51. A Night at The Museum: Benjamin Appl, Graham Johnson, Rowan Pierce, Nathaniel Mander & Prof. Michael Scott

20 October 2019, 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Presented in association with Classics for All


One of the highlights of this year’s Festival is an evening in multiple parts at the Ashmolean Museum. In the Randolph Sculpture Gallery, Benjamin Appl and Graham Johnson explore songs of classical mythology, surrounded by Greco-Roman statues. Upstairs, in the rooftop restaurant, Michael Scott – well-known Classicist and presenter for BBC, ITV and National Geographic – gives a talk entitled ‘Ancient Myths Now and in the Future’. And in the stunning setting of the Mallett Gallery, with the Museum’s famous Kirkman harpsichord, Rowan Pierce and Nathaniel Mander perform songs by Purcell with roots in mythology.

Ticket information

Please note: Concert Only Tickets are valid only for the Benjamin Appl/Graham Johnson part of the evening.
To attend the other parts, please buy Full Evening Ticket.

The ticket shows what time you are scheduled to start - please make a note of this:

Group A - 7pm start in Mallett Gallery
Group B - 7.30pm start in Greek and Roman Sculpture Gallery

Group C - 7.30pm start (Appl/Johnson concert only in Greek and Roman Sculpture Gallery)
Group D & U35s - 8.45pm start - arrive at 8.15pm for drinks (Appl/Johnson concert only in Greek and Roman Sculpture Gallery)
GROUP D: PLEASE ENTER VIA ST GILES - there is no access to the Ashmolean from Beaumont Street

Please do not arrive more than ten minutes before your alloted start time as we may not be able to let you in to the building if performances are happening.

An Oxford Lieder steward will guide you through the evening. All audience members will gather together in the Atrium for a central, celebratory interval drink (all tickets include a glass of wine or non-alcoholic drink). 

Please email the Box Office if you have any questions, or would like to join the waiting list for Full Evening Tickets.


Watch Rowan Pierce singing Purcell:

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11 October 2019 | 10:00am

Tales of Beyond - Magic, Myths and Mortals

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52. An Arctic Exploration: Ross Griffey
21 October 2019, 11:15am - 12:00pm

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