Oxford Lieder exists to promote and celebrate song.
The centrepiece of each year is The Oxford Lieder Festival, an extravaganza of song now well established as one of the leading festivals of its kind in the world. Over two weeks each October, we welcome many of the world's great singers and pianists to Oxford. The Festival features some 50 concerts, as well as dozens of other events that allow people to learn, take part and be inspired. In 2014/15, Oxford Lieder was proud to win a prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Award for Chamber Music & Song.
Oxford Lieder's Spring Weekend of Song is a mid-year fix for song lovers, featuring several high-profile recitals and other events, including the audition recitals for the Young Artist Platform. The YAP is a crucial part of Oxford Lieder's commitment to nurturing outstanding new talent, through which we support song recitals by exceptional young artists in music clubs and festivals around the country.
The Oxford Lieder Festival also features an extensive creative project in local schools, opportunities for adult amateur musicians to take part, masterclasses, workshops, talks and more.