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The Oxford Philharmonic orchestra, formerly known as Oxford Philomusica, is preparing for its new season

Philharmonic walks tall with new name

Full voice: The Oxford Harmonic Choir are a striking live spectacle, their performances being highlights of the choral year

Taking on a big test of orchestration skill for Town Hall show

Flying high: Oxford indie-pop band Balloon Ascents are tipped for great things. Picture: Gina Hood

Celebration: Everything from indie rock to metal and rave at 120-act Oxford City Festival

Villiers Quartet enjoy a laugh

Villiers Quartet add a new string to their bows

Rousing laddish anthems and bittersweet lyrics from The Fratellis

Daggers drawn for rousing rockers The Fratellis

Music for all: Max Reinhardt is organising the event as part of the Christmas lights switch-on

Hallelujah! A Handel for all to join in with

Way out west: Huck’s experiences in the American South laid the foundations for Alexander the Great

Huck Astley presents twisted songs of innocence lost

Singers of all levels of experience will be joining the Oxford Bach Choir for a come and sing event at St John the Evangelist Church

Oxford Bach Choir get set to raise the roof at Come and Sing event

Sitting uncomfortably: Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott come to the O2 Academy Oxford

Beautiful South stars score a perfect 10

Sophia Hollely-Barik, Margaret Lack, Naama Brittenden, Henry Jensen, Aidan Lack and Jacob Lewis

A fludde of talented children to perform

Hurdy Gurdy man: Donovan retains a playful sense of mischief and fun

Donovan: The father of flower power is oh so mellow....

Top talent: Mezzo Sarah Connolly is among the attractions at this year’s Oxford Lieder Festival

Festival sings praises of poetic inspiration

Up the junction: Squeeze’s Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook

From the cradle to the grave: Squeeze go back to their roots

Rosie Clifford as Popova and Michael Craddock as Smirnov appear in The Bear

The singing cleaner, waiter and gardener at Opera Anywhere

Bullingdon bound: Palace went down a storm at Soho Farmhouse last weekend

Capes, sceptres...and tapirs: Palace to lay on a right royal party!

Some of the Aronowitz Ensemble members, preparing to play in Witney, have local connections with Oxfordshire

Note the date of this musical anniversary

Outrageous: The Pretty Things have courted controversy throughout their long career

Shotguns, LSD and burning crayfish on planes: Is this the wildest band in rock?

Violinist Priya Mitchell is the artistic director of the Oxford Chamber Music Festival

Oxford Chamber Festival grows into its musical maturity

Soulful: Grainne Duffy combines blues, rock and sweet soul music into an intoxicating mix

Soul sister Grainne Duffy got the blues so bad

Medicine’s loss is music’s gain: tenor James Gilchrist who will be performing in Oxford tomorrow

Concert ‘is just what the doctor ordered’

Violin talent: Ben Holder is among the top talent lined up to play St Giles Church

Music with soul ...and all that jazz

Amazons want to make rock culture tribal again

Amazons: make way for the tribe!

Flag waving: Brian Kay was one of the highlights of another west Oxfordshire extravaganza – the Burford Festival

Performers pipe up at Downton church

City venue: Voice at the Ashmolean, where they are set to perform

Sublime singing trio Voice are hitting a high note at Oxford Open Doors

Homestyle: Ben Ottewell describes his sound as British-Americana

Ex-Gomez star Ben Ottewell gears up for Oxford gig

The Derek Paravicini Jazz Quartet who will be performing at the Music in the Abbey festival at Dorchester which starts on Monday

Opera on the menu at an annual festival

Bear’s Den who have an Ivor Novello nomination for their folk-and-country-flavoured pop

Bear's Den take their wild rhythms to Reading Festival

Guitar: Joan Armatrading began writing music at the age of 14 on a piano bought by her mother as decoration for her Birmingham home

Doing it with love: Joan Armatrading heads to Towersey Festival

Ukulele Orchestra head to Oxford for landmark show

Ukulele Orchestra head to Oxford for landmark show

No nostalgia trip: OMD’s Andy McCluskey, left, and Paul Humphreys

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark head back to Rewind for a trip to the 80s

End of the party: Bellowhead are bowing out with a two-part UK tour and a headline set at Towersey Festival next weekend

‘We are proud of making folk cool’ says Bellowhead's John Spiers

Folk-rock frenzy: Cropredy festival

'Cream of the Crop'- Fairport Convention get stuck into Cropredy Festival

Mami Shikimori, a regular performer at the Oxford Proms, outside the Sheldonian Theatre

Performances full of passion and poetry at the Oxford Proms

Wild life: Lady Rotherwick overlooking one of the lakes at Cornbury Park – this weekend home to Wilderness festival

Lady Rotherwick gets ready to rock the manor at Wilderness Festival

Matthew Sharp who will be in The Devil’s Jukebox, a two-hour musical and visual extravaganza

Devilishly irresistible mash-up of flavours in The Devil's Jukebox

Decked: Jaguar Skills performs incognito in a mask to hide his identity

‘Howzat?’ Grime star and top DJ line up for village cricket club

Acting up: Roz Gladstone, on cello, Mark Hooper and actress Emma Boor with puppet at a recent Family Prom at the JDP

Cushioning blow for our young maestros

Emotional: Rhodes is not afraid to wear his heart on his sleeve, with beautiful songs of love and longing

Rhodes returns to the great outdoors of Wilderness + win Wilderness festival tickets!

Participants in Oxford Philomusica’s annual Piano Festival and Summer Academy

Pianists to dazzle as top festival returns

Midnight madness: As well as a haven for of arts and creativity, Wilderness is also a favourite for hedonists

Festival frolics in the woods at Wilderness

Bampton Classical Opera is staging a neglected masterpiece from the 18th century by Antonio Salieri on Friday and Saturday

Opera debuting for the first time in the UK

Superstar DJs: Basement Jaxx are among the biggest dance acts

Basement Jaxx get on the Truck Fest bandwagon

The Pavlova Quintet are Chris Britton, Simon Payne, Barbara Stuart, Jenny Morgan and Carolyn King

Pavlova Quintet weave in fun to quality repertoire

It's not unusual: Tom Jones headlines on Saturday

The stars come out for this year's Cornbury Festival

Instruments of Time and Truth in concert

Frustration spurred on new Oxford orchestra

Academic fun: Revellers dress up for last year’s carnival

City gets set to start the party at Cowley Road Carnival

Waddesdon Manor: Intimate venue ideal for summer concerts

Waddesdon Manor: Intimate venue ideal for summer concerts

Heatwave: Martha Reeves is among Motown’s biggest stars

Motown's Martha Reeves is dancing in the street for Cornbury Music Festival

The girls of Frideswide Voices in song at Worcester

Girls’ choir re-shapes a chorister tradition

Soulful: Porter combines smooth jazz and self-penned compositions with soul and blues elements

Award-winning jazz artist Gregory Porter heads for Oxfordshire

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