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Sounding North: The Carice Singers

20 October 2018, 22:00

Under their director George Parris, the Carice Singers have gained an enviable reputation for superb performances and imaginative programming. In ‘Sounding North’, they conclude our Nordic exploration with a stunning programme of choral music which, in New College Chapel, is the ideal way to finish an exhilarating day.

N.B. A 'Nordic Day Pass' is available to purchase for £60 which will enable you to attend all talks and concerts (excluding meals) at the festival on 20th October 2018. Please book your Day Pass here:


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The Carice Singers

The Carice Singers

Vocal Ensemble

The Carice Singers is a British vocal ensemble founded and conducted by George Parris. The group began life giving concerts in and around Parris’ home in the Cotswolds and making recordings of British choral works for the Naxos label, inspired by its namesake, Carice Elgar (the composer’s daughter). In 2016, the choir was praised for its “captivating interpretations” (Choir & Organ Magazine) and for possessing a “beauty of tone” and “musicality” that few can match” (Gramophone Magazin... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

George Parris

George Parris


George Parris (b. 1993) is a British conductor and singer, currently based between the UK and Finland. He read Music at Cambridge Univeristy, followed by a Master’s Degree in Musicology at Oxford University where he sang as a Lay Clerk with the Choir of Magdalen College. Further studies in conducting have now taken him to the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, where he is also member of the Helsinki Chamber Choir. Parris has received a Certificate of Merit from the Elgar Society and commendation from other societies for his commitment to... Read Full Biography

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The Grand Tour – A European Journey in Song

The 17th Oxford Lieder Festival will celebrate a rich tapestry of music, words and performance in European song. Our Grand Tour of song will showcase the pinnacles of the repertoire while exploring wider cultural and geographical influences. International stars, prize-winning young artists and a wide range of concerts and other related events will take us on this beguiling journey. View the ...

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