Musicians of the Dreaming Spires

Friday August 10th 7.30pm   St Michael at the Northgate

Musicians of the Dreaming Spires, formed in 2008, are an ensemble of professional players based in Oxford. All the musicians perform as soloists, in chamber music and with the major orchestras including the LSO, Philharmonia, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, English and Welsh National Operas.The performers have broadcast on BBC Radio Three and appear on numerous CDs.

The core of the group consists of a quintet: flute, oboe, violin, viola and cello, to which other instruments are sometimes added enabling the ensemble to present rich and varied programmes.

Musicians of the Dreaming Spires:

Celia Redgate – flute

Christopher Redgate – oboe

Helen Pitstow – violin

David Lewis – viola

Coral Lancaster – cello


Guest performers:

Tim Perkins – viola

Gemma Murray – double bass


  1. Vivaldi (1678-1741) – Concerto in D ‘La Pastorella’
  2. Haydn (1732-1809) – London Trio  no. 3 in G
  3. Perkins (?) – Concerto for Howarth-Redgate Oboe

J.S.Bach (1685-1750) – Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (arr. Celia Redgate)


  1. A. Mozart (1756-1791) – Flute Quartet in D K285
  2. Françaix (1912-1997) – Allegro Vivace from Quartet for cor anglais and strings
  3. Bliss (1891-1975) – Conversations

Tickets from Oxford Playhouse

01865 305305


For General Enquiries:


t: 01865 842336


Photographs of Mami Shikimori by Andres Landino

Photograph of Sheldonian concert by Bernard Mattimore

Oxford Proms logo designed by architect Barnaby Wheeler R.I.B.A

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