Dame Prue Leith, Sir Ben Okri and Paul Gambaccini have been announced as the first in line to star in OSJ’s new series The Music in My Life.

Not only will the celebrities discuss their lives, careers, and the music that’s meant the most to them, but their favourite chosen pieces will then be played LIVE at SJE Arts!

Interviewed on stage by BBC’s Sue Cook, an eclectic programme awaits, OSJ playing many brand-new arrangements, all conducted by OSJ founder John Lubbock.

Dame Prue Leith will be introducing favourites from Faure to Ella Fitzgerald on Wednesday March 6 BOOK HERE , Ben Okri brings the likes of Pachelbel to Florence Price on April 4 BOOK HERE while Paul Gambaccini’s choice includes ‘A Shropshire Lad’ to Handel’s Largo on May 2! BOOK HERE

Ben Okri. pic supplied by OSJ

Dame Prue Leith, is of course a restaurateur, TV presenter, broadcaster, cookery writer and novelist who was a judge on BBC2’s Great British Menu before joining The Great British Bake Off in 2017.

Author Ben Okra won the Booker Prize for Fiction in 1991 with his novel The Famished Road making him the prize’s youngest ever winner at 32 and was knighted in 2023 for services to literature, while Paul Gambaccini is the acclaimed Radio DJ, who has worked extensively on Radio 1 and 2 throughout his life.

Paul Gambaccini. pic supplied by OSJ

Conductor John Lubbock says: “We are so pleased to launch the series in Oxford with three very well-known names and interviewer Sue Cook to bring a new depth to the conversations. There will be more to come in the autumn.”

Tickets Available from www.osj.org.uk