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A special concert to say thank you and pay tribute to the achievements of the Oxford vaccine team has been recorded at the Sheldonian Theatre for a film screening in time for Christmas.

Orchestra playing © Nick Rutter

The Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra has recorded a special concert, featuring a world premiere from composer John Rutter performed by bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel, as a thank you and tribute to the work of the Oxford COVID vaccine team.

In recognition of the scientists at the Oxford Vaccine Group and the Jenner Institute, a film of the concert will be streamed on Friday 18 December for members of the public, following an exclusive first viewing for those developing the COVID-19 vaccine.

The concert, recorded at the Sheldonian Theatre, will be introduced by Classic FM’s John Suchet and will feature interviews from performers, researchers, and the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford, Professor Louise Richardson. The tribute will also include special messages from the Orchestra’s Royal Patron, HRH Princess Alexandra, as well as violinists Anne-Sophie Mutter and Maxim Vengerov, both long-time collaborators with the Orchestra.

The full story is available on the University of Oxford website

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