Opening Night: A Serenade to Music

12 October 2018, 7:30pm 14 July 2024 - 5:13pm

Generously supported by Freeths Solicitors

A wonderful gala concert opens this year’s Festival. In the grand setting of Oxford's Town Hall, an exceptional team of four world-renowned soloists perform songs and ensembles by Schubert, Schumann, Saint-Saëns and others. Schola Cantorum of Oxford is Oxford’s leading chamber choir and we are delighted that they will join us to conclude the concert with Ralph Vaughan Williams’s extraordinary Serenade to Music, setting words from Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, which famously reduced Rachmaninov to tears at its premiere.

Watch Artistic Director Sholto Kynoch introduce the gala concert:

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This concert is presented in association with Music at Oxford, promoters of prestigious orchestras, ensembles and soloists throughout the year. For details of their season see

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