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THE schubert circle

PATRON: dame sarah connolly DBE

President: dr john drysdale

The Schubert Circle, founded in 2014, is our second highest tier of annual supporters.



  • An exclusive advance booking period ahead of the Friends of Oxford Lieder
  • Priority position on waiting lists to sold-out events, should your plans change after the advance booking period
  • Invitations to events and receptions in Oxford and in London (further cost may apply)
  • The opportunity to sponsor or co-sponsor a Festival artist

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Donations from £1200


All the above plus:

  • The opportunity to support or co-support a Festival concert
  • Where possible, to meet the artists post-concert

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The Artistic director's circle

Members of the Artistic Director's Circle make exceptionally generous donations, from £5,000 each year, securing the future of the Lieder Festival. Your support at this level will ensure the world's greatest artists appear in Oxford each year, for matchless music making in this unique art form.

You will enjoy VIP treatment in the booking process and at Oxford Lieder events, invitations to dinner with the artists, and the opportunity to host a recital in your own home should you wish. You will be a linchpin of the Festival and of the future wellbeing of song.

Please contact Ellen Parkes ( to find out more.

How To Join

If you would like to become a member of the Schubert Circle or the Artistic Director's Circle, you can do so online by clicking here. Alternatively, to receive a form by post, please contact us by email or phone with your address details: [email protected], 01865 591 276.

For further information about supporting the work of Oxford Lieder and Gift Aid, please see the Support page.