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The Exuberant Trust is a local charity which supports young people in Oxfordshire who are developing their interest in the arts: music, drama, dance, art & crafts, multi-media, etc. and who are in need of a small one-off grant (maximum £500) for a specific project or activity.

The Exuberant Trust raises funds by organising concerts throughout the year and from donations received from its supporters. Successful applicants are encouraged to take part in concerts and other activities in support of the Trust.

Next Concert:

Music at The Limes

7pm, Sunday 26th May


English Country Life

William Leigh Knight

Catherine Hutchinson

and John Collis, piano

The Pavilion at The Limes

Standlake, Oxfordshire OX29 7RH

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Music at The Limes events are free and last for one hour.

Donations to the Exuberant Trust (preferably Gift-Aided)
are gratefully accepted, so please bring your cheque books
or you can donate securely online here.

Forthcoming Concerts

7pm, Sunday 16th June

The Pocket Clock Ensemble

Eric Clarke, Melissa Holding & friends.

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7pm, Sunday 7th July

Charlie Woodhouse (cello)

and Peter McMullin (piano).

We are extremely grateful to all of our Music at The Limes

concert artists, who perform in aid of the Exuberant Trust for free.

Donations received from the Limes concerts directly fund our small grants programme which exists to support young people (under 30 years)

in Oxfordshire with individual projects, related to any of the arts.

Applications for grants are welcome.

Olympia Hetherington

Olympia Hetherington


Music at the Limes

Past Concerts

5pm, Sunday 3rd February

Olympia Hetherington, mezzo-soprano sings from a programme of music by Handel, Mozart, Bizet, Tchaikovsky, Mahler, Hahn, Roderick Williams and Peter Cowdrey, in a concert entitled 'Witches, Britches, Bitches - the many lives of a mezzo'.

The Sappleden Trio

An Afternoon of Piano Music

3.00pm, Sunday 9th December

An Afternoon of Piano Music. Rosemary Jefford played music by Bach, Chopin, Liszt, Debussy and also some of her own works.

The Sappleden Trio

The Sappleden Trio

5.00pm, Sunday 11th November

The Sappleden Trio performed a selection of music entitled Dans le Calme including music by Strauss, Fauré, Suk and Brahms.  The Sappleden Trio are Eri Sako - violin, Graham Appleton - cello and Marie Denivelle - piano.

Music for Piano and Cello

Music for Piano and Cello

6.00pm, Sunday 30th September

Music for Piano and Cello: including music by Beethoven, Poulenc, Walton, De Falla & Hindemith, performed by Claire Sadler – cello, Louise Taylor – piano & Tom Anderson – piano.

The Exuberant Trust

Supports the Ebacc Campaign

The Department for Education have announced plans to make a new English Baccalaureate (EBacc) a headline league table for schools

and give it a bigger role in Ofsted inspections.

The Government expect at least 90% of pupils to take it. This would
make it all but compulsory for many students.

The EBacc requires pupils to study a minimum of seven GCSEs, but includes no creative subjects; it risks forcing art, dance, design, drama and music and other creative subjects out of schools.

We need your help to save creativity in schools:

Things you can do:

Join the campaign today

Oxford chamber choir JUBILATE! introduce choral music to children from local Primary Schools; with follow-on support from the Exuberant Trust

The BBC Ten Pieces initiative is designed to inspire creativity and a love of music in school children. Ten Pieces Champion, Oxford chamber choir JUBILATE! worked and performed with local primary shool children in October 2015 ... Read More...

2003 - 2013

Officially formed as a charity in April 2003, The Exuberant Trust celebrated it's 10th Anniversary last year, culminating in the Showcase Exuberant Oxford! in September 2013 at the Pegasus Theatre, Oxford Read More ...

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Read about the Commedia Project, commissioned by The Exuberant Trust in memory of Sebastian Graham-Jones.

David Horn in Commedia,

photographed by Bill Cooper.

The Exuberant Trust - Registered Charity No. 1095911

Photograph © Chris Andrews Publications Ltd.

2003 - 2019