to Piazzolla, via Argentinian Tango, Jewish Klezmer, French café music, and music from Russia, Eastern Europe, Ireland and Scotland.

From new treatments of familiar Baroque pieces to original compositions by Arne Richards, they take three hundred years of music from around the world, turn it upside down and infuse it with humour, energy, passion and pathos.

Described as “a decidedly unstuffy bunch of superb musicians” by the Daily Telegraph reviewer, the group are on the road with Northumberland’s touring scheme, Highlights, performing a series of virtuoso and entertaining concerts in intimate village venues.

The The Oxford Concert Party perform at the BURC (formermly St Paul’s Church), Spittal on Friday, October 3, at 7:30pm. For tickets, please call 07752403409.