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63. Composer Conversation

18 October 2021, 12:00 - 12:30

Enjoy the whole festival live online for £165 with a Digital Festival Pass. All events will be available on demand after broadcast until 30th November, so you can catch up at a time which suits you.

This event is a pre-concert talk which will be streamed online for free. Watch this conversation live at 12:00, or afterwards on demand. The livestream will be available to view on this page (no ticket required). Please refresh this page at 12:00 to view the livestream.

For in-person audiences, this event is only available if you have purchased a ticket for Event 64.

Composer Tom Coult is an Albi Rosenthal Visiting Fellow at the Bodleian Libraries. Oxford Lieder works in partnership with the Bodleian to commission a new work as the culmination of this Fellowship. Ahead of the world premiere at lunchtime today, Tom speaks about his new work and his experience at the Bodleian.


This event is an in-person and livestreamed event. Livestreamed performances will be available to watch live in our Digital Concert Hall at the advertised performance time and will be available to watch again and on demand until the end of November.

Want to watch this concert in person and at home? 'Hybrid' tickets, valid both in person and for the Digital Concert Hall, are also available for an additional £3 to the in-person price.

All our seating is unreserved. This means you are guaranteed a seat in your chosen area, but not a specific seat. In order to allow for social distancing, you will be seated as an individual or as a group, based on the number of tickets you booked for this concert.

For groups of more than 10, please phone or email the box office to book your tickets.

The event duration is approximately 30 minutes, with no interval.


(Online bookings only)

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Tickets for both in-person and the Digital Concert Hall will be issued as eTickets by default. Printed tickets are available on request, for an additional fee.


Due to COVID-19 we have to do things a little differently this year. In order to keep everyone safe, our seating and concert conditions are subject to change in line with changing government guidance.

For more information about our COVID-19 safety measures, please click here.

If you are displaying symptoms of COVID-19 on the day of the concert, please do not attend, but get in touch with our box office to arrange a refund.

Artist Portrait

Tom Coult

Tom Coult


Tom Coult is a composer born in London in 1988. His playful and seductive music has been championed by many of the UK’s major orchestras and ensembles, resulting in a series of acclaimed large-scale pieces including Beautiful Caged Thing for soprano Claire Booth and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Sonnet Machine for the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, and St John’s Dance (premiered by Edward Gardner and the BBC Symphony Orchestra to open the First Night of the 2017 BBC Proms). In 2021 he was made Composer-in-Association with t... Read Full Biography

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