Oboe Day 2015


SUNDAY 22 March 2015

Dorchester, near Oxford

oboe day 16th March 2014 review by Kate Adcock

Oboe Day 2014   Oboe Day 2014

A great chance to work with Chris Redgate – all details below. The day is aimed at amateur oboe players of all ages, and teachers. 

To confirm your place on the course, please download and complete this application form Oboe workshop 22 March 2015 details and how to apply and return it with payment (cheque or online transfer).


The tutor is Christopher Redgate – the Evelyn Barbirolli Research Fellow at the Royal Academy of Music, London. He has recently been active in redesigning the key-work of the oboe and, in collaboration with Howarth of London, has developed the Howarth-Redgate system oboe. He is a teacher and performer of great distinction having toured extensively across the globe. He broadcasts regularly for BBC Radio Three and has several solo CDs.

The day will hold some ensemble playing, a masterclass, some basic reed making tips and a detailed Q&A session where Chris hopes to be able to cover all sorts of topics ranging from articulation to breathe control, intonation to vibrato, how to develop your technique, how to approach difficult bit, and more generally, how to get the most from practice and as many more thorny issues as requested!

Alaster Bentley with well-known local oboe repairer will be in attendance to fix your problems.


Arrangements for the day:


Sunday 22 March 2015
The Hall will be open from 09.30 to 18.00
Refreshments from 09.30.
The workshop will start at 10.00, and end by about 16.00/16.30.
Lunch roughly 12.30 – 13.30


Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided for the breaks during the day, and are included in the cost.
Please bring your own lunch. There are some nice cafes and hotels in Dorchester that are open on Sunday, in particular a small café called Lily’s.


This Village Hall in the beautiful village of Dorchester-on-Thames (see particularly Dorchester Abbey).  Website http://www.dorchester-on-thames.co.uk/.
Parking is quite easy in the roads near the Village Hall, in car parks, and on the main street. See map below.

Dorchester-on-Thames is a village on the River Thame in Oxfordshire, about 3 miles northwest of Wallingford and  8 miles southeast of Oxford.  The Hall is marked on the map below.
Dorchester Village Hall, 7 Queen Street, Dorchester OX10 7RA
NB this is the Dorchester in Oxfordshire, near Oxford, not the one in Dorset!