Oxford Lieder at Kings Place, London: 2 - 4 October

2 October 2014 - 6:30pm
Sarah Connolly (mezzo-soprano)

Oxford Lieder is delighted to curate a three-day mini Festival at Kings Place, London's newest major music venue. From 2 - 4 October, highlights of The Schubert Project and other events unique to Kings Place will take place in this exceptional space.

Bring and Sing

10 October 2014 - 12:00pm

Have your five minutes of fame on the stage of the Holywell Music Room

Our hugely popular Bring and Sing returns offering enthusiastic singers the chance to perform solo in a supportive and non-competitive atmosphere. 

Each performer has a short rehearsal slot prior to the performance. A pianist can be provided for a small additional charge, though you are warmly encouraged to bring someone you work with regularly. There will be time for one or two songs (approx. 5-7mins).

Masterclass given by Ian Partridge CBE

10 October 2014 - 2:00pm

The first of our extensive series of masterclasses for outstanding young artists is given by the renowned Schubertian tenor Ian Partridge, who is also Patron of the Friends of Oxford Lieder.

Early-evening talk given by Gavin Plumley

10 October 2014 - 5:00pm

'Fettered Beings': Cultural Politics in Schubert's Vienna

Gavin Plumley speaker

Schubert lived in repressive times. It was said in 1828, the year he died, that an Austrian artist was a 'fettered being', who could not be liberal, nor philosophical, nor humorous. Gavin Plumley explores the tensions of living in Vienna under the aegis of State Chancellor Prince Klemens von Metternich. 

Schools' Project Concert

10 October 2014 - 6:15pm

Young People from Local Primary Schools composers, writers & performers

This event is the culmination of workshops over several weeks in local schools, working with young people and inspiring them to create their own song cyle which they will perform today. They will be joined by a top singer who will also perform selected Schubert songs that have helped inspire today's composition.

Schubert's Life & Times: 1811-1815

11 October 2014 - 11:00am
Marcus Farnsworth (baritone)


Birgid Steinberger – soprano
Alessandro Fisher - tenor
Marcus Farnsworth - baritone
Graham Johnson – piano

This is the first of five lecture-recitals given by the world-renowned pianist Graham Johnson, surveying Schubert's Lworld, his life and his achievements. The first of these looks at the early years 1811-1815.

Oxford Lieder Goes to Town

11 October 2014 - 12:00pm

Spot talented your singers performing Schubert songs to diners and passers-by:

12pm Browns Bar and Brasserie

1pm The Randolph Hotel

2pm The Central Library

2.45pm The Big Bang

Festival Chorus Mini-Course - Performance

11 October 2014 - 6:15pm

Jonathan Williams conductor

All are welcome to attend this fun and friendly pre-concert performance of some beautiful Schubert partsongs.

The Festival Chorus is open to all, regardless of experience; read more about taking part. Several workshops and rehearsals take place in the run-up to the Festival.


Settings from Goethe's 'Wilhelm Meister': Sophie Karthäuser, Stephan Loges & Eugene Asti

11 October 2014 - 7:30pm


Sophie Karthäuser soprano
Stephan Loges baritone
Eugene Asti piano

The poems from Goethe’s great novel Wilhelm Meister have been an inspiration for many composers, and Schubert’s settings of these texts are many, varied and extraordinary. Other Goethe settings, including ‘Ganymed’ and ‘Gretchen am Spinnrade’ are also included.