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Twenty years of music from the JdP Music Building

Over the last 20 years, the Jacqueline du Pré Music Building (the JdP) has secured its position as one of the finest venues in the country for chamber music, and as a hub of creativity contributing to the cultural life of both the University and Oxfordshire.

With the constant use of the concert hall, practice rooms, and the musical instruments, we urgently need your help in maintaining and refurbishing the instruments and facilities in the JdP for future enjoyment. Thanks to the generosity of the JdP Music Circle, so far we have been able to renovate the Steinway A piano, and sound proof one of the Practice Rooms.

Twenty years on, we appeal to those who care about access to music and musical education and wish to see the Jacqueline du Pré Music Building continuing its vital role at the heart of the music scene for Oxfordshire and the community.

The culmination of the JdP’s 20th anniversary year was a concert by the JdP’s music patron, Steve Isserlis, on February Friday 12th February and Saturday 13th February 2016 – the Complete Bach Cello Suites. We were delighted to see many of the JdP Music Circle at this special event.

Please show your support by joining the JdP Music Circle...

Join the JdP Music Circle

Joining the JdP Music Circle means your gift
will support the following areas of need:

  • Overhaul of the Steinway D piano, practice rooms and rehearsal facilities for students and artists.
  • Sponsoring concerts for people in the community, especially those with dementia.
  • Improvement of the studio and recording facilities.
  • Travel grants, music scholarships and bursaries
  • to assist students in performance and composition.

Become a JdP Patron (Lifetime Patron of the JdP) - £2000

  • Two complimentary tickets for selected concerts advertised each season within the brochure.
  • A termly lunch for two in the dining hall before special lunchtime concerts.
  • An annual drinks reception coinciding with a special concert during the season.
  • Name inscribed on the Patron’s board in the JdP.

Become a JdP Friend - £20 per quarter (5 years)

  • An annual drinks reception coinciding with concert.
  • A termly lunch for two in the dining hall before special lunchtime concerts.
  • Exclusive 2-for1 ticket offers for selected events.

Become a JdP Supporter - £20 per year (5 years)

  • An annual drinks reception coinciding with concert.
  • Exclusive 2-for1 ticket offers for selected events.

Join the JdP Music Circle Now or Make a Single Gift to the JdP Here*
*Please select the 'Jacqueline du Pre Music Building' fund.


Supporting Us

By supporting our Concert Series you enable us to provide opportunities for students and families through the lunchtime recital series, cushion concerts, schools concerts and concerts for people with dementia. If you would like to further support our activities at the JdP Music Building, we welcome donations to the College. Your donation could go towards a refurbishment project or to sponsor a specific concert or programme. Current refurbishment projects that we require support for include a new bar to provide a better experience for our audience members and acoustic treatment of practice rooms. Please visit the College Giving page (select the 'Jacqueline du Pré Music Building' fund from the drop-down menu) to make a donation to the JdP Fund or contact the Manager.

The JdP Team welcomes all non-financial help from our supporters. In particular we are looking for members of our audience to act as ambassadors for the JdP Music Building and help us to engage with a larger audience base. We also welcome volunteers for concert stewarding and community projects. Voluntary help with fundraising projects, or any other initiative is also very welcome, and can be carried out on an informal basis. Please contact the Manager if you would like to assist the work of the JdP.

Have your Say...

We want to know what you think of the JdP’s events and how we can improve your experience at the Music Building. Please contact the Manager if you have any thoughts and comments which will enable us to enhance your experience of music in Oxford.