LSO Pre-Concert Lecture

This season, Lakeside Chautauqua is partnering with the Conservatory of Music of Baldwin Wallace University and Oberlin College & Conservatory to provide a lecture prior to select Lakeside Symphony Orchestra (LSO) concerts. These talks prepare listeners to understand and enjoy the evening’s symphony concert more fully.

Join us at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, July 31 in the Fountain Inn Aigler Room for a Pre-Concert Lecture with Charles E. McGuire.

McGuire, Professor of Musicology at Oberlin College & Conservatory, studies the music of Edward Elgar and Ralph Vaughan Williams, sight-singing techniques and the intersection of choral singing and moral reform movements.

His publications include Music and Victorian Philanthropy: The Tonic Sol-fa Movement, Elgar’s Oratorios: The Creation of an Epic Narrative and The Historical Dictionary of English Music, which he co-authored with Oberlin colleague Professor Steven Plank.

He is currently writing a history of British musical festivals. His video course, The Great Works of Sacred Music, is available from The Teaching Company.

McGuire holds a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music and PhD in music from Harvard University. He has taught in various capacities at Harvard University, Ball State University, the University of Maryland at College Park and James Madison University. He returned to Oberlin in 2001.


Jul 31, 2024


6:15 pm


Arts & Entertainment,


Aigler Room, Fountain Inn
225 Maple Avenue, Lakeside, OH, USA

Additional Event Information


Share This Event

QR Code