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Oxford Lieder in Witney: Sounding Out Song

19 October 2019, 16:00 - 16:30


Free Events Pre-concert Talks

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High Street Methodist Church, Witney

40 High Street
OX28 6HG

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 fascinating for all.

Presented in association with Witney Music Society

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England

Artist Portrait

Katy Hamilton

Katy Hamilton


Katy Hamilton is a freelance researcher, writer and presenter on music. She is a specialist in nineteenth-century Austro-German repertoire, in particular the music of Johannes Brahms and his contemporaries, exploring chamber and vocal music and its connection to amateur music-making. She has also been involved in a wide range of other research projects and publications covering subjects as diverse as the history of the Edinburgh Festival, the role of émigré musicians in post-1945 British musical life, and variety shows at the W... Read Full Biography

This event is part of a series:

Beyond Oxford

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 fo...