History

The Oxford Millennium Orchestra was founded in 1999 by Benjamin Wolf and built up under the direction of Nick Mumby and Charlie Wilson to a full-sized symphony orchestra tackling symphonic repertoire, with a focus on the great romantic and late classical works, along with a number of newly commissioned compositions.

The orchestra is comprised of students and staff of the University of Oxford, and members of the wider Oxford community. It performs termly concerts throughout the year in the Sheldonian Theatre, and has toured in Europe since 2002, most recently travelling to Barcelona. Highlights from previous years’ tours include two Slovenian television appearances, a concert in a wine lodge in Porto, and a performance of Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony in Ljubljana Castle during a spectacular lightning storm. Partly as a result of its tours, OMO has always prided itself on fostering a strongly sociable atmosphere within its ranks.