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Join us this October as Oxford Lieder, the UK’s biggest festival of song, marks its 20th year with its most ambitious programme to date.

This year’s Festival features more than 100 events, both in-person with a socially distanced audience and livestreamed online, building on the success of two previous online festivals.

World-class singers and pianists, alongside emerging stars, take to the stage for song recitals, complemented by piano, chamber and choral works and several world premieres.

An extensive series of Song Connections events forges links between music, poetry, nature, art, language and science, ensuring multiple access points to the world of song

Streaming tickets start at just £3, with a full Festival streaming pass, providing online access to every event, offering exceptional value at £165.

'All song lovers should buy a pass for the Oxford Lieder Festival... varied, rewarding, engaging.' The Observer, 2021

Monday 18th October

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62. Mastercourse: Day One, Session One - Jacqueline du Pré Music Building & Holywell Music Room

  • Joan Rodgers
  • Anna Tilbrook

Mastercourse

18 Oct 2021 10:00 | Jacqueline du Pré Music Building

Sixteen exceptional musicians at the outset of their careers are in residence for the second week of the Festival, working intensively to hone their skills as song performers. They study each day with the renowned soprano Joan Rodgers and a different guest tutor, building up to their showcase concert on the closing day (see Event 102). Sessions are open to the public and run concurren...
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2:30 PM

65. Mastercourse: Day One, Session Two - Jacqueline du Pré Music Building & Holywell Music Room

  • Anna Tilbrook

Mastercourse

18 Oct 2021 14:30 | Jacqueline du Pré Music Building

Sixteen exceptional musicians at the outset of their careers are in residence for the second week of the Festival, working intensively to hone their skills as song performers. They study each day with the renowned soprano Joan Rodgers and a different guest tutor, building up to their showcase concert on the closing day (see Event 102). Sessions are open to the public and run concurren...

Tuesday 19th October

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10:00 AM

69. Mastercourse: Day Two, Session One - Jacqueline du Pré Music Building & Holywell Music Room

  • Julius Drake

Mastercourse

19 Oct 2021 10:00 | Jacqueline du Pré Music Building

Sixteen exceptional musicians at the outset of their careers are in residence for the second week of the Festival, working intensively to hone their skills as song performers. They study each day with the renowned soprano Joan Rodgers and a different guest tutor, building up to their showcase concert on the closing day (see Event 102). Sessions are open to the public and run concurren...
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2:30 PM

72. Mastercourse: Day Two, Session Two - Jacqueline du Pré Music Building & Holywell Music Room

  • Julius Drake
  • Joan Rodgers

Mastercourse

19 Oct 2021 14:30 | Jacqueline du Pré Music Building

Sixteen exceptional musicians at the outset of their careers are in residence for the second week of the Festival, working intensively to hone their skills as song performers. They study each day with the renowned soprano Joan Rodgers and a different guest tutor, building up to their showcase concert on the closing day (see Event 102). Sessions are open to the public and run concurren...

Wednesday 20th October

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10:00 AM

77. Mastercourse: Day Three, Session One - Jacqueline du Pré Music Building & Holywell Music Room

  • Jan Philip Schulze

Mastercourse

20 Oct 2021 10:00 | Jacqueline du Pré Music Building

Sixteen exceptional musicians at the outset of their careers are in residence for the second week of the Festival, working intensively to hone their skills as song performers. They study each day with the renowned soprano Joan Rodgers and a different guest tutor, building up to their showcase concert on the closing day (see Event 102). Sessions are open to the public and run concurren...
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2:30 PM

80. Mastercourse: Day Three, Session Two - Jacqueline du Pré Music Building & Holywell Music Room

  • Joan Rodgers
  • Jan Philip Schulze

Mastercourse

20 Oct 2021 14:30 | Jacqueline du Pré Music Building

Sixteen exceptional musicians at the outset of their careers are in residence for the second week of the Festival, working intensively to hone their skills as song performers. They study each day with the renowned soprano Joan Rodgers and a different guest tutor, building up to their showcase concert on the closing day (see Event 102). Sessions are open to the public and run concurren...

Thursday 21st October

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10:00 AM

85. Mastercourse: Day Four, Session One

  • Joan Rodgers

Mastercourse

21 Oct 2021 10:00 | Holywell Music Room

 Sixteen exceptional musicians at the outset of their careers are in residence for the second week of the Festival, working intensively to hone their skills as song performers. They study each day with the renowned soprano Joan Rodgers and a different guest tutor, building up to their showcase concert on the closing day (see Event 102).  Please note there is no guest tutor thi...
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2:30 PM

88. Mastercourse: Day Four, Session Two

  • Joan Rodgers

Mastercourse

21 Oct 2021 14:30 | Holywell Music Room

Sixteen exceptional musicians at the outset of their careers are in residence for the second week of the Festival, working intensively to hone their skills as song performers. They study each day with the renowned soprano Joan Rodgers and a different guest tutor, building up to their showcase concert on the closing day (see Event 102). Please note there is no guest tutor today and thi...

Friday 22nd October

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10:00 AM

93. Mastercourse: Day Five, Session One - Jacqueline du Pré Music Building & Holywell Music Room

  • Eugene Asti

Mastercourse

22 Oct 2021 10:00 | Jacqueline du Pré Music Building

Sixteen exceptional musicians at the outset of their careers are in residence for the second week of the Festival, working intensively to hone their skills as song performers. They study each day with the renowned soprano Joan Rodgers and a different guest tutor, building up to their showcase concert on the closing day (see Event 102). Sessions are open to the public and run concurren...
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2:30 PM

96. Mastercourse: Day Five, Session Two - Jacqueline du Pré Music Building & Holywell Music Room

  • Eugene Asti

Mastercourse

22 Oct 2021 14:30 | Jacqueline du Pré Music Building

Sixteen exceptional musicians at the outset of their careers are in residence for the second week of the Festival, working intensively to hone their skills as song performers. They study each day with the renowned soprano Joan Rodgers and a different guest tutor, building up to their showcase concert on the closing day (see Event 102). Sessions are open to the public and run concurren...

Saturday 23rd October

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2:00 PM

102. Mastercourse Recital

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23 Oct 2021 14:00 | Jacqueline du Pré Music Building

The sixteen students who have been studying intensively across this week present their final concert, with a programme that is selected and introduced by course leader Joan Rodgers. This concert is always a highlight of the Festival. Those who have followed the students across the week will enjoy seeing their progress and in-depth learning. Equally, those who hear them for the first time will b...