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Sunday 19th January 2020

Sunday 26th January 2020

Thursday 30th January 2020

Friday 7th February 2020

1:00 PM

Oxford Lieder in Birmingham - Lorena Paz Nieto & Sholto Kynoch

Lunchtime

07 Feb 2020 13:00 | The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham

We are delighted to begin a new partnership with the University of Birmingham and Barber Lunchtime Concerts, presenting exceptional young singers and including works by leading contemporary composers, in the wonderful concert hall of the Barber Institute of Fine Arts.  The prize-winning Spanish soprano Lorena Paz Nieto is a former Oxford Lieder Young Artist. Together with pianist Sholto...

Sunday 16th February 2020

11:00 AM

Oxford Lieder at Fairlight Hall / Tristan Hambleton

16 Feb 2020 11:00 | Fairlight Hall

Thursday 20th February 2020

Friday 27th March 2020

10:30 AM

Masterclass with Joan Rodgers

Participation Events

27 Mar 2020 10:30 | Holywell Music Room

The internationally-renowned soprano Joan Rodgers will be leading this year’s Mastercourse, and this is a special chance for amateur song enthusiasts also to benefit directly from her experience and insights. There are spaces for six singers. An accompanist will be provided if needed. The day will culminate in a short concert given by participants. If you are interested in taking par...

6:00 PM

Bring and Sing

Early Evening Participation Events

27 Mar 2020 18:00 | Holywell Music Room

A chance for one and all to tread the boards of the historic Holywell Music Room in an informal concert setting. An accompanist will be provided if needed, and short written feedback on the performance will be offered if desired. All are welcome.   If you are interested in taking part, please email [email protected]   Observers are also welcome across the day, free o...

Saturday 28th March 2020

11:00 AM

Poetry Making Song

Study Event

28 Mar 2020 11:00 | Holywell Music Room

Oxford Lieder regulars Helen Abbott and Natasha Loges team up to lead an interactive study event looking at some famous poet-composer pairings from the French and German traditions. Using examples from Baudelaire and Debussy, Daumer and Brahms, Goethe and Schubert, and Verlaine and Fauré, we will explore meanings, contexts, and sounds in the poetry that makes up song. The sessions will i...

Sunday 29th March 2020

2:00 PM

Mastercourse Day 1: Introducing the students

Mastercourse

29 Mar 2020 14:00 | Holywell Music Room

On this first day of the Mastercourse, Joan Rodgers works with our nine exceptional singer-pianist duos. This introductory session is an opportunity to hear and observe the students for the first time, as they begin their immersive journey in song.     A Mastercourse Pass is available to purchase for £45: this represents the best value for those attendi...

Monday 30th March 2020

10:00 AM

Mastercourse Day 2 with Joan Rodgers & James Baillieu

Mastercourse

30 Mar 2020 10:00 | Various

Lead Tutor: Joan Rodgers Holywell Music Room   Guest Tutor: James Baillieu Harris Manchester College Chapel Pianist James Baillieu is the first of our Guest Tutors this year, following his recital with Ailish Tynan on Saturday. James is a Professor at the Royal Academy of Music and the head of the song programme at the Verbier Festival’s Atelier Lyrique. Our two venues ...

Tuesday 31st March 2020

10:00 AM

Mastercourse Day 3 with Joan Rodgers & Julius Drake

Mastercourse

31 Mar 2020 10:00 | Various

Lead Tutor: Joan Rodgers Holywell Music Room   Guest Tutor: Julius Drake Harris Manchester College Chapel   Today’s Guest Tutor is Julius Drake, one of the world’s leading accompanists. He is a Professor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and at the University for Music and the Performing Arts in Graz, Austria.   Our two venue...

Wednesday 1st April 2020

10:00 AM

Mastercourse Day 4 with Helen Abbott - What’s the stress? Finding your feet with French poetry

Mastercourse

01 Apr 2020 10:00 | Holywell Music Room

Guest tutor: Helen Abbott    10am – 1pm Break 2pm – 3pm    Today’s shorter Mastercourse day opens with a talk by Professor Helen Abbott on the structures and stresses of French poetry, and its different metrical forms. It will explore ways of performing the ‘mute e’ and how it is accounted for in French poetry and song, as well...

Thursday 2nd April 2020

10:00 AM

Mastercourse Day 5 with Joan Rodgers & Graham Johnson

Mastercourse

02 Apr 2020 10:00 | Various

Lead Tutor: Joan Rodgers Holywell Music Room   Guest Tutor: Graham Johnson Harris Manchester College Chapel   Graham Johnson is internationally renowned as pianist, scholar and pedagogue. Today he shares his experience and insights with our Mastercourse students. Our two venues are only a few minutes’ walk from each other and observers are welcome to move be...

Friday 3rd April 2020

10:00 AM

Mastercourse Day 6 with Joan Rodgers & Simon Lepper

Mastercourse

03 Apr 2020 10:00 | Various

Lead Tutor: Joan Rodgers Holywell Music Room   Guest Tutor: Simon Lepper Harris Manchester College Chapel   Simon Lepper, Head of Collaborative Piano at the Royal College of Music, is renowned as a teacher and pedagogue as well as one of today’s leading song pianists. We are delighted to welcome him as this year’s final guest tutor.   Our two ven...

Saturday 4th April 2020

11:00 AM

The Songmakers Almanac: Graham Johnson

Study Event

04 Apr 2020 11:00 | Holywell Music Room

Graham Johnson’s Songmakers Almanac set a new standard for inventive programme and song performance when he established it in 1976. Today, he gives an illustrated talk on the history, artists, programmes and performances of this revered group…   A Full Spring Song Pass is available to purchase for £190: this represents the best value for those atte...

Thursday 7th May 2020

Sunday 10th May 2020

11:00 AM

Oxford Lieder at Fairlight Hall / Helen Charlston

10 May 2020 11:00 | Fairlight Hall

Thursday 11th June 2020

Sunday 14th June 2020

11:00 AM

Oxford Lieder at Fairlight Hall / Frederick Long

14 Jun 2020 11:00 | Fairlight Hall