20th Oxford Lieder Festival – 8 to 23 October 2021

The 20th Oxford Lieder Festival: Nature’s Songbook

The Oxford Lieder Festival (8 – 23 October 2021) will celebrate its 20th anniversary this autumn. Celebrating the magical art of song, an astonishing array of artists will appear in more than 80 events, encompassing the great song cycles of Schubert and Schumann, the riches of fin-de-siècle Paris, the epic landscapes of Scandinavia and the vibrant sphere of American song.

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Bampton Classical Opera’s May 2021 performances of Gluck’s ‘The Crown’ (‘La corona’)

BAMPTON CLASSICAL OPERA 2021 Christoph Willibald Gluck ‘THE CROWN’ (‘La corona’) composed 1765 Azione teatrale, in one act, sung in Italian with linking English narration Concert Performances: St John’s Smith Square, London: 18 May, 2021 University Church, Oxford: 22 May, 2021 Libretto: Pietro Metastasio Conductor: Robert Howarth CHROMA Ensemble Bampton Classical Opera presents two concert performances of Gluck’s one-act opera The … Read more

Striking demonstration from the Oxford Philharmonic of what music can be aurally and visually

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Rameau & Bach, Music and Maths: Baroque and Beyond: Marcus du Sautoy (presenter), Tamás András, Charlotte Scott, Alicja Smietana (violins), Anthony Robb (flute), Peter Facer (oboe), Christian Barraclough (trumpet), Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra / Marios Papadopoulos (conductor/harpsichord) with Mathias Gmachl (Chaldni plate artist). Streamed live from the Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford via Facebook on 18.4.2021. (CD & CC)

Oxford Philharmonic perform the Second Brandenburg Concerto

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Sir John Eliot Gardiner’s remarkably powerful St John Passion streamed from Oxford’s Sheldonian Theatre

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Bach’s St John Passion, BWV 245: Nick Pritchard {Evangelist}, William Thomas (Christus}, Alex Ashworth (Pilatus), Julia Doyle (soprano), Alexander Chance (countertenor), Peter Davoren (tenor), Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists / Sir John Eliot Gardiner (conductor). Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford, streamed on DG Stage (click here) 2.4.2021. (CC)

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Oxford Lieder weekend of song: 27-28 February 2021


Building on the success of its first online festival in October 2020, Oxford Lieder presents a live, online weekend of song on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 FebruaryWinter into Spring: The Changing Seasons offers nine events with world-class singers and pianists, and emerging stars, with a wide range of music to lift the spirits in the depths of this bleak winter and herald the coming of spring. Concerts will be broadcast live and on demand from the historic Holywell Music Room in the heart of Oxford.

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A Hardy Songbook: Roderick Williams and Christopher Glynn at Oxford Lieder

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Oxford Lieder Festival [5] – A Thomas Hardy Songbook: Rowan Pierce (soprano), Roderick Williams (baritone), Christopher Glynn (piano). Holywell Music Room, Oxford (live stream), 16.10.2020. (CS)

Roderick Williams

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Christoph Prégardien and Emerging Artists farewell recital celebrates success of Oxford Lieder Festival 2020

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Oxford Lieder Festival [4]Beethoven, Schubert: Christoph Prégardien (tenor) and Michael Gees (piano); Harriet Burns (soprano) and Ian Tindale (piano). 17.10.2020 performance from Holywell Music Room, Oxford, reviewed as a live stream. (CP)

Christoph Prégardien (tenor) & Michael Gees (pianist) (c) Hermann und Clärchen Baus

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