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Renowned recitalists, emerging talent, auditions for the next generation of star artists, masterclass and more; a mid-year fix for song lovers


This is available now and gives access to all events over the weekend.

On Friday 4th at 6pm, enjoy a 2-course dinner at the Vaults Café, with a glass of wine for £20: this can be purchased with your Pass or concert ticket.


The fifteenth Oxford Lieder Festival will be The Schumann Project, a unique survey of Schumann's complete songs. The Schumann Project will explore Schumann's life and times, his friends and contemporaries, his influences and his legacies, and his literary and artistic interests. This two-week feast of song will feature Oxford Lieder's trademark progamming of related chamber and choral works, study events, artistic partnerships and world-class musicians.

Oxford Lieder wins prestigious RPS Music Award

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We are delighted to announce that Oxford Lieder has won the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Music Award in the category of ‘Chamber Music & Song’ for last year's The Schubert Project.

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THE SCHUBERT PROJECT: 10th October - 1st November 2014

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The Schubert Project will be the biggest ever celebration of the life and music of Franz Schubert. At its core is the UK's first ever complete performance of Schubert's songs, alongside a host of other works. Bringing Schubert’s Vienna to Oxford in a dazzling feast of music, art, theatre, food & drink, this three-week festival is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to immerse yourself in the master of song and his world.

See the full schedule here...

Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform 2016

Apply Now!

We are now inviting applications from suitably talented and qualified duos for the Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform 2016. Oxford Lieder is committed to finding and nurturing outstanding new talent and this year we are looking for two singer-pianist duos to be exemplary ambassadors for song.

Exclusive Sarah Connolly recordings

Sarah ConnollyMezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly and pianist Eugene Asti gave a stunning recital at the 2011 Oxford Lieder Festival. The concert was recorded, and two tracks are now exclusively available to Oxford Lieder supporters. These two wonderful Mahler songs - "Die Gute nacht, die ich dir Sage" and "Ich Atmet' einen Linden Duft" - are free to listen to on this site. Click the titles below to download these tracks.

Passes for the 2011 Oxford Lieder Festival are now on sale

This year's festival dates are Friday 14th - Saturday 29th October. The brochure is in the process of being designed, and the full line-up will be announced here soon, but here's an idea of the shape of the festival fortnight to whet your appetite:

The opening weekend features all the songs Schubert composed from Die schöne Müllerin (written in 1824) until his death in 1828. Featuring 9 concerts in 3 days, this weekend will be a glorious start to the festival!