It is our firm belief that music should be available for all young people regardless of background We are very grateful for the support of our sponsors and patrons in enabling us to bring the exciting atmosphere of the Festival to so many every year.

In addition to events, there will be a limited number of tickets available for every concert at the festival for under-25s, thanks to the support of the CAVATINA chamber music trust. To request a free ticket, please contact Do get in touch early to avoid disappointment.


This is an amazing opportunity for primary pupils (Yrs 5 or 6) to encounter and listen to professional musicians who will share their passion for music and performance.

4th October 10 AM-12PM  

In collaboration with OCMF performers and Oxford University Music students, three classes of primary pupils (approx. 30 pupils per class) will be encouraged to find out more about music as they visit the Cathedral. Through the world-class musicians they meet, the children will explore the OCMF’s Festival theme, ‘Elements’. They will also learn about Christ Church’s musical heritage and enjoy listening to music, story and song within the unique setting of the Cathedral. This is a FREE event and offered as part of OCMF’s Outreach programme.

 For further information, or to reserve your pupils’ places (approx. 30 per school), please contact the Cathedral Education Officer:


Dear Colleagues,

Please contact me to enable your pupils to benefit from this wonderful experience….

The children will start to arrive from 9.30am, when they will be met by Christ Church Cathedral Education guides at Tom Gate in St Aldate’s.

Everyone should be in place to start their first session by 10am. Each group will have a leader and 2 guides, as well as their accompanying adults and staff. Each group of 30 will have 3 sessions, in a carousel, as follows:

  1. Meeting professional OCMF musicians who will play for the children inside the Cathedral on their short tour.
  2. Meeting Christ Church’s musicians and their musical instruments. The students will share their love for music and enable children to play instruments.
  3. A Powerpoint session about the importance of music and some background to music at Christ Church. 

Each session will last approx.30 minutes and the children will be free to depart just after 12pm, returning to school for their lunch.



We are proud to announce the wonderful cooperation with our partner schools as addition to our education programme:

Previous Festivals

“It is not very often that you go to a concert and feel its physical and emotional impact. But that is what happened to students and staff at d’Overbroeck’s who last week had front-row seats for a spellbinding performance of Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence.”
Phil Purvis, d’Overbroeck’s Director of Music

Read more about the Festival experience from Phil Purvis, Director of Music and students at d’Overbroeck’s.

 We are most grateful to the CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust for their support in enabling OCMF to offer FREE tickets to young people aged 8 to 25 (inclusive) www.cavatina.netand to d’Overbroeck’s School, Oxford for their continued support, publicity and sponsorship of OCMF.