"The best modern music venue in Oxford."
The Jacqueline du Pré Music Building (JdP) is a beautiful, modern, and intimate music venue specifically built for chamber music performance and dedicated to the memory of the extraordinary cellist Jacqueline du Pré. The JdP is a part of St Hilda's College, Oxford and is located within its beautiful grounds on the banks of the River Cherwell. St Hilda’s College is committed to sustaining and developing the JdP Music Building as a centre for the learning, teaching, performance, and experience of music at all levels, at all ages, and for people from all backgrounds.
What We Do...
The JdP Music Building promotes its own professional concerts, welcoming world-class performers such as Steven Isserlis (JdP Patron), Joanna MacGregor, and Nick van Bloss.
The research centre for experimental music at St Hilda’s College, Oxford, presents concerts of contemporary classical music, experimental music, and electro-acoustic music as well as various interdisciplinary projects.
Free concerts given by the next generation of performers, every Thursday during term at 1.15pm.
The JdP hosts many events organised by Dance Scholarship Oxford, which provides a major forum for dance scholarship in Europe and promotes dialogue between prominent academic disciplines and the worlds of dance theory and practice.
The JdP Music Building presents monthly Cushion Concerts for children and their parents as well as an annual Christmas Pantomime for families, and other events such as the Sir Robert Mayer Children's Concert sponsored by Robert Mayer Trust. We also run regular schools concerts, Moving Music concerts for people with dementia, and other events such as the Family Prom supported by the Patsy Wood Trust,
The JdP is open to the public and available to hire for concerts, plays, art exhibitions, corporate functions, and other events.
The JdP Music Circle is a group of patrons, friends and supporters who contribute to the life of the JdP. If you would like to support the venue in any way, please consider joining the JdP Music Circle today!
"In the early years of our career this wonderful venue was like a home to us. The intimate setting, a warm and friendly audience and a very clear and dynamic acoustic all contributed to many memorable evenings."
The Belcea Quartet