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Oxford Lieder in Witney: Sounding Out Song

19 October 2019, 16:00 - 16:30

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

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Katy Hamilton

Katy Hamilton


Dr. Katy Hamilton is a freelance researcher, writer and presenter on music. She is one of the UK’s most sought-after speakers on music, providing talks for a host of organisations including the Wigmore Hall, Southbank Centre, BBC Proms, Ryedale Festival and Oxford Lieder Festival. In addition, she regularly writes programme notes for the Salzburg Festival, North Norfolk Festival and the Philharmonia Orchestra, and is a frequent contributor to BBC Radio 3. Katy’s area of specialism is the music of Johannes Brahms and his contem... Read Full Biography

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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...

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