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Oxford Lieder Festival 2022

14 October 2022 to 29 October 2022

Oxford City Centre

About Oxford Lieder Festival 2022

Friendship in song – An intimate art

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

The “extravaganza of song” is now well established as one of the leading festivals of its kind globally. Over two weeks in October, Oxford Lieder welcomes many of the world’s great singers and pianists to Oxford.

The festival features around 50 concerts and dozens of other events that allow people to learn and participate. The festival also features an extensive creative project in local schools, opportunities for adult amateur musicians, masterclasses, workshops, talks and more.

Ticket prices are deliberately kept as low as possible. There are several free events, thousands of tickets are available for £15.00 or less, and it’s £5.00 for those under 35 at all events. There are generous discounts if you buy tickets to multiple performances, and the festival passes represent a huge saving across the entire festival.

The broad focus of this year’s festival is on Friendship. At a time when friendship has played an increasingly important part in many people’s lives, we are reminded that:

  • Songs grew up in intimate settings, at gatherings of friends. Festival concerts are up close and personal in magical venues.
  • Singing and song have been a part of socialising since time immemorial, so a celebratory, festive air will permeate the festival.
  • Friendships between composers, poets and performers inspired some of the greatest and most personal songs, and a spirit os friendship is a hallmark of Oxford Leider.

Oxford Lieder Festival 2022 line-up and programme

Internationally-renowned singers appearing at the festival this year include Kate Royal, Christine Rice, Benjamin Appl, Thomas Oliemans, Patricia Petibon, Christopher Purves, James Gilchrist, Marie-Laure Garnier, and Iestyn Davies.

Also on the rota of renowned singers are Mark Parmore, Werner GuraBirgid Steinberger, Roderick Williams, Camilla Tilling, C & J Pregardien, Dorothe A Roschmann, Carolyn Sampson and Dame Sarah Connolly.

Visit the festival website for the full programme and to book tickets.

Festival venues

The concerts take place in gorgeous venues in the heart of the city, including Sheldonian TheatreHolywell Music Room, Convocation House, Mansfield College Chapel, Levine Building at Trinity College, Weston Library, Somerville College Chapel, Freud on Walton Street, Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, Oxford Botanic Gardens and SJE Arts.