Whats On - Friday 6th August 7:30 pm




6:00 - 6:30 pm pre-concert talk, open to ticket holders



Prelude BWV 894 - Adagio BWV 564 - Fugue BWV 894 in A minor 


Organ Trio in E minor BWV 528



Andante from Sonata in G minor BWV 1030b

Organ Trio in Bb major BWV 525 

Sonata in G minor BWV 1020


Adults £15.50

Under 16 £5


Jane Downer

(Baroque Oboe)

Warwick Cole


Jane Downer


Warwick Cole

Warwick Cole read Music at Brasenose College, Oxford, and subsequently completed a PhD on ornamental practice in the keyboard and chamber music of Johann Sebastian Bach. As a harpsichordist, he has performed with many of the UK’s leading orchestras and appeared on TV and Radio broadcasts. He is the founder and director of the period-instrument Corelli Orchestra with whom he has made a number of CDs, most notably the world-first recordings of music by the eighteenth-century Oxford music professor (and Gloucester-born) William Hayes. He is a recognised authority on the music of Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel whose 1720 Passion setting he recently edited for A-R Editions. He is also the Director of Music at Holy Trinity, Minchinhampton.

Jane plays principal oboe with the Oxford Bach Soloists, Australian Romantic and Classical Orchestra, and Instruments of Time & Truth, and has performed with the Oslo Barokkorkester, Concerto Köln, Academy of Ancient Music, English Baroque Soloists, Corelli Orchestra, Canberra Bach Ensemble, and Pinchgut Opera. She has appeared at the New England Bach Festival, Brunswick Beethoven Festival, Canberra International Music Festival, and at international festivals in Innsbruck, Malta and other European cities. Jane has worked as an external specialist examiner for the Royal College of Music in London and the Birmingham Conservatoire. She is official programme-note writer for the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong, and contributes articles and reviews to music magazines. Jane’s main musical focus is as Artistic Director of Austral Harmony who tour Australia promoting chamber music of the baroque era using historical instruments, and hosting REMEMBER BACH FESTIVALS and BACH-AKADEMIE educational projects. 


“The greatest joy of this disc is simply the sound of Jane Downer’s effortlessly fluid and gracefully phrased oboe playing" - North East : Music Monthly