What is the Oxford Early Music Festival?
Oxford Early Music Festival is the newest early music festival in the UK. It was originally conceived in the summer of 2012 by three friends, Kate Ashby, Laura Ashby and David Lee, who had variously grown up, studied and worked in Oxford and are now active in their respective careers as musicians and administrators. The festival’s aim is to present concerts and workshops by outstanding artists in some of the city’s best-loved venues. For a city synonymous with early music and which gave rise to some of the best known groups of the movement, it seemed odd that nobody had tried to bring together the artists who make up the vibrant early music scene within the stunning surroundings of the college chapels and city churches.
After a successful launch in 2013, we are delighted to publish details of the 2015 Oxford Early Music Festival, which will be on Friday 15th-Sunday 17th May. Once again, we are thrilled to be bringing fantastic concerts with exciting early music artists to Oxford, as well as expanding to broaden participation with other events involving practical workshops and evensongs.
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