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45. Cushion Concerts for Under 5s and Over 5s: Ted Black, Rachel Fright

20 October 2019, 10:00


Families & Children

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Jacqueline du Pré Music Building

St Hilda's College,

Presented in association with the Jacqueline du Pré Music Building

A fun exploration of music and words, the human voice and the piano, singing and playing, for all the family. This is part of the well-established Cushion Concerts series at the Jacqueline du Pré Music Building. The monthly Cushion Concerts introduce a wide variety of music and instruments to children and their families. They feature specialist guest performers and we’re delighted to be their partner for a morning of song. The floor is cleared and audience members are invited to bring cushions for an intimate and interactive concert, nurturing children’s love and curiosity for classical music.

10am & 11am



Artist Portrait

Ted Black

Ted Black


Born and raised in London, tenor Ted Black currently studies at the Royal College of Music, under the tutelage of Alison Wells and Caroline Dowdle as the Douglas and Hilda Simmonds Scholar, supported by the Mason Scholarship, having previously graduated with first class honours from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Ted’s operatic roles include Gérald (Lakmé (excerpts at RCM)), Belmonte (Die Entführung aus dem Serail (excerpts at RCS)), Scaramuccio (Ariadne auf Naxos), and L’aumônier (Dialogues des Ca... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Rachel Fright

Rachel Fright


Following her performance as a Leeds Lieder Young Artist 2018, Rachel was awarded the Hester Dickson Duo Prize with duo partner Ted Black (tenor) to study at Oxenfoord International Summer School with Malcolm Martineau. In the same year, Rachel was a finalist in the Patricia Routledge National English Song Competition and the British Art-Song competition as part of the London Song Festival. Rachel performs regularly across the UK and has been featured on BBC Radio 3. She is also a musician for Live Music Now, deputy tutor at Yorkshire Young ... Read Full Biography

This event is part of a series:

Tales of Beyond - Magic, Myths and Mortals

The 18th Oxford Lieder Festival will explore life, death, and the mysterious areas between and beyond. Sprites and nymphs cause mayhem and mischief, while legends abound from Greco-Roman sagas to the Lorelei and the Erlking. Storytelling with the Crick Crack Club, a ghost tour, a magic show and more all complement the myriad concerts, masterclasses and study events over a packed fortnight....