As detailed below, there are many performance opportunities at Oxenfoord International; some related to ensemble classes, some by first-come, first served sign-up and some by tutor recommendation.
Daytime Ensemble Concerts
Students taking part in the Solo Lieder Ensembles and Solo Italian Ensembles Classes may be chosen to perform in one of two daytime showcase concerts.
Informal Concerts: 4.15 Concert Series
Taking place each afternoon at 4.15pm (with the exception of Tuesday and Wednesday), these informal concerts will provide a more relaxed performance setting during the course. Students will be able to sign up from the day before and the allocated accompanist will be detailed on the sign-up sheet (although students may chose another pianist who they have already rehearsed with if they are available).
Student Showcase Concerts: 7.30pm
We will endeavour to allocate a performance opportunity for each student in one of the three Student Showcase concerts, to include concert and art song repertoire but not operatic arias. The list and order of repertoire will be put on the Music School notice board by 5pm that day. We would ask all students to have at least one piece memorised and ready to perform at the start of the week. Please bring suitable dress appropriate for your allocated evening performance.
Be sure not to miss Linda Ormiston’s Lollipops concert, featuring students from the Cabaret Class, followed by a traditional Scottish Ceilidh.
The Chapel Concert, featuring students from the Early Music classes and Solo Oratorio Ensembles Class, is a real highlight of the course and many students take part in the Oxenfoord Choir; rehearsing between 5pm-6pm each day and performing a range of choral repertoire in the beautiful setting of the School Chapel.
The course culminates in the Opera Scenes performance – a high point of the week for many. Details of all concerts are as follows:
|Thurs 30th Jul||Public Masterclass with Malcolm Martineau (7.30pm)|
|Fri 31st Jul||Student Showcase Concert (7.30pm)|
|Sat 1st Aug||Student Showcase Concert (7.30pm)|
|Sun 2nd Aug||
Solo Lieder Ensembles Concert (4.15pm)
Lollipops Concert (7.30pm) followed by traditional Scottish Ceilidh
|Mon 3rd Aug||Student Showcase Concert (7.30pm)|
|Tues 4th Aug||Song Cycle Concert (1.45pm)
Chapel Concert (7.30pm)
|Wed 5th Aug||Solo Italian Ensembles & Opera Arias (4.45pm)
Opera Scenes Performance (7.30pm)