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Oxford Lieder Festival 2021

08 October to 23 October

About the Oxford Lieder Festival 2021 - Nature’s Songbook

The Lieder Festival is the focal point of Oxford Lieder’s year.

An astonishing array of artists will appear in more than 100 events, encompassing the great song cycles of Schubert and Schumann, the riches of fin-de-siècle Paris, the epic landscapes of Scandinavia, and the vibrant sphere of American song.

World-leading singers appearing at the Festival include Ian Bostridge, Dame Sarah Connolly, Dietrich Henschel, Thomas Oliemans, Christoph Prégardien, Dorothea Röschmann, Carolyn Sampson, Anna Stéphany, Camilla Tilling, Robin Tritschler and Roderick Williams.

The cream of the new generation includes BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2017 Catriona Morison, Simon Bode, Stuart Jackson, Konstantin Krimmel, and Helen Charlston.

The broad focus of the Festival is on nature: at a time when this has played an increasingly important part in many people’s lives, we are reminded of how many poets and composers have been steeped in and inspired by nature and used it as a metaphor for every aspect of life.

This vast range of music and poetry will gently steer the Festival programme, including an exciting collaboration with Oxford Botanic Garden to mark their 400th anniversary.

As well as in-person attendance, the Festival will be live-streamed, allowing audiences around the world to enjoy this thrilling and immersive fortnight of exploration, discovery and inspiration.

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About The Oxford Lieder Festival

The Oxford Lieder Festival is well established as one of the world’s leading song festivals and the biggest in the UK, attracting many of the world’s greatest artists. Oxford Lieder has a mission to re-establish an appreciation of song - the meeting of words, music, languages and artistry that can be so powerful yet, which has been neglected in recent decades.

This year’s festival - Nature’s Songbook - runs from 08 to 23 October across several venues in Oxford, including SJE Arts and Jacqueline du Pré (JdP) Music Building. Over two packed weeks, world-class artists will present some 50 concerts and events from venues across Oxford. You will be able to enjoy these concerts in person and live from the comfort of your own home with high-quality live-streaming.


A full festival pass at £1,300 gives you give access to all of the festival’s events (in-person and Digital Concert Hall). A Digital Festival Pass that provides online streaming access is also available at £165.

Single event tickets are priced between £15 and £38 which provide access in person, and via the Digital Concert Hall.

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