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Welcome to the website of the Oxford Early Music Festival. The festival brings some of the country’s top singers and musicians to Oxford, to perform alongside emerging local talents, in the beautiful surroundings of Oxford college chapels and city churches. Please use the links at the top to navigate and to find out more about the Festival. If you have any questions, then please get in touch via the contact form. To stay updated on festival developments, please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or join our mailing list!

 You can view the brochure for the 2015 festival below



Oxford Early Music Festival 2016

Tuesday 10th – Sunday 15th May 2016 The 2016 Oxford Early Music Festival will open with Trevor Pinnock and friends performing trio sonatas by Purcell, Corelli and Handel in the beautiful acoustic of St John the Evangelist church. Handel’s genius is further celebrated with a performance of one of his best-loved oratorios Israel in Egypt. […]

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. The festival presents concerts and workshops by outstanding artists in some of the city’s best-loved venues. For a city synonymous with historic performance and which gave rise to some of the best known groups of the movement, it is exciting to bring together the artists who make up the vibrant early music scene within the stunning surroundings of the college chapels and city churches.

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