Each year Oxford Lieder expands its education and outreach programme, with events throughout the year and a cluster of activity around the annual Oxford Lieder Festival each October. It serves people of all ages in and around Oxford. In 2012 over 500 people took part in a variety of learning projects lasting from one hour to two weeks. Over 2,000 people attended as observers at talks and song masterclasses. To experience such a high-quality programme centring on singing in the context of one of the most prestigious Festivals in Europe leaves a great impression on those who attend.
This year, The Schubert Project (10th Oct - 1st Nov 2014) will offer even more events to the public -
- workshops and projects for local primary schools in Oxfordshire
- daily masterclasses for singers studying at music college led by many of our professional performers
- a Festival Chorus, with a series of rehearsals/ workshops led by Jonathan Williams and Fiona Dobie culminating in a short performance
- an extensive programme of study events
- a “Bring and Sing” event giving amateurs of all ages the chance to perform on the famous Holywell Music Room stage, the setting for all the major Festival recitals
- a Composition Workshop with Oxford University lecturers for students presenting newly-written songs, in association with the university's Music Faculty
If you would like to support any area of Oxford Lieder’s education work, from a small donation to help cover the costs of the Schools Project to supporting a bursary for the Master Course, please do contact Peter Burrows: [email protected].