The Jacqueline du Pré Music Building is one of the most exciting music venues in Oxford. Based at St Hilda's College, it is home to a professional Concert Series, regular Lunchtime Recitals, educational events, including family Cushion Concerts, community events, including Moving Music concerts for people with dementia, and a wide range of university functions, theatrical productions, art exhibitions and conferences. The building also contains five practice rooms and a recording studio available for hire.
Find out What's on at the JdP this term by browsing the site and please do visit our new Media Gallery for audio and video clips from recent concerts and events. We look forward to seeing you soon! If you would like to support us by becoming a Patron, Friend or Supporter please consider joining the JdP Music Circle.
Did you miss the Dorian Gray Livestream?
St Hilda's Drama Society's excellent production of Oscar Wilde's 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' was livestreamed from the JdP on Monday 29th February. You can still watch the REPLAY HERE. If you booked to watch the Livestream, you will be able to watch it without paying again.
The Picture of Dorian Gray tells the story of a young man who sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty so that a portrait bears the burdens of age and sin in his place. Though he initially believes this will allow him to act on every impulse without consequences, he soon finds that his new freedom has come at a terrible price.
The novel shocked Victorian audiences with its exploration of hedonism and implied homosexuality, and this new adaptation for the stage restores dialogue from Wilde's original manuscript, which was heavily edited before its publication in 1890. On February 29 2016, it became the first student production in Oxford to be live streamed to a remote audience.