Based at St John’s College, OXFORD ALTERNATIVE ORCHESTRA engages with the city of Oxford by performing high quality music in venues accessible to all publics in addition to traditional concert venues. Formed in 2016, the string ensemble has already performed concerts in Oxford Homeless Pathways, Sobell House Hospice, the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh, Scotland, Rhodes House, and the Holywell Music Room. Proceeds from the public performances go towards future charity projects. Future plans include collaboration with other charities in Oxfordshire. The ensemble comprises of students from the University of Oxford and is directed by the conductor Hannah Schneider, a graduate student in Music at the University of Oxford.