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13th - 20th October 2019

We are delighted to work in partnership with two thriving promoters in Witney and Wallingford to present two days of song in these beautiful Oxfordshire towns. Both partnerships will follow similar formats: SongSpiel's fun and inspiring family concert; a talk given by the brilliantly engaging Katy Hamilton, aiming to demystify the song recital for anyone who previously felt it wasn't for them; and a repeat performance of the thrilling programme of ghosts and spirits given by world-renowned artists Maria Forsström & Matti Hirvonen.

Presented in association with Witney Music Society and Music at St Peter's Wallingford.

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England

Sunday 13th October

2:30 PM

Oxford Lieder in Wallingford: The Thought Machine

Families & Children

13 Oct 2019 14:30 | Wallingford School

2.30-3.15pm A magical Thought Machine lets us use our imagination to go anywhere… Dynamic singer-pianist ensemble Songspiel, together with hand shadowgrapher Drew Colby, introduce a range of weird and wistful characters from anxious Viking warriors to the superhero Hamster Man. With music by Cheryl Frances-Hoad, poetry by Kate Wakeling from her award-winning collection Moon Juice...

Saturday 19th October

11:00 AM

Oxford Lieder in Witney: The Thought Machine

Participation Events Families & Children

19 Oct 2019 11:00 | The Henry Box School, Witney

11.00-11.45am A magical Thought Machine lets us use our imagination to go anywhere… Dynamic singer-pianist ensemble Songspiel, together with hand shadowgrapher Drew Colby, introduce a range of weird and wistful characters from anxious Viking warriors to the superhero Hamster Man. With music by Cheryl Frances-Hoad, poetry by Kate Wakeling from her award-winning collection Moon Jui...

4:00 PM

Oxford Lieder in Witney: Sounding Out Song

Free Events Pre-concert Talks

19 Oct 2019 16:00 | High Street Methodist Church, Witney

Katy Hamilton is one of the most sought-after speakers on music in the UK, and today she gives an introduction to music and poetry intended to dispel any concerns people might have that song is 'not for them'. With a bit of background, some cultural context and tips on how best to approach songs in foreign languages, this talk sets out to demystify 'art song' and promises to be ...

5:00 PM

Oxford Lieder in Witney: Der Doppelgänger - Maria Forsström & Matti Hirvonen

Early Evening

19 Oct 2019 17:00 | High Street Methodist Church, Witney

The great Swedish duo of Maria Forsström and Matti Hirvonen present a programme of ghosts and graves. At the end of this concert, audience members are warmly invited to stay for coffee and meet the artists informally. Presented in association with Witney Music Society    Supported using public funding by Arts Council England

Sunday 20th October

3:00 PM

Oxford Lieder in Wallingford: Sounding Out Song

Free Events Pre-concert Talks

20 Oct 2019 15:00 | St Peter's Church, Wallingford

Katy Hamilton is one of the most sought-after speakers on music in the UK, and today she gives an introduction to music and poetry intended to dispel any concerns people might have that song is 'not for them'. With a bit of background, some cultural context and tips on how best to approach songs in foreign languages, this talk sets out to demystify 'art song' and promises to be ...

4:00 PM

Oxford Lieder in Wallingford: Der Doppelgänger - Maria Forsström & Matti Hirvonen

Early Evening

20 Oct 2019 16:00 | St Peter's Church, Wallingford

The great Swedish duo of Maria Forsström and Matti Hirvonen present a programme of ghosts and graves. At the end of this concert, audience members are warmly invited to stay for coffee and meet the artists informally. Presented in association with Music at St Peter's Wallingford.   Supported using public funding by Arts Council England